Please see current vacancies page for any roles that are being advertised at this time with Kidsfirst Kindergartens
Please see left hand menu for our application form so you can gain an understanding of the type of information you may be required to supply when a vacancy is advertised. We require a completed application form and up to three (3) referee reports on the prescribed forms (these referee reports can be held for up to 12 months and used again if the referee agrees).
All documentation including the required application form
and any referee reports must be submitted on line and arrive by the closing time and date.
If you would like to work on the documents prior to submitting them on line, you are able to download a writeable PDF Application Form and Referee Form here (click on the hyperlink). Please ensure however that you then copy the information into the online form for submission.
Please note that all permanent appointments to kindergarten roles will be made on the understanding and agreement, that if the operation of the kindergarten were to change to be open during term break, the appointee would be required to work.
It is also a requirement for permanent appointment that you hold an ECE qualification, current practicing certificate and current first aid certificate.
No late applications or documentation will be accepted
as paperwork is distributed to the panel
immediately after closing.
Applying for Relieving Positions:
Currently we are not taking on new relievers in the Canterbury region due to limited availability of work.
We are however still looking for relievers in Central Otago and the West Coast.
We're always on the lookout for talented relieving teachers to join our wonderful team of day to day relievers.
So, What does relieving for Kidsfirst look like?
Day to day relieving typically starts from 8.00/8.15am in our services and ends at 3.00/3.15pm for a full day of relieving (Except Diamond Harbour with a 4.30pm finish) with some part day morning, afternoon and lunch cover sessions as well.
Relievers are individually contacted from 6.45am each day and matched to a specific relieving job meeting their needs and ours.
Why do our teachers love relieving?
The first placement I felt like I was a new student walking up the path. Very nervous and apprehensive. How would I get through the day? Would the staff be welcoming ? Would the children respond to me? Would I know what to do??? Each day of relieving has been a new adventure. I feel renewed and revitalised. I have really enjoyed experiencing different learning environments, I have gained different insights and in turn feel I have made a positive contribution. Teachers have been very professional and welcoming. Children and their families have been friendly and responsive. Exciting learning opportunities and support are being provided for children and their whānau at the places I have been lucky enough to have worked at. My work/life balance is perfect! - Rayleen McAuliffe, day to day relieving teacher
We're currently looking for relievers with open availability across the 5 day working week. If you think relieving is for you, please complete our Relieving Teacher Application today!