How we care for our staff
Bear Park offers a wide range of benefits designed to help you and your family live a happy and healthy life. We offer competitive pay, rewards and exceptional working environments, as well as benefits to help you lead a healthy life, give back to the community and enjoy your journey here at Bear Park.
We invest in your growth
Lifelong learning is inherently Bear Park. That’s why we offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development. Whether it’s one to one mentoring, training you in a new skill, increasing your community and social activities or a personal goal of yours, we’ll support you in doing what you love. We also offer a Leadership Development Programme and trips to Reggio Emilia in Italy for eligible employees.
A quality environment and team
All Bear Park teachers have access to 3 hours of uninterrupted non-contact time with their teaching team each week, during work hours. This gives you time to reflect, collaborate and plan. The quality of your time and teaching is important to us. We maintain incredible teacher:child ratios with an average of- 1:3 infants, 1:4 toddlers and, 1:6 / 1:7 preschool, giving you the time and space to work effectively.
Live a healthy life
Our wellness programme offers fun and informative sessions focussed on your holistic wellbeing. You are invited to attend a 2-hour evening session, led by an external wellness practitioner. We also offer financial health checks, flu vaccinations, professional counselling and extra sick leave.
We all need time away from work, travel, take care of personal stuff, or flex your workday to meet your personal needs—there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for helping you to be at your best. At Bear Park we pride ourselves on listening to our staff and really want to support you no matter what!
We value giving back to the community and sustainable practices, just as much as we value the care we provide to our children and staff. We work closely with a range of organisations to support some incredible projects including the Starship Foundation, Cure Kids and Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.
A day off for your birthday, a monthly incentive programme, teacher registration and first aid costs are just a few of the many perks Bear Park offers. We value a work-life balance and want our staff to enjoy one too!