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Bumblebees Group 2016 LTD

Glen Innes


Centre Manager


We are a family owned and operated Centre situated in the heart of Whitford Village, a quick 10 minute drive from Howick (against traffic) into the fresh country air where we are surrounded by lush trees and beautiful native bird life.

We are on the lookout for an experienced, passionate and people-focused Centre Manager who can take the reins and journey on with our wonderful staffing team, families and children.

We draw inspirational influence from the work of Pennie Brownlee and from the teachings of Reggio Emilia, Italy. To find out more about us please visit our www.bumblebeeschildcare.co.nz/whitford or our Facebook Page.

To be flourish in this role you will need:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) or Graduate Diploma in ECE (Level 7)

  • Full Teachers Registration

  • Experience in leadership, mentoring and supporting others to reach their potential

  • A passion for building authentic relationships with children, families, staff and the local community

  • Excellent communication skills; writing, speaking and listening

  • Self-management skills; planning, organising, time management

  • Passionate about creating inspiring and beautiful learning environments

  • Sound knowledge of ECE legislation, MoE and MoH requirements


What do we offer:

  • Supportive, empowering and understanding owners who want to see you succeed in your role and who are always available to you when and as needed

  • Excellent remuneration

  • Financial Incentives (Bonus Structure)

  • A professional development budget dedicated to your personal and professional growth to support you in meeting your professional goals

  • An External Mentor to support you further in your professional growth (paid by us) as well as work collaboratively with you to mentor the teaching team

  • A highly skilled and experienced administrator who will take the stress of administrative duties away from you and who will be available to up-skill you in these areas over time

  • A budget for parent evenings and staff treats/outings

  • Great team culture, dedicated and passionate teachers

  • Excellent facilities and resources

  • A fantastic philosophy at a Centre that has an excellent reputation within the local community

  • Generous discount for staff children


This is a full-time position 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).

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, families and staff, then this role is for you! This is your opportunity to become the best Centre Manager you can be and to enjoy coming to work!

If this sounds like you, please email your CV and Cover Letter to Anna at whitford@bumblebeeschildcare.co.nz or apply below.