Registered ECE teacher in a natural setting, Waiheke Island
At Fossil Bay School and Kindergarten we have kindness, creativity and focus at the heart of our work. We provide kindergarten and primary year education, based on the modern Rudolf Steiner curriculum, that is unhurried, screen-free and has small class-size as a priority. From that we observe the following benefits: relaxed, low anxiety children; agile, future-ready minds and strong academic outcomes.

Our magical festivals bring the community together in a very special and unique way. Our link to nature is evident in the environment where we grow the food we eat at lunch time. The kindergarten sits in a rural setting on Waiheke Island which is, according to Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most beautiful islands only 40 minutes from Auckland city.

With a new General Manager on board we are preparing for a new and exciting phase of the kindergarten and are looking for proactive and enthusiastic teachers to join the team. Having experience in Steiner education will count as an advantage but is not a requirement for the teacher with the right heart and experience. The applicant needs to be interested in contributing to our new phase and mentoring others.

At this point we are looking for an experienced NZ registered teacher. Overseas applicants need to be able to get NZ teacher registration which normally at least requires a Bachelor Degree in Education.

Contact me for more information or to organise a visit to feel the magic. We look forward to hearing from you. Please include a cover letter and CV in your application.

Iris Richter,
Applications close: 1 April 2020

Home School Teaching Position & Lifestyle Change
A Northland community in the idyllic and peaceful Bay of Islands is looking for a caring Steiner teacher for a home school group of 6-8 children in February 2021.

This opportunity is suitable for someone who would enjoy working with a small group of paying children several days per week rather than teaching a large classroom full time.

Accommodation and food may be provided to help a transitioning teacher settle in. We are a welcoming group of parents wishing for our kids to enjoy Steiner education beyond Kindergarten.

For further information please contact Debbie Raphael, 021 0821 1637,

Primary School Class Teacher - Dunedin Rudolf Steiner School
We seek a committed and enthusiastic teacher with experience or an interest in Steiner /
Waldorf education, to join our team in Dunedin.
The school is a successful full Primary state-integrated Special Character school, with a growing community of supportive families and friends.
The ideal applicant will have experience and/ or an interest in deepening their understanding
and teaching practices by joining a team of professionals who strive to work with the special
character of the school,  offering a high standard of teaching and parity with the State schools
in student achievement.
While we are compliant in all the expectations of an integrated state school, we strive towards
optimum results as both a State and a Steiner school.
Applications close 12th June

Starting date 20th July 2020
The position is fixed-term to the end of 2020 due to funding uncertainty. However, it is
budgeted to continue permanently and will be reviewed

An Application Form and Job Description can be downloaded from the School website

Vacancy at Taikura Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten
Taikura Kindergarten is looking for a new kaiako! Our vibrant and experienced team is looking for a new member. If you are a registered ECE kaiako looking for or interested in an opportunity to teach and learn in Steiner kindergarten then this might be an opportunity for you. Please, send your application to by Th 28 May 2020.

As our Centre Manager, you will be responsible for the operational day to day running of our Centre. A background in business/centre management and a strong knowledge of current ECE practices and Ministry regulations is preferred. An ECE teaching qualification / full NZ teacher registration is desirable, however not required. You will be responsible for ensuring the ECE is run effectively on a daily basis, including leadership of and engagement with our teaching team, budgeting, finances, managing our InfoCare system and interaction with the Ministry on any related matters, all enrolments and developing relationships with our whānau and the wider Steiner community.

This position is part-time with flexible working hours between 18-25 per week, during term time. Applicants interested in this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. For further information or to apply, please contact or send your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience to Heather Dodge at