Working as a reliever with ECE Consultants allows you some flexibility in your lifestyle. Sometimes you may be booked in advance, other times you may be called for work that day. Bookings can be for a number of days or weeks, or just part of a day.
Qualifications in Early Childhood Education are desirable although not necessary. Prior experience working with children outside of your whānau is necessary, preferably with the Under 5’s. If you are unsure about your experience, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our team of relievers includes ECE qualified and registered teachers from a Centre manager level through to new graduates, primary registered teachers and experienced non-registered ECE educators, including those currently studying.
For some of our team, relieving for ECE Consultants is a short step in their career path and learning journey. Others have been in our team for over ten years.
- you to spend time on the floor and earn extra income for educators who cannot or do not wish to work full-time for a variety of reasons;
- new ECE graduates to make their first permanent career move the right one by first gaining experience with different philosophies and a reference before moving into a permanent role;
- teachers approaching retirement to phase into full retirement (or return to the workforce a little – you are loving retirement but missing the children;
- experience of different ECE philosophies and practices and an opportunity to enrich your practice.
Relieving is casual, on-call work. We cannot guarantee work.
Relieving also tends to be seasonal. The quietest period is in the summer with the summer holidays being especially quiet.
To join our team, you need to have:
- a genuine enjoyment of working with and caring for children;
- a desire to make a positive difference in children’s lives;
- experience working with children outside of your whānau and preferably with the Under-5s;
- reliable transport;
- be able to work at short notice;
- energetic, friendly, outgoing, approachable and able to show initiative;
- be proactive and have a “can do” attitude;
- be a good communicator.
Working with preschool children can be physically demanding, however it is also extremely rewarding. Childcare Centres are busy, often noisy environments. There is never a dull moment, and always a funny story to share afterwards.