t’s fun to work at the YMCA!

This is a 35 hour per week early childhood teaching role that’s fun! The three themes of our philosophy – nature, nurture, and being active gives you flexibility to develop and inspire learning in areas that you’re passionate about. The Y is a place that supports everyone to be unique and make a positive difference every single day.

Joining the Y as an ECE Teacher, means joining the Y family. It is a place that supports everyone to be unique and reflects the communities we serve. Come join us, be rewarded and make a positive difference to the lives of our children and families in what you do every day.

What will you be doing?

No day is the same and you will be:

  • the whānau – turning that frown upside down, being a safe support person and witness to wonderful development milestones
  • the coach – facilitating and playing games, sport and team building activities
  • the gardener/musician/performer/artist/builder – sharing a love of nature, getting creative with arts & crafts, inspiring rhythmic performance, and giving dramatic storybook reading – any number of ways to engage with this delightful age group
  • the first aider – dealing with bumps and bruises, facilitating clean-ups and being a helping hand for their self-discovery
  • the supervisor – keeping an eye on behaviours and supporting YMCA values

As part of the Y family, you can look forward to:

  • Small licenses and great ratios
  • Generous benefits across all YMCA services
  • Ongoing personal development and career advancement
  • Wellness support services
  • A highly skilled and supportive team to work alongside
  • Your hard work, commitment and dedication will be celebrated and rewarded

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.


YMCA North employs around 700 employees across Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua. We are a not for profit organisation that has been operating for over 165 years. We operate fitness centres, pools, recreation stadiums, hostels, outdoor camps, early learning centres, before and after school care, holiday programmes and youth programmes. We live by our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and our goal is to build strong kids, families and communities.

If you have any queries regarding this role, please send an email to Priscilla.dougall@ymcaauckland.org.nz

All applicants must:

  • Currently hold the right to work in New Zealand and currently be in New Zealand.
  • Return a satisfactory Police Vet before commencement of employment.

YMCA North is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in our care and it is our expectation that all staff will operate in a way that reflects this intent. Staff will be required to attend Safeguarding workshops, trainings and online modules to comply with YMCA North Safeguarding Policy.