Pay and Conditions
All teachers in Heretaunga Kindergartens are covered by the pay and conditions as stated in the national Collective Employment Agreement for Kindergarten Teachers, negotiated by NZEI: Te Riu Roa.
This is one of the few collective agreements in the Early Childhood Sector and provides national coverage for a national service.
This agreement also includes a commitment by the Government to pay parity for kindergarten teachers with primary and secondary teachers and this was fully implemented in 2006.
All Kindergarten teachers are covered by the State Sector Act and therefore employment negotiations are carried out directly with the Ministry of Education, rather than with individual Associations.
We offer excellent professional development opportunities, 6 weeks annual leave per year, as well as term breaks, additional sick leave entitlements, registration support, excellent professional support and guidance.
A set of Professional Standards for kindergarten teachers has been established under the Teachers collective employment agreement.
Professional Standards have been designed to establish national consistency in performance management while remaining sufficiently flexible so to enable individual teachers to adapt them to their particular climate, culture and community.
For more information on Professional Standards please email The Education Managers.
To become a reliever for Heretaunga Kindergartens you need to apply for a relievers pack which will be sent to you and will give you the relevant information to fulfil the role as a relieving teacher.
Qualified relievers will be employed whenever possible. All qualified relievers must hold a practising certificate (NZTC).
Thank you for expressing an interest in the position/s with the Heretaunga Kindergarten Association for which the Application pack/s are below. Your application, should you wish to proceed, must be on the Application Forms provided. You should ensure that your nominated referees receive a copy of the Referee Report Form accompanied by a copy of the Position Description. Please ensure that your referee is aware of the closing date for the application. Your referees should also be aware that they may be contacted by telephone by a member of the Appointments panel.
Please ensure that your CV is up to date and has current information. Your application must reach this office by 9.00am, Friday, 14 June 2013 and will be acknowledged upon receipt. Late, or incomplete, applications will not be accepted. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned. Please do not send information in folders or binders, please just staple or paper clip documents together. Applicants are invited to visit the Kindergarten if they wish.