Session Facilitator – Hanmer Springs Playcentre


Purpose of the position

To assist parents and caregivers on session to ensure sessions run smoothly, ensuring parents are supported in their role as kaiako and children’s needs are catered for, that their play learning and development is enhanced, as well as role modelling Playcentre Philosophy and current practices. To help centre members understand the key components of excellent practice at Playcentre, and how each person can contribute to this. To foster a whānau-led culture and support emergent leadership, by helping centre members gain knowledge and understanding, and increase confidence in centre members to take on more and more of running sessions themselves.

Closing date: 11 January 2022

Available position:

Hanmer Springs Playcentre – 6 Cheltenham Street, Hanmer Springs

  • 2 sessions per week – Wednesday & Friday, 9am – 1pm
  • These sessions take place during School Term time only
  • This role will begin at the start of Term 1, 2022

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 4 or Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care, or an equivalent, or higher ECE qualification.
  • Applicants holding a Playcentre Course 3 qualification will also be considered.
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate or be prepared to achieve this.

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • A passion for working with children aged 0 – 6 years alongside parents and caregivers;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the value of Playcentre and its philosophy;
  • Knowledge and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and using Te Reo on session;
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Te Whāriki;
  • Great time management and communication skills;
  • An ability to support and empower parents, whānau and caregivers.
  •  A willingness to upskill and meet new Playcentre qualification requirements as required;
  • A willingness to upskill and meet new Playcentre qualification requirements as required;

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:

11 January 2022

How to apply:

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role with your CV and Cover Letter, please contact [email protected] Please include “USI SF Hanmer” in the subject line.