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Early childhood education is an important first step in building the foundation for a child's ongoing learning and development. 


At Whānau Manaaki, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.


All of our teachers and educators receive ongoing professional development and support from Senior Teachers or Etu Ao leaders.


As an early childhood teacher you will be at the cutting edge of education, and play a critical role in helping young children along a pathway of lifelong learning.


In conjunction with The Open Polytechnic, we support our home-based educators (TONIs) to achieve a certificate in Early Childhood Education, level 3.

The TONIs and Kindergarten Based Students who wish to further their studies are able to study and achieve the Bachelor of Education (ECE) also with The Open Polytechnic.

We also support another group of Kindergarten Based Students to achieve a Degree in Early Childhood with Te Rito Maioha (previously Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa New Zealand Childcare Association).


We support all students with their studies by offering study days as well as assistance with editing and writing their assignments to help them achieve their goals.


Do you think you might be interested?


We'd love to talk with you about your options and to arrange for you to visit our kindergartens.


For more information, the TeachNZ website is a valuable source of information on options for study, financial support and provides profiles of ECE training providers. 


We're always looking for teachers and educators to join our "caring family", so if you think you might be interested, get in touch now.


  To apply for a teaching position with Whānau Manaaki, applicants must hold:
  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Current Practising Certificate
  • Current First Aid Certificate
All teachers working with children in Whānau Manaaki are qualified. This means that you will be part of a team where all members have professional knowledge and understanding of children's learning and development.



All teachers working for us must either hold a certificate of full registration or be working towards it.
You will be supported as you work through the registration period, with workshops and a professional, individualised advice and guidance programme.

All vacancies are advertised below or online
in the Education Gazette,


Contact our Human Resources officer for a full application pack and job description.




Current vacancies:


There are no current vacancies





Relieving Available:


Casual Relieving for Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens:

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens invite any person with a recognised Early Childhood Qualification to register as a Casual Relief Teacher for the Association.

Applications are welcome any time.

Please contact the Human Resources Officer, Phone (04) 232 3069 for a Relievers Pack








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