Early learning teacher and kaiako profiles

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for children and young people, with lessons that can seem small, but are significant in terms of their impact.

These are lessons about important life skills such as confidence, identity, respect and persistence.

Become an early learning teacher or kaiako, and take your place alongside our children and young people. You’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives; to strengthen communities and build a better future for our next generations.

Read below about the experiences of some of our early learning teachers and kaiako, and why they love their profession.  

 Emma Mercier   


Joanne Cass


Noe Kukupa Kamira Soames 

Nick Batley


Verneese Ioane 

Verneese Ioane sits with a child in an early childhood learning centre

Dole Ledesma

Dole Ledesma with a very happy looking child in an early learning centre

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