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Join our Centre team

We seek two fun, energetic and motivated teachers to join our Centre team. Due to role growth we have a position in our under 2 years old environment and our 3-5 years old environment.

We are a Centre that values respectful relationships, teamwork, integrity and thoughtfulness, providing primary caregiving and a key teacher approach. Our learning priorities are: Respect, Relationships, Resilience.

We have two full time positions for fully qualified ECE teachers to join our team where teachers are respected and supported to grow. If you are a dedicated teacher, eager to be part of a respectful team then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

We provide our Teachers:

  • Pay parity
  • PAID fortnightly staff meetings
  • FREE First Aid Course
  • FREE Professional development courses
  • Strong Teachers Professional Growth and Mentoring Programme

We would love to hear from you if you think Little Magpies could be the right fit for you. Please email your cover letter and CV to our Centre Manager, Janine Higgins –


Join our team of Home Based Educarers

If you love spending time with children, then this could be the opportunity for you. Work from the comfort of your own home and combine your love of caring for children in the nurturing environment of your own home while earning an income.

How do you become a Little Magpies Home Based Educarer?

We are looking for educarers who have a level 3 or higher qualification to join our small team. Alternatively, if you are not qualified but keen to join a small, supportive company to help you gain the level 4 qualification we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for people who naturally put children first, make learning fun, and provide a caring and calm environment where children can relax and grow.

If you choose to apply, we will meet with you and talk to you about what comes next. Our recruitment process includes home visits and full police checks of every adult in your household. That is just one of the ways we ensure our children are always safe with our Educarers.

We’ll give you the benefit of our experience

We know that caring for children comes naturally to you, but we are also keen to share our expertise. When you join the Little Magpies team you’ll get access to our support network which will help you deliver the standard of care that our families expect from Little Magpies.

Our Educarers form a community of their own and we like you to play an active role in it. Little Magpies Home Based Childcare includes access to playgroups, music groups and outings. We encourage you to buddy up with other Educarers and benefit from working and playing together.

We provide our Educarers:

  • FREE Little Magpies weekly playgroups and music groups, outings in the community e.g Parks, walks, Art Deco
  • FREE Professional development courses, or discounted
  • Discounted Aquarium and Toy Library passes
  • FREE First Aid course
  • FREE online resource for documenting children’s learning
  • FREE profile books for documenting children’s learning and for children to revisit their learning.

Our recruitment process includes matching you with the family of the children you care for. Building the right connections is an important part of reassuring parents that their children are in safe hands. We will chat to you about your interests and what’s important to you. That will help us to place children with you who have families like your own.

Our Home Based Educarers are in high demand, but if we don’t have families looking for carers in your area we’ll help you to advertise. Our aim is to make it easy for you to become an Educarer with Little Magpies.

We would love to hear from you if you think Little Magpies could suit you.
Please feel welcome to ring, or drop a line to:
Annie Gower – Childcare Consultant
phone: 06 877 5261 or email:

Register your interest.

Little Magpies

Childcare Centre

Situated in Onekawa, Napier offering full time and part time childcare. At Little Magpies Childcare Centre we value learning! Exploring nature, unlocking creativity, developing numeracy and literacy skills, investig...

Little Magpies

Home Based Childcare

We believe that primary caregiving and continuity of care, for under 3 year olds' is best for any child. Our lovely educarers form safe and secure relationships with the children in their care ensuring the same routi...

Little Magpies

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you please fill in the form or contact us here. Email: Centre & Home Based Address: 24 Leyland Street, Onekawa, Napier Centre Phone: 06-843 1031  | ...


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"In partnership with whānau Māori, teachers actively seek out the learning aspirations they have for their tamariki." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

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"Infants and toddlers are well supported in a calm and nurturing environment. A wide range of sensory experiences promotes children's curiosity and exploration." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

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"Strong collaborative relationships between teachers, children, parents, and whānau promote a sense of belonging." Little Magpies Childcare Centre

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Would highly recommend Little Magpies Childcare Centre. There's never ending activities and wholesome meals. Thanks for everything.


THANK YOU to the wonderful Centre staff who work over the whole Xmas period. I couldn't ask for anywhere better for my daughter to attend she is so happy and the Centre staff are truely awesome!


Awesome environment for my son, his teachers go well above and beyond. My son and I give a A+++++ rating to the Centre and staff.


Thank you for all of the things you have done for my son over the past few years.  I know that my son takes with him many values and virtues fostered by Little Magpies staff that will support him through the next few years. Many, many thanks.


I am super, super stoked with how easy the whole process has been dealing with Little Magpies Home Based.