Qualified Teacher (BestStart South Road) Teacher Hawera Permanent / Full Time At BestStart South Road, we empower our tamariki to learn through active exploration in an environment which inspires curiosity, where they feel safe and loved. We foster a respect for nature and papatūānuku, encouraging tamariki to make their own discoveries and theories. Does this sound like you? Are you prepared to go above and beyond for our children? We are a mixed centre catering for up to 44 children (12 U2s). We are looking at employing a teacher for 5 days/40 hours a week to join our hard-working team. We are a centre that thrives on our vision of Ngā reo maha – Kōtahi te hāpori, Multiple Voices – One Community, with tamariki at the heart of everything we do here. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you, come for a visit today! We are looking for a special addition to our teaching team here at BestStart South Road. This diverse teaching environment requires the following abilities; you will need to be open, authentic, and understanding to connect with this truly special community. You will need the superpower of being able to transition from addressing the complex needs of infants, to toddlers, to preschoolers, and back again in the space of minutes … or maybe all at the same time. Versatility is the essence of this centre. This mixed-aged setting also requires you to have supersonic ears that can hear the shyest little voice in a room of ‘exuberant’ noise. Patience is essential, putting extra in your pocket for when you run out is also recommended. You of course will need to bring plenty of aroha to share around and be prepared to get some (a lot) back in return. Basically, you need the X factor! There is a panel of tiny judges waiting to be wowed and they deserve the best. The applicant must slot into a strong and supportive team; bring something new, interest us, teach us, and grow with us … no pressure. Above all be prepared to laugh … a lot … even at yourself. Why work for BestStart? We’re big on growing our people! Our professional development is second to none and we have amazing career pathways that can help you reach your goals! We offer a great benefits package to our people which includes discounted childcare, subsidised health insurance, a BestStart uniform, and immediate access to your sick leave! BestStart is not just a place to work – Joining BestStart means joining a whānau. It is a place where innovation thrives and where we celebrate the wins – big and small! Bring your unique self to work. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re passionate about making a difference, you belong here.