Session Facilitator - The Key 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: 9th July 2021

Available Position:

  • The Key Playcentre (Te Anau), 2373 Te Anau-Mossburn Hwy, The Key 9672
  • 2 sessions per week – Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm & Thursday 9.30am – 1pm during school term time.
  • Up to 8 hours per week (contact and non-contact time).
  • Start date as soon as possible.
  • This is a permanent position.

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;

The successful applicant will be joining a supportive, close-knit team who are dedicated to providing rich learning experiences to our tamariki, and supportive networks to our whānau.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Applications close when the position has been filled.

Closing date:

9th July 2021

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role with your CV and Cover Letter, please contact mailto:

Antoinette Mclean

[email protected] Please include “LSI – SF The Key” in the subject line.