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Acorn Montessori Children’s House, Devonport - Qualified Releiver

We are seeking qualified and NZ registered casual relieving teachers for our relievers list. Montessori experience not necessary but teachers will need to be open to learning about the Montessori philosophy and supporting this in the classroom. Our opening hours are 9.00am – 3.00pm.

Our teaching team are professional, fun loving and are very supportive of each other.

We are situated near Belmont and close to the local bus route from Takapuna. Alternatively, there is plenty of on street parking.

If you are interested in finding out more about us please email Kate Walker at

MANZ Member School
Posted May 26, 2017

Thrive Montessori Panmure, Auckland - Registered Teacher

We are looking for a registered teacher to cover maternity for 4 months starting June 12th to October 20th 2017. Montessori experience will be added qualification. We offer a competitive salary, excellent resources in the environment and you will be working with a supportive teaching team.

Please send your CV to

MANZ Member School
Posted May 23, 2017

Montessori Children's House Wanaka - Early Childhood Teacher (Parental Leave Cover)

We are looking for a qualified and registered ECE teacher with a passion for the Montessori philosophy to join our team.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent resources, a supportive community, and great opportunity for professional development.
If you want to make a difference, are an excellent communicator and team player who loves children, we look forward to your application.

Applications close Friday May 26th 2017.

Applicants require NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please email with your CV and cover letter or call Anne-Marie Love on 03 443 8389.

MANZ Member School
Posted May 9, 2017

Montessori Taradale - Head Teacher

Montessori Taradale is a lovely Montessori centre situated in Greenmeadows in the beautiful Hawkes Bay. We are licensed for 65 children across two casa’s. Our opening hours are 8.00am to 5.15pm. We offer an authentic Montessori programme, in a learning environment that embraces independence, freedom and respect.

We’re looking for a passionate and innovative Head Teacher to join the team on a full time, permanent basis.As Head Teacher, you’ll be responsible for leading, encouraging and supporting the teaching team to ensure they deliver a high quality programme for our children and families. You’ll work with the Centre Manager to ensure that the team exceeds regulatory and organisation standards whilst upholding our unique centre philosophy.To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be a confident leader with real passion for working in Montessori.

Our ideal Head Teacher: * Is ECE qualified with a current NZ Practising Certificate.
* Has proven leadership and communication skills.
* Demonstrates real focus on delivering high quality learning outcomes.
* Is organised and self-motivated.
* Has the ability and confidence to build quality relationships with children, colleagues and families.You will ideally hold a Montessori qualification.

If not Montessori-trained you’ll need an understanding, commitment and passion for our teaching philosophy. You will be respectful in your practice and you’ll have a proven background of working with a team to implement creative ways of encouraging learning within the Montessori philosophy.As a BestStart employee your hard work and commitment to providing excellence in education and care will also be rewarded with a competitive wage which includes health insurance, paid staff meetings, a uniform, discounted childcare, support and guidance from industry professionals, as well as further opportunities to grow your career.Applications must be submitted via the BestStart careers page, before the vacancy closes on Tuesday 23 May.

MANZ Member School
Posted May 3, 2017

Waikato Montessori Education Centre - 6-9 years, Assistant to the Teacher Fixed Term Position

6-9 years assistant to the teacher required for fixed term position of 1 year commencing August 2017.

This is a part-time position and is for school terms only. 15-30 hours per week are required and can be flexible for the right person. We have 4 classrooms, 100 students, and are a fully independent Montessori school with 3-6 years classes that prepare children for the 6-12 years programme. Our botanical outdoor environment offers many opportunities for children and integrates nature to our programme seamlessly. The assistant responsibility includes supporting children in class, maintaining the classroom environment and admin tasks. Montessori experience or training at this age level is ideal and NZ teacher registration is preferred, however all applications will be considered.

Please call to discuss this rare opportunity to be part of our team, or submit your CV by 31 May 2017 directly to; Diane Bhana, Waikato Montessori Education Centre, 267 Newell Road, Hamilton 3283

Electronic enquiries and submissions are welcomed to

MANZ Member School
Posted April 30, 2017

Coast Montessori Preschool, Silverdale, Auckland - Centre Manager/Head Teacher

Coast Montessori Preschool in Silverdale ( seeks a qualified and experienced teacher to lead our team of 6 passionate and dedicated teachers. We are a 3 year old centre, licensed for 45 over twos.
Full of great kids. A fun teaching team. Experienced and supportive owners. Great salary. Opportunities for ongoing professional development. We’d love to hear from you.

MANZ Member School
Posted April 26, 2017

Little Sweethearts Montessori Preschool (Tauranga) - Qualified and Registered ECE Teacher (Montessori)

Little Sweethearts Montessori provides an authentic Montessori preschool education for 1-6 year olds in a beautiful home-like environment at the Historic Village. We are seeking an ECE qualified and registered teacher with experience or passion for the Montessori philosophy. Primarily with an affinity for 1&2 year olds, and flexibly to work with 3-6 year olds. This position is full time, providing 30+ hours a week, to start at the end of May.

Please email CV and Cover Letter to Rhonda Davison by Sunday 30th April:

MANZ Member School
Posted April 19, 2017

Nova Montessori School - 6-9 Teacher

Nova Montessori School is seeking a permanent primary (elementary) teacher beginning Term 3 or 4, 2017. The teacher (you) would work for at least one or two full terms in the 6-9 classroom, with our present teacher guide, before her departure at the beginning of 2018. Nova Montessori School, is a well-established Decile 8 independent Montessori school in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a roll of 70 students in its early childhood centre and primary school. The school is modern, well-resourced and set in beautiful, landscaped grounds beside the Avon River, close to the New Brighton shopping centre and library. We are also beside a public wooded park and the estuary. Nova has a very supportive teaching staff, parent body and Board of Trustees. We are seeking a permanent full-time state-registered, (or be willing to work towards gaining NZ state-registration through Recognition of Prior Learning) Montessori-qualified primary teacher to teach Y2–4.

· You will be fully committed to the Montessori approach to education

· You will have experience in teaching in a Montessori classroom at the Y2–4 level, (6 -9 years of age) and / or

· You will have experience in working with children at the Y2-4 level, (6 – 9 years of age) and are willing to further undergo Montessori training

· You will have the ability to help build strong co-operative relationships with parents and colleagues.

For further information about Nova Montessori School see this website
Applications close 4 pm, Friday 16th June. For enquiries, phone Pauline Matsis on (03) 382 0503, or send your covering letter and CV Pauline Matsis, Co-Principal, 53 Owles Terrace, New Brighton, Christchurch New Zealand 8061, or via email to

MANZ Member School
Posted April 6, 2017

New Plymouth Montessori School - Casa teacher

What are your career aspirations? The best teacher you can be is when you find the closest match with your core values.

What can we offer you: We are a purpose-built, community-based Montessori school with a beautiful outdoor classroom and environment, all newly renovated. We are a strong Montessori community with four casa classrooms and a Montessori primary unit as part of a local state school. Our classrooms are all well-resourced and stocked. Each casa class is led by a Montessori trained teacher and supported by two assistant teachers.

There is opportunity to grow and develop with the position having the potential to develop into a Deputy Principal position with some dedicated non-contact time to support this role.

Our school has a strong focus on professional development (we offer all our teachers the opportunity to attend the MANZ conference when it is on the same island as us, we fund AMI head-teacher and assistant training as well as supporting other PD opportunities).
Are you looking to teach in an environment where a deep respect for children is fundamental? Do you believe in the importance of both peace and environmental education? If you see your role as a facilitator - introducing the world and its wonder to the children, nurturing within them a love of learning and a sense of themselves as capable, confident and independent; then we would love to talk to you.

What we are looking for: A passionate Montessori teacher with good leadership, communication and team skills. New Zealand Teacher Certification and AMI training preferred. Only applicants with a face to face training will be considered.

The position is available from June 2017 with some degree of flexibility.

For further information or to submit a CV and letter of introduction, contact the principal:

MANZ Member School
Posted March 3, 2017

Marshwood Montessori, Glendowie, Auckland - Montessori Teacher

We are looking for an experienced, passionate Montessori teacher to join our wonderful team.

This is a full time position commencing in May 2017, working 47 weeks per year, as we close only at Christmas for five weeks. The applicant needs to have NZ Full or Provisional Registration and have good communication and computer skills. You will need to be able to work collaboratively as part of our close team, have a calm and friendly personality, show initiative and take responsibility, and having a sense of humour would be a bonus.

Please apply with your cover letter and CV to Leonie Kelly

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MANZ Member School
Posted March 1, 2017

Montessori Children’s House, Miramar, Wellington - Experienced Teacher

We have an opening for an experienced early childhood teacher, who has completed their Montessori 3-6 training or is in training, to join our Montessori School in Miramar, Wellington and be part of a very supportive and professional team.


We deliver an exceptional programme to a group of children aged 3 to 6 years.  Our Montessori School is well established, independently owned, well resourced, and has a fantastic community.


We are looking for a special teacher who is passionate about their work with young children, who enjoys being part of a small team, is professional, enthusiastic and caring.  This position will commence Term 2, 2017 or by negotiation.

Please email with your CV and cover letter, or contact Sue Walker on 0274 726 402.  Applicants need to have NZ residency.

MANZ Member School
Posted February 10, 2017

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