Want to work at Coastlands Preschool?

We’re Hiring!

We are ready to begin hiring for our purpose built, Under Two room.

After 13 years operating as an Over Two centre, Coastlands Preschool is expanding with the creation of a purpose built building for Under Twos. Located next to our existing building, our new rooms will be an extension of our current centre and will follow the same ethos.

Situated near the beach in Coastlands, a short five minute drive from Whakatane, Coastlands Preschool is proud to be Whakatane’s most spacious preschool - we have over twice the required space, inside and out, allowing our tamariki plenty or room to play and learn. We also make use of our lovely community, regularly venturing to the local parks and the beach.

Our passion is our tamariki - we aim to enrich their lives through the relationships we build and the experiences we offer.

What is on offer:

  • A range of positions:

    • most working with Under Twos but the possibility of working with Over Twos

    • Both full and part-time positions

    • Room/Team leader position - Under Twos (full time)

    • Qualified and unqualified vacancies

    • Maternity cover position

  • Competitive pay rates as part of an excellent remuneration package

  • High teacher to child ratios

  • Supportive, enthusiastic team and manager

  • Opportunity for you to use your skill-set and ideas to help develop our new room and team values

  • Ample professional development opportunities

  • First Aid certification

  • A safe, engaging and friendly place to work

  • Spacious learning spaces

  • An onsite cafe for all your caffeine and sweet treat needs (opening date to be confirmed)

What you offer:

  • Passion in being part of a new teaching team

  • Genuine love of teaching and working with children

  • A philosophy centred around respectful practises with children, colleagues and parents

  • Great skills and experience in early childhood education

  • A strong belief in child led learning

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • The ability to develop, and maintain, good relationships with staff, parents and children

  • Happy, vibrant personality

  • Flexibility, creative and an enthusiastic can-do attitude

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

  • A positive attitude, commitment to being reflective in your practice and willingness to upskill yourself

  • Previous experience with, and understanding of, learning, assessment and internal evaluation (for qualified teachers)

If you would like to be considered for one of the positions we have available, please download the application form here. Alternatively, please email admin@coastlandspreschool.co.nz and request a form.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Brenda, our Centre Manager, on brenda@coastlandspreschool.co.nz or 07 3089 302.

Applicants for these positions must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close Saturday 22nd June - please note new closing date.

Relief Teachers

Be part of our awesome team as a relief teacher! Casual work opportunities available. Qualified and unqualified applicants welcome. Please contact our manager, Brenda Stewart, on 07 3089 302 or send your CV to admin@coastlandspreschool.co.nz. Alternatively, pop in and see us at the centre.


Looking for care for your child?

Child Vacancies

Kiwi Room

We have limited vacancies in our Kiwi Room - get in touch to find out what is available.

Pukeko Room

Our Pukeko Room is currently full.

If we currently do not have a space for your child on the days you require, we are happy to put them on our waiting list. 

Under Twos

We are now taking enrolments for our purpose built Under Two room, opening in the second half of 2019.

If you wish for your child to join us at our centre you can either pre-enrol your child using the 'Enrol' button or download an enrolment form and bring it in. 

Alternatively, you can email Kat at admin@coastlandspreschool.co.nz and ask for an enrolment form. Or you are welcome to pop in to the centre, have a look around, and pick up an enrolment pack while you are here.