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Personal and Professional growth

No matter what the role, you can join our Busy Bees whānau with full confidence that you will have the right tools and support required to help see you succeed within your role.

We offer an abundance of extensive career opportunities with personal and professional growth, tailored to suit your individual aspirations.  Equal to this, you will be just as empowered to utilise your own professional experience and personal qualities to see your centre thrive, alongside your capable team.

Early Childhood provides extensive career opportunities. You can start anywhere along the pathway and grow as far as suits you! You’re in control of your destiny.



Frequently Asked Questions?

Are you ready to take the next step in your career journey?  Whether you’re a recent graduate, an experienced teacher looking for a change, or someone seeking new opportunities, navigating the recruitment process can be both exciting and daunting. To help you along the way, we have put together some Q and A’s to help you with the process:

Q: How do I improve my chances of success?
A: Start by tailoring your CV and cover letter to highlight your relevant skills and experiences, Go over your CV before sending it, or even better, get someone to read over it for you. Things like spelling and grammar errors need to be corrected in your CV.
Q: What should I expect during the application process?
A: The application process requires you to submit your CV and a cover letter. The recruitment team will set up a meet and greet with you and if you are selected you will then have an interview with one our wonderful Centre Managers.
Q: What do I need to do to prepare for my interview?
A: Preparation is key. Research the centre, its values, and philosophy. Prepare examples that highlight your skills and accomplishments. Dress professionally, arrive on time and bring copies your qualifications if necessary.
Q: Should I follow up after an interview? If so, how?
A: Absolutely. Sending a thoughtful thank you email or note to the interviewer(s) after an interview is a great way to demonstrate your interest and appreciation. Reiterate your enthusiasm for the role and briefly mention key points discussed during the interview. Keep it concise, professional, and timely.
Q: How can I make my CV stand out?
A: Think of your CV as your first introduction to a total stranger. You want them to be able to clearly read and understand you, your philosophy, your achievements and your passions as an educator. Use clear headings, bullet points, and concise language. Consider including a summary or professional profile section that highlights your key strengths and career objectives. Proofread meticulously to ensure there are no errors.

Teacher in Training

Looking to kickstart your journey in ECE?  A Teacher in Training position allows you to put theory into practise with hands-on experience in a supportive setting.  Joins us and build the foundation for a rewarding teaching career!

Centre Administrator

Are you a talented administrator with a desire so be part of something meaningful? Centre Administrators are often the heart of a centre, with a warm, welcoming, and approachable nature, playing a key role in building and maintaining relationships amongst our tamariki, families and within our community. You’ll love the unique and satisfying opportunities this role presents, no day will ever be the same! 

Kai Creator

Are you passionate about making health meals both delicious and fun for children?  Release your culinary creativity and genuine love for working with children as a Kai Creator, transforming healthy meals, new foods and flavours into delicious dishes that nourish our tamariki and give them the energy they need to learn and play and fuel their imaginations!

Casual or Relief Teacher

Are you a passionate educator looking for flexibility, variety, and a supportive team environment? Join our amazing team on a casual relieving basis and enjoy great work-life balance and flexibility.  So whether you are a student seeking balance between classes and work schedules, or a super parent ready to jump back into the professional world, we've got you covered!

Unregistered Teacher

Embark on a rewarding journey in ECE and discover your potential! Join our passionate team of kaiako and enjoy the support and training opportunities available.  You'll have the chance to obtain your registration while bringing fresh ideas and creativity to our vibrant classrooms.

Registered Teacher

Are you passionate about people, putting tamariki at the heart of all that you do?  We’d love to kōrero with you about the exciting Registered Teacher opportunities in our centres full of aroha and positivity, where we also put people first and support you to continue to learn, laugh and inspire and empower our young learners to reach their full potential, enriching their learning experiences and fostering their growth. We strongly value our teachers and offer generous benefits including opting into EPP.

Team Leader

Are you an experienced Registered Teacher ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful impact on not only the lives of children, but leading and supporting a team of fellow educators? As a team leader, you will be inspiring both our tamariki and kaiako, bringing your unique brand of fun, energy, and passion to our team!

Centre Manager

Are you ready to lead, inspire and guide a passionate, talented and hard-working team of teachers?  Are you a natural leader looking for an opportunity for advancement?  Centre Managers are given the flexibility and freedom to develop their own teaching pedagogy and hone their leadership skills, with wrap around support, guidance and mentoring. Take the leap and step up into leading a team of your own!

Regional Manager

Are you ready to progress to the next level in your ECE career, take on a new challenge with significant variety and the reward of being part of an exciting innovative and people-focused organisation?  Invest your experience, skills and knowledge into leading, inspiring and guiding our passionate, talented, and hard-working Centre Managers and make a real difference to the learning outcomes for tamariki.


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