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Nestle into a Great Career

Ready to take the next step in your career? Nestled Early Learning Centre provides a supportive atmosphere where tamariki, kaiako and whanau come together to discover and grow.

Our kaiako are committed to helping tamariki reach their fullest potential in a nurturing environment that embraces and enhances tamariki development.

Learn more about our centre, philosophy and employee benefits, and view our current vacancies below.

Our Philosophy

Nestled Early Learning Centre celebrates our tamariki as uniquely competent, inquisitive, engaged explorers capable of leading their own learning journeys, as well as inspiring others. Along with the use of Te Whāriki, we incorporate aspects of the RIE Philosophy and the Reggio Emilia approach into our programme. Warmth, love and nurturing are woven through our philosophy ensuring that tamariki have the opportunity to nestle with people and nature.

We Offer Our Team Great Perks!

As an early childhood collaborative, Nestled Early Learning Centre provides a supportive atmosphere where tamariki, kaiako and whanau come together to discover and grow. We’re proud to work with top early childhood educators – and offer the following perks and benefits to our valued team members:

  • Competitive Remuneration

    We recognise our kaiako as key stakeholders in forming and nurturing strong relationships with our tamariki, whanau and community, and offer competitive remuneration in acknowledgement of this. As well as competitive remuneration, our employee benefits package includes reduced childcare fees for staff.

  • A Beautiful Environment

    Nestled offers a beautiful, modern and purpose-built working environment, with innovative learning spaces and enriching outdoor areas. We’re proud to have a centre where kaiako love to work, and where tamariki love to learn!

  • A Supportive Team

    When you join Nestled, you’ll be part of a fun, hard-working, passionate and supportive team who enjoy team events and social outings. You’ll be valued as an individual and supported by a wider experienced management team.

  • Professional Learning & Development

    Nestled is a team of lifelong learners, whom we support with ongoing in-house training, support and online webinars, provided by the experts at 4E’s Consulting. When you join our team, you’ll have the opportunity to grow professionally through ongoing professional development and mentoring.

  • Wellbeing & Balance

    Nestled is committed to staff wellbeing and balance. We maintain excellent ratios, and because we value our kaiako and their time, full staff meetings are paid! We also offer regular non-contact time weekly for paperwork and administration to be completed during normal working hours.

  • Additional Employee Benefits

    We are pleased to offer a range of additional benefits to our valued team members, including Paid Registration, First Aid Certification, uniforms and annual flu vaccinations to further support their career and workplace wellbeing.

Team Member Testimonial

I have been working at Nestled since it opened in April 2019. I can honestly say it is the best center I have worked at, the best team to be a part of and the best company to work for. The well-being of children and staff are really the priority of the owners and this is evidenced by constant open dialogue, bending over backwards to provide us with a balanced lifestyle, amazing staff lunches, low ratios and support with inquiry and PLD. The atmosphere of the centre is positive, encouraging, supportive and we genuinely have a good laugh every day. I love this team - and new members are welcomed with open arms! I can honestly say I feel incredibly lucky to have my job.


I have been fortunate enough to have been part of our Nestled whānau since April 2019. Within the first few minutes of talking to one of our owners I felt like I was home. Our supportive owners at Nestled not only emphasise the importance of the well-being of our tamariki but also the well-being of our kaiako and staff too, offering flexibility as the needs of our own families arise. Nestled is a home away from home and I feel so lucky to be part of a team that work within a supportive, caring, respectful and fun environment. With delicious freshly cooked meals daily, great PLD opportunities, an amazing mentoring system, first aid and teacher registration paid for on top of working with the best team, I always feel proud when I tell people I am part of the team at Nestled.


The thing that has always stood out for me working at Nestled Early Learning Centre is how valued I feel as a teacher, team member, and person. Not only are we providing an amazing and unique environment for our tamariki and their families, but us as teachers that help to make up the Nestled team are supported, nurtured and cared for as well.


Nestled Early Learning Centre

139 Styx Mill Road
8051 Christchurch Directions learning@nestled.co.nz 03 359 0091 View page

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