The Learning Centre

Because Every Child Flourishes With TLC

The Learning Centre in Ponsonby, also known as TLC, is a full day childcare centre, which provides the highest quality of care, with small group sizes, the best teacher to child ratios, and caring, dedicated and qualified teachers. In a villa in Ponsonby, the emphasis is on providing a homely, natural environment with healthy food, and genuinely caring caregiving. 

Certificated Early Childhood Teacher

Full time, Permanent

The Learning Centre is a small family owned, well-respected childcare centre located in the heart of Ponsonby. We are dedicated to providing quality child care, within a nurturing and homely environment.  In our last ERO report, we were VERY WELL PLACED to promote positive learning outcomes for children.

We are an unusual centre who practice continuity of care, so you would be willing to work with all age groups, and willing to begin a cycle with infants or older children. 

You would be:

  • An ECE qualified teacher.

  • Have a Provisional or Full teaching certificate.

  • Have some experience of teaching

  • Have a good understanding of what healthy attachment relationships looks like.

Are you interested in the works of Magda Gerber and Emmi Pikler? Are you keen to put this into practice in a centre fully committed to RIE© and Magda Gerber's Educaring© approach? Our commitment to RIE is evident the mentoring approach used in daily practice with teachers, and the value we place on key caregiving, small group sizes and excellent ratios and continuity of care for children where possible.

What's great about TLC: 

  • Competitive salary (we recently reviewed this to make sure we are competitive)

  • Subsidised childcare for staff children

  • Health and wellbeing allowance ($500 a year for you to spend on what you think will support your health and wellbeing - e.g. the dentist, or a massage)

  • 2 extra days sick leave

  • Long service benefit of extra leave (after 5 years, you get up to 20 extra hours leave, after 10 years you get an extra week)

  • Leadership opportunities if you want them

  • A friendly and welcoming team

  • A friendly and welcoming community

  • Good professional development opportunities (including but not limited to Magda Gerber's Educaring approach)

To apply, please email a covering letter and your CV to:

Applicants for this position MUST have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Relievers Required

Passionate about early childhood and want to work with a highly professional team of super passionate teachers? We are looking for regular relievers to work with our over two and a half year olds. Please email with your CV and a covering letter. 



96 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland.                                                              Phone: 09 376 6857