It’s fun to work at the Y!

We are currently recruiting for a Qualified Teacher (35 hours per week minimum) to join our Early Learning Centre in Manurewa. We are seeking a passionate Teacher with great communication skills, a love for early childhood education and the ability to build strong, genuine relationships with parents, staff, and young children.

At The Y Manurewa, we pride ourselves on providing a caring environment where children embark on their learning adventures with joy and security. As you walk through our centre you will see that we take pride in our environment and have genuine long-lasting relationships with our tamariki and whanau. Our strong team culture is felt throughout the centre as you will see we embrace respect, diversity, and inclusive relationships.

Working for the Y, you get great benefits too! Free childcare at the centre and free gym memberships at any YMCA Centre, teacher registration paid for and many other discounts across our services.

What will you be doing?

  • Implement stimulating activities and programming for children
  • Ensure children show growth and development through observations
  • Ensure children’s individual portfolios are updated monthly as a minimum
  • teaching and learning with a view to improvement by noticing, recognising, responding, supporting and documenting competently the programme journey through Storypark and learning stories
  • Ensure children show growth and development through observations
  • Develop competent practices in facilitating children’s engagement in learning
  • Create and maintain a safe environment that is conducive to learning including displays and provocations/invitations that reflect current interests, make learning visible and look professional
  • Maintain and promote positive relationships with children that respect their individuality, culture and place in their community
  • Communicate clearly and accurately and effectively with YMCA staff, children, whānau and external professionals as appropriate

What experience/skills do you need?

  • B Ed/Dip Teaching Level 7 (ECE) current teacher registration/certification.
  • Good knowledge around current ECE regulations, Te Whariki and programme planning
  • Passion for working with young children and a love for engaging with the community
  • Great communication skills as you will be chatting to children, parents and staff regularly
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional practice.

What The Y Offers:

  • Free gym membership and discounts on YMCA services e.g., childcare, holiday programs, sports leagues, etc.
  • Professional development, on the job qualifications, career advancement and safeguarding training
  • Working in a community-focused environment
  • On-site parking