Under 2's Room Leader


Are you passionate, heart-centred leader who is looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting and unique opportunity that could be just what you are looking for!

About the role:

You will be working alongside, inspiring and guiding a passionate team of 4 teachers who have an abundance of knowledge, experience as well as an infinite amount of love for our youngest children. We are more than just a team in this room, we are family, and we work together to achieve the best outcomes for our children.

Our Sweet Peas Room is in a separate room with its own outdoor play area, great resources and play spaces. You will have endless opportunities to offer children the best learning experiences and get as creative as you like.

As a Centre, we draw inspirational influence from the work of Pennie Brownlee and from the teachings of Reggio Emilia, Italy. In our Sweet Peas Room, we are guided by respectful practice and the RIE philosophy. Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. 

We have great teacher ratios, regular non-contact time and monthly mentor meetings to provide extra support for you to grow professionally.

The Room Leader role is a full-time position and you will be 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).

To be flourish in this role you will need:

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

  • Full Teachers Registration

  • Experience in leadership

  • Confident with programme panning (examples of learning stories and full cycle of programme planning available).

  • Experience working with Primary Caregiving
  • Extensive knowledge of RIE philosophy

  • Excellent communication skills; writing, speaking and listening

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

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

  • Passionate about creating inspiring and beautiful environments; igniting wonder, curiosity and stimulating learning experiences

  • Sound knowledge of child development, especially 0-2 year olds

  • A happy, motivated and enthusiastic can do attitude!

What do we offer:

  • An onsite Centre Manager who is qualified and experienced ECE Teacher

  • Supportive, collaborative and empowering working environment

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

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

  • Professional Development opportunities

  • An environment where you are not just another member 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! 

Come join our fabulous team where we can work together in providing the best possible start to life for our little ones!

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

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