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:
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.
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.
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.
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.