Looking for an ECE reliever? We can help.

Jitbug is a specialist early childhood relieving agency. We connect ECE centres like you with ECE reliever teachers, throughout NZ. Take advantage of our network of vetted ECE staff who are looking for part time and permanent ECE work.

  • We offer competitive rates in the market.

  • Our ECE consultants will help you get the ECE support staff you need.

  • Jitbug offers a simple App that enables you to book short notice ECE relievers at the press of a button.

How it works

  • Start registering your interest by sending us a few details using the form above.

  • One of our ECE employment consultants will give you a call to learn more about your requirements.

  • We will help you get started on our Jitbug App

  • List your relieving requirements the App, such as time, date and duration.

  • Sit back and wait as our ECE relievers apply for your listed job. From there select the applicant you like the best and they will arrive at your centre ready to help.


Hear from the people who have found work with Jitbug.

  • Just writing to express my excitement for the app Jitbug! It is awesome. This makes things so much easier especially in the morning madness! I have had great feedback from the relievers also and it's just a big timer saver! Yippee!!

    Head Teacher, Auckland Kindergarten Association

  • Jitbug is simple, reliable and quick to book our relievers - it is easy to use even for our more 'technically challenged staff'.

    Waikato Kindergarten Association

  • I chose to work with Jitbug as a reliever because of the flexibility of work and the option to work at multiple centres. Overall, my experience as a Jitbug reliever has been rewarding and has also opened doors to more full time work.

    Gillian, Wellington



How much does it cost to register?

Nothing, its free!

How quickly can I book a reliever?

Jitbug uses a mobile app to allow centres to communicate directly with Jitbug ECE relievers. This adds transparency to the process and eliminates the need for centres to wait and hear back from any middle man.

How do I book an ECE reliever?

We built and use our own mobile app. Simply download and register to sign up.

Are Jitbug Staff vetted?

Yes, all Jitbug reliever teachers are vetted via a work reference and police check before they can apply for jobs.

What time periods can be booked?

Anytime you need an ECE reliever, simply use the app to post a job. From there our network of ECE relievers will apply and you can choose the one you like the best. That's the beauty of using the app, you can post a job anytime.

Why would I want to pay a higher hourly rate to a reliever than I would to my permanent staff?

A reliever will inevitably cost more than permanent staff. For starters, we pay our relievers a higher hourly rate due to the uncertainty of steady work. We also include holiday pay and sick leave on a pay as you go basis. And then, we add our agency margin for services rendered on top of that.

Can I choose a qualified or unqualifed reliever?

Yes, the choice is entirely yours!

What if I want to offer a reliever a permanent position?

That's great to hear! We will let our reliever know and ask them if a permanent position is what they are looking for.

Where do you operate?

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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