Passionate Preschool Teacher

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Due to our ever increasing roll we are seeking a full time staff member who is passionate about respectful relationships and child led learning, this role will be based in our 3-6 room, Whakawhitinga, and will be for 40 hours per week.

Nestled Early Learning Centre represents love, nurturing and closeness to each other, in an environment that embraces and enhances tamariki development across all areas.

We celebrate our tamariki as uniquely competent, inquisitive, engaged explorers capable of leading their own learning journeys, as well as inspiring others. Our approach and curriculum supports tamariki to set the pace for their own learning and develop according to their individual interests and also group interests.

We have:
- A brand new purpose built Centre licensed for 80 children.
- Great professional development opportunities.
- Quality ratios.
- Generous non-contact time.
- Discount for staff children.
- First Aid refreshers paid for.
-Teacher Registration paid for.
- The most supportive team you could ever wish for.

If this sounds like you and you would like to join our Nestled whānau please send your cover letter and CV to

This position is open to registered teachers and unregistered teachers in training. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Nestled Early Learning Centre

139 Styx Mill Road
8051 Christchurch Directions 03 359 0091 View page

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.

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.

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