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Become part of a vibrant team focused on providing the highest level of education and care in a home based environment! If you are passionate about children's wellbeing and development through warm, nurturing relationships, we'd love to hear from you. 

Top 4 reasons why our educators love working with us

  • 1. Freedom for a fun day, every day

    Having a maximum of four children in your care gives you the freedom to tailor the day's activities to suit the children's interests - from painting to attending a playgroup, to outdoor adventures. As a home based educator, it'll never be "just another day at the office."

  • 2. Career fulfillment

    Passionate about nurturing and caring for children? As an educator you'll have the opportunity to inspire and encourage the growth of young tamariki/ children. If making their early years count is close to your heart, we expect you'll find your job satisfaction in early childhood education. 

    Working with us you'll gain access to expert professional development and the opportunity to expand your career horizons. Formal early childhood education (ECE) qualifications are not currently required for home based educators, however we provide support, assistance and tons of encouragement for those educators who wish to step into tertiary study.

  • 3. Support & learning development

    As an educator, you'll enjoy the support of a dedicated, qualified visiting teacher/kaiako. Your kaiako will mentor you as you navigate new pathways in early childhood education, as guided by Te Whariki; the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

    You'll have access to a range of benefits including professional development, resources, shared regular outings and play groups. Join a large professional team who will support and encourage you.

  • 4. Financial flexibility

    Enjoy the flexibility of a role that works for you and your family. While we'll provide guidance on what hours and rates are most popular, as a contractor you'll have the flexibility to select the hours and rates that work for you.

    Work from home within your children's school hours (20 hours) and earn an average of $600 per week. Or maximize your earning potential with longer, or multi-session days (40 hours) and earn as much as $1,200 per week.

    Did you know? Home based educators also receive a special tax allowance, essentially resulting in a very low tax rate and enhancing your overall after-tax income.

What's required?

  • First and most importantly, you need a love of children!
  • A passion for nurturing and caring for children
  • Currently you do not need an ECE qualification, but you
    do need to be open to new learning opportunities.
  • New Zealand citizenship or hold a working holiday visa
  • A first aid certificate
  • Satisfactory police and reference checks
  • A safe and clean home to work from
 Educator Information Booklet Cover 200 Home Based Educator Information Guide

For an overview of all you need to know about
becoming an Educator.

> Download your Educator Information Guide

Interested in joining us?

Book an appointment with a member of our senior team, or contact us to find out more.