Mana Montessori Preschool Manager (permanent/full-time)

  • Employer: Mana Montessori
  • Location: Wellington, Whitby
  • Work type: Full time, Permanent

We are seeking an exceptional leader to manage our well established, community-based Montessori preschool. We have two classrooms, a beautiful outdoor environment and a programme which weaves te reo Māori and tikanga Māori into our children’s world.

For over 25 years Mana Montessori has provided quality education to 2½ to 6 year olds. We are committed to providing an environment where tamariki are respected, valued and loved, promoting independence and encouraging a life-long love of learning.

Key responsibilities
● Providing leadership to create an environment where children’s interests & and strengths are developed, and quality learning outcomes achieved with an interest in Montessori.
● Managing day-to-day centre operations, including staffing, enrolments and regulatory requirements.
● Leading staff to reach their professional goals in line with the vision of the preschool.
● Managing financial and occupancy goals.

Skills and experience
● Initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki and Montessori philosophy (Montessori qualification desirable but not essential).
● ECE qualified (Bachelor or Diploma of Teaching) and fully certificated teacher.
● Highly skilled in building relationships with Kaiako, whānau, tamariki and your colleagues.
● Strong experience in leading and inspiring a teaching team.

● Strong community engagement experience.
● A high level of financial and computer literacy.
● A proven understanding of statutory requirements.


● Competitive salary.
● Strong connections with whānau and the community to support our tamariki
● PLD opportunities including Montessori PLD
● Paid teacher registration and First Aid courses

Pay and allowances can be negotiated for the right candidate.
Please email your CV and covering letter to
We can’t wait to meet you!

MANZ Member School  •  12 October 2022