Teaching, administration and support staff are employed by regional kindergarten associations. Click on the kindergarten association in your area for more information.

Ashburton Kindergarten Association
Dannevirke Kindergarten Association
Dunedin Kindergarten Association
Geraldine Kindergarten Association
Heretaunga Kindergarten Association
Hutt City Kindergarten Association
Marlborough Kindergarten Association
Nelson Tasman Kindergarten Association
Oamaru Kindergarten Association
Ruahine Kindergarten Association
South Canterbury Kindergarten Association
Kindergartens South (Southland)
Te Aroha Kindergarten Association
Waimate Kindergarten Association
Westport Kindergarten Association

Teacher vacancies may also be advertised in the Tukutuku Kōrero Education Gazette.



Teaching offers you not only a challenging, rewarding career but a chance to share your knowledge and help future generations learn and thrive. Whether you’re already teaching, recently qualified, or considering a new path, you’ll find helpful information here.


Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Teaching Council ensure quality teaching and high standards by registering teachers, setting and maintaining professional standards and ensuring teachers are competent and fit to practice.


New Zealand Qualifications Authority

NZQA services span the secondary and tertiary education sectors. NZQA administers the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEAs) for secondary school students and is responsible for the quality assurance of non-university tertiary training providers.



Kindergarten teachers who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa are covered by the Kindergarten teachers, head teachers, and senior teachers collective agreement 2019 – 2022 (KTCA). Teachers not covered by the collective agreement will be on an individual employment agreement (IEA).

Kindergarten Teachers Collective Agreement 2019 – 2022 (KTCA).

Non-teaching staff employed by associations are most often covered by an individual employment agreement (IEA). The agreement is negotiated directly by the employee and employer. There is a collective employment agreement, Kindergarten support staff collective agreement (KASSCA), covering association support staff working in kindergartens which is currently available to people employed in specific non-teaching positions, such as administrative roles.

Kindergarten Association Support Staff Collective Agreement 2020 – 2022 (KASSCA).