Session Facilitator - Murchison 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:

Friday 25 June 2021


Murchison Playcentre – located on Waller Street, Murchison.


Open 3 sessions per week – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 12.30pm. This position is for 2 sessions per week (4 hours per session, 8 hours per week), Monday and Thursday, with potential for Wednesday also. These sessions take place during School term time only.

A mileage payment is possible and can be negotiated with the Centre Advisor.

This role will will begin as soon as possible.

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Hold a Playcentre Course 4 or higher or Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care, or an equivalent ECE qualification.
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate.

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;

Closing date:

Friday 25 June 2021.

How to apply:

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