Centre Leader

Fixed Term – Maternity Leave Position Part Time

About Crossroads

We are a tightknit community based Early Childhood Centre with a Christ-centred curriculum. We are open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday to partner with families in delivering excellent care and education from children aged 1-5 in Palmerston North. We are licensed for 45 children but like to keep our roll smaller than this and maintain great ratios which allow kaiako and tamariki to flourish in our mixed-aged setting.

Ko wai koe | About you

  • Our new Centre Leader will be:

  • Inspiring and adaptable

  • An excellent communicator and management efficient

  • A NZ resident, fully qualified and registered

  •  Confident and capable to oversee the smooth operation of the centre including competence with the New Zealand Education Council, ERO, MOE requirements, Licensing Criteria, 2008 Regulations and Code of Ethics

Mō te tūranga | About the role

This is a part time role (25-30 hours a week) with some flexibility of hours and days. You will be well supported by the governing trust, a mentor and an administrative team.

You will embrace a holistic approach to championing the wellbeing of the whole centre and ensure the Philosophy is alive and active.


  • Lead the centre in Christian character and support the teaching team to promote a gospel-focused curriculum.

  • Oversight of the Playgroup Ministry of the Church and work alongside the Childrens and Families and Pastor of Crossroads Church


  • Use a strengths based approach to develop, coach, and mentor kaiako through the professional growth cycle and the registration process.

  • Support the teaching team in internal evaluation and provide strategic direction to implement annual plan and sustain occupancy levels.


  • Build and sustain high trust relationships within the community, including staff, children and whānau and the wider community.

  • Encourage the growth of culturally responsive practice using Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundation.

Want to know more about the role or just eager to apply? Email CV and application to Toni Irvin cecc-accounts@crossroads.co.nz

Applications will be considered as they are received.

Ngā mihi

Steph Hewetson