Employers' Guide to Employing and Managing Staff

managing your team


This guide is for employers, managers and leaders. It is a comprehensive resource with detailed information on employment matters as well as on managing your team.  

The Guide has been prepared for teacher-led services but there is much in this guide also for playcentres and ngā kōhanga reo that employ staff and have responsibilities for the safety and conditions experienced by volunteers and students. 

Each section of the ECE Employer’s Guide provides an outline of the minimum practice that is required and also what best practices you may implement to achieve better outcomes for your service, teachers and children.  

The last thing any employer, manager or leader wants to do is to make a mistake. When it comes to employment matters and staffing the cost of making a mistake can be severe. For example, a staff member may make a personal grievance claim, resulting in mediation or going to the Employment Relations Authority.  Staffing issues may lead to serious incidents, complaints, a negative ERO review, and being put on notice by the Ministry of Education.

Don’t leave it until something goes wrong to find out where the gaps are and what you should have been doing and need to know. Keep reading below.


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