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As an employee of Kindergartens Waikato or Early Educaiton Waikato you will be part of a large professional team continually striving to provide the very best educational environment for children and their families and whanau.

Administrative & Management Support

Each centre is under the umbrella of The Waikato Kindergarten Association, a head office which employs managers and administration staff to provide support with the many tasks involved in running a centre. These tasks include;

  • Employment of staff - permanent and relieving
  • Payment of salaries and wages
  • Accessing and managing Ministry of Education Funding
  • Payment of accounts and financial reporting
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Professional support and guidance
  • Property development
  • Compliance and Health and Safety

Professional Development

The Waikato Kindergarten Association encourages staff to maintain their expertise and professionalism in an ever changing environment by providing a free comprehensive professional development program of courses and workshops throughout the year.

Communication and consultation contributes to the successful operation of any organization. Therefore formal and informal meetings with staff and management are held throughout the year to encourage networking and discuss topics of interest.

Registration Advice and Guidance

All teachers must either hold a certificate of full registration or be working towards registration. Kindergartens Waikato provides a formal registration process to support all permanent teaching staff undergoing Teacher Registration.

We have an established process which includes ongoing individual support and guidance, regular meetings and professional development.

Professional Support

The Waikato Kindergarten Association employs Educational Services Managers to provide support and oversee the effective operations of the centres. They regularly visit centres to provide practical, professional support to individuals and teams to enhance teaching practice.

Employment Agreement

All teaching staff employed by The Waikato Kindergarten Association are covered by the pay and conditions as stated in the National Collective Employment Agreement for Kindergarten Teachers.

To download the Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement visit the Ministry of Education website on www.minedu.govt.nz.

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