Session Support Worker – Ashurst Park Playcentre

Waikato

We are looking for someone to assist us in providing parents and caregivers with the tools and knowledge in running a successful Playcentre session.

Closing date: 19th February 2021

 

About the role:

Playcentre is a whanau-led centre that follows a philosophy based around parents as first and best teachers. Playcentre believes that children thrive when their whanau are actively engaged in their learning and education.

We are looking for someone to assist us in providing parents and caregivers with the tools and knowledge in running a successful Playcentre session.

About Ashurst Park:

Ashurst Park are a friendly, supportive & diverse centre located next to Te Rapa school in Pukete, Hamilton.

At Ashurst Park Playcentre we believe in supporting parents/caregivers as first teachers and that children learn best in a fun and stimulating environment.  Being involved in our centre gives parents/caregivers the chance to be involved in their child’s early childhood education and also learn & grow alongside their tamariki.  We strongly value and support learning through play.

We provide a range of learning opportunities & experiences for our tamariki to enrich their learning. Our centre has a range of beautiful resources to meet the needs and interests of tamariki aged 0-6. We offer 16 areas of play including a sun shaded sandpit, messy play, musical instruments, books, crafts, carpentry and family play plus many more.  We love to spark our tamariki curiosity and creativity & follow their interests. Like all Playcentres we follow Te Whaariki, the Early childhood curriculum.

We work hard to cater to the needs of all our members and pride ourselves in providing baking & cooking opportunities for children & adults with food intolerances, allergies & other dietary needs.

Location:

61a Ashurst Avenue, Hamilton, 3200

Hours:

Permanent

3 hours’ p/w

Wednesday – 9 am – 12 pm

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Minimum Playcentre Course 3, NZ Cert (level 4) or above – or equivalent ECE qualification
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Te Whāriki
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Good understanding of positive guidance and the Vulnerable Children’s Act
  • Supporting parents and caregivers in their responsibilities of the operations and administration during a centre session
  • Encouraging parents’ role as Kaiako to support their children’s needs, learning and development through activities and play
  • To help support centre members in Te Whāriki curriculum and developing their knowledge of learning through play
  • For more information around Playcentre Knowledge visit https://www.playcentre.org.nz/

Closing date:

19th February 2021

To apply:

Email for more information or email your letter of interest and CV to:

Emilee Middleton-Wood

[email protected]