Exciting new opportunity in our Preschool Room



We are situated in the heart of Whitford Village in Auckland and we are excited to share that we have two fabulous opportunities at our Centre.

We are on the lookout for a passionate heart-centered teacher for our Preschool Room (3-5 year olds)

As a Centre, we draw inspirational influence from the work of Pennie Browlee and from the teachings of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We are guided by respectful practice, and we are passionate about inquiry-based learning and project work. To support our children in their investigations, we have a dedicated creative space, also known as our Atelier, in our outside cottage. Here, children are encouraged to wonder and experiment with the possibilities of different tools, materials and techniques, and how these can be used to communicate their ideas and feelings.  

For more information on our Centre Philosophy and Room Philosophies, please check our the other tabs on our website. 

About the role:

Picture this.... You are working in a fabulous, experienced and supportive teaching team who bring with them a wealth of experience and an undeniable energy, love and passion for our children. With a fantastic selection of open ended and natural resources, fantastic play spaces, and an Atelier, you will be able to offer children the best learning experiences and become as creative as you want! Excellent ratios will also provide you with a calm environment where you will be empowered to relish in the art of teaching with the children and teachers alike. This is your chance to be part of something really special!


To flourish in this role you will need:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) or Graduate Diploma in ECE

  • Provisional or Full Teachers Registration

  • Confident with programme planning (must be able to provide examples of learning stories and full cycle of programme planning available)

  • Experience with the Reggio Emilia philosophy and inquiry-based learning would be advantageous

  • Excellent communication skills; writing, speaking and listening

  • Self-management skills; planning, organsing, time mangement

  • A love for people, big and small, and calm, loving, respectful

  • Team player who is flexible, reliable and collaborative

  • Sound knowledge of child development

  • A zest for life, a fabulous sense of humour and a passion for working with 3-5 year olds

  • A happy, motivated and enthusiastic can do attitude


This is a full-time position and on a rotating roster between 7.30am-6pm. You will also be expected to attend staff meetings, open days and parent evenings (sufficient notice will be given).


What do we offer:

  • An onsite Centre Manager who is a qualified and experienced ECE teacher

  • Supportive, collaborative and empowering working environment

  • A supportive leadership team (Room Leaders and Centre Manager)

  • Monthly meetings with an external mentor offering extra support and guidance (at no cost to you)

  • Professional Development opportunities

  • An environment where you are not just another teacher or number, you are part of our family


If you are interested in being part of something beautiful, to have a fresh start and to do the best we can for our beautiful children, then this role is for you! This is your opportunity to become the best teacher you can be and to enjoy coming to work!


Apply by filling in the below application form, or by emailing your CV to whitford@bumblebeeschildcare.co.nz

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