Bear Park Careers

Find a career opportunity at Bear Park

Why Bear Park?

Bear Park is the premier early learning provider in New Zealand, with over 37 years of experience. Founded, owned and operated by teachers, we offer a wide range of unique benefits for our kaiako. 

  • Extended pay parity
  • Overseas study tours and experiences in Italy and Australia
  • Weekly non-contact time to collaboratively plan with your teaching team
  • Specialised professional development programmes
  • Strong individual support from our experienced Pedagogical Leaders
  • Large learning environments with high-quality resources
  • Generous ratios
  • Paid registration and a day off on your birthday
  • Accredited employer for international teachers

Want to join the Bear Park family?

A role within Bear Park is more than just a job – it’s a chance for change, an opportunity for greatness and an investment in your future.

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Qualified Teacher – Part time

We are looking for a Qualified Teacher to join us in this fabulous part-time role working across all age groups at Bear Park Hobsonville. There may be some flexibility with hours, but ideally we are looking for someone to complete 3 days one week (9am-4.30pm) and 2 days the next (9am-4.30pm).

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Teacher in Training

We are looking for a Teacher in Training, or experienced unqualified teacher, to join our wonderful Bear Park Remuera team. With outstanding teacher/child ratios, this is an incredible opportunity to grow your ECE teaching career working with either our toddlers or preschoolers.

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Head Teacher

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Head Teacher (Infants and Toddlers) to join our centre leadership team at Bear Park Henderson.

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What We Offer

Our early childhood teachers value the culture of research and support young minds through the powers of curiosity and creative expression. Just like the children they teach, they become lifelong learners through quality planning, specialised support and regular professional development. Here are a few of our staff benefits:

Health and Wellness

We place great importance on the health and wellbeing of our teachers, offering ongoing holistic wellness programmes, teacher mentoring and support, premium teacher-child ratios, additional sick leave and regular flu vaccinations.

Financial Incentives

Bear Park teachers have access to financial wellbeing packages, employee assistance and monthly incentive programmes. We also cover costs for teacher registration, first aid courses and a day off for your birthday.

Professional Growth

Our specialised on-site professional and leadership development programmes enable our teachers to learn as they work, with additional benefits including quality weekly planning time, richly-resourced environments and sessions with external consultants.

Bear Park’s Image of the Teacher

As teachers, we acknowledge and celebrate the identity, culture, and individuality that each child and their whānau share within our learning community.

We view ourselves as co-learners and reflective researchers who actively listen and provoke intellectual dialogue alongside ākonga (students).

Within our educational environments, children actively engage in authentic and meaningful learning experiences that evoke wonder, joy and a love for lifelong learning.