Become an Educator with The In-Home Childcare Company

Our Promise to YOU
  • You will be a part of a small, locally owned team where you will be VALUED
  • You will be given all the support you need to set up and run your own Home-Based Childcare Business
  • You will have fun, be INSPIRED, make new friendships, and LOVE your role.

About being an educator with The In-Home Childcare Company

Being an Educator

YOU are the key to In-Home Childcare being a preferred option for our families in Aotearoa.

The In-Home Childcare Company is the perfect option for you if you are looking to join a locally owned and operated business where you are more than just a number, where RELATIONSHIPS count and where you will get all the support you need to work as a Home Educator.

Working as a Home Educator is perfect for those teachers wanting to be valued for the role they play as an ECE teacher and for those that would love the freedom and opportunity to plan and deliver a programme for children based on their own Kaupapa / Philosophy.

As a Home Educator, you can set your own rates and have the earning potential of between $28.00 – $36.00 per hour.

The In-Home Childcare company also offers all Home Educators an additional Educator Subsidy which for many Educators can be up to an additional $4500 per year. This additional subsidy is paid to you over and above the payments you receive for care from your families and can used to buy resources and support you in anything you need for your business

Here are just a few of the ways in which The In-Home Childcare Company will supprt you

How we will Support You

Our playgroups

Our playgroups are a big part of our programme and they are a wonderful addition to the programme that you offer from your home.
Our Playgroups are just that little bit SPECIAL too! They are created and set up with a real sense of LOVE and our goal is to provide you and children with experiences that will inspire and excite you in your role.

Wild Things

Like children, we know that you too will benefit from spending time outdoors. Our Wild Things programme gives you an opportunity to join us in some exciting adventures with your children. These are so fun and are fabulous for your mental, physical and emotional health and for feeding your soul!

Resource Library

Our Resource Library supports you in offering you a great variety of toys and resources that will be an asset to the experiences offered in your programme. To follow our own beliefs and values we have made a commitment to build our library using, wherever possible, locally made toys and resources made with natural materials.


We see the value of relationships in your Role as a Home Educator and we recognise the importance of a wee bit of fun outside of work. Our Team meets up for regular Friday FUNDAYS. These are super fun and a time for us to spoil you and say 'thank you' for the amazing job that you do

Professional development opportunities for you

What You Can Expect

The Wellness Project

We just LOVE looking after YOU... after all, you are the ‘Shapers of Human Destiny’.
Our commitment to your WELLBEING is of utmost importance to us. As an In-Home Educator you will be apart of a service where you'll enjoy many experiences which value you and nurtures your WELLBEING

Webinar Workshops

Webinars are a wonderful way to get some quick and easy Professional Development. We offer opportunity for you to get together with the team to watch inspiring and useful Webinars.

Curriculum Creators

Through our programme we offer you many resources and opportunities to experience the value of play in different areas of the curriculum. We share how these areas of play relate and link into Te Whāriki and give Educators an opportunity to gain a good understanding of our Early Childhood Curriculum.

Business Bright Sparks

This gives you all the tips you need to be professional and confident as a self-employed contractor. We offer workshops throughout the year to support you and make you feel confident in running your own business.

First Aiders

First Aid training is for all new and existing Educators. The In-Home Childcare Company covers the cost of First Aid for all of our educators

Rituals in Your Home

Rituals are a very special and unique part of our Programme. To extend your knowledge and confidence on how to create beautiful rituals in your home we can come to you and work with you and your tribe in the home to experience and turn a ‘routine’ into a ‘ritual’.

Child Protection Training

We offer many ways for you to ensure you can keep informed and up to date in this area.

Do you have any questions about becoming a Home Educator?

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you do, however hourly rates are usually guided by your experience and qualifications and by what you offer in your programme. Additionally to the hourly rates you receive (paid to you by the parents of the children you care for) you will receive an Educator Subsidy each fortnight from ‘The In-Home Childcare Company’.
For a Full-time Educator this can equate to an extra $4500 per year. It is their to support you in buying extra resources and to manage your own business.

Yes! You will have access to loads of brilliant resources to help you give the children in your care the best start to their learning. We will provide you with a membership to our Toy Library as well as 6 month access to a Loan library which holds highchairs and strollers. You will also be able to access the resource section of our Educa website which will be stuffed full of ideas, articles, links and much more.

Oh yes! We consider this to be a very important part of what we do. We organise regular social evenings and get-togethers for all our educators. Getting together with other Educators in the local community creates a wonderful support network and it’s also a lot of fun! When you join us you will feel like you are a part of a TEAM!

We will have your back until you feel totally comfortable and even then, we will help whenever you need it. We offer ongoing Professional Development workshops to support you in Marketing and Running your own business. When you join The In-Home Childcare Company, you will receive your own ‘Business-in-a-box’ to help you in managing your business. 

We have so much going on every week! There regular playgroups in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt where we have storytimes and music sessions. We run a Wild Things playgroup once a week and have a monthly science session at our playgroups.
If you’d like to find out more about our rich, fun, engaging programme, feel free to get in touch and we can share one of our Newsletters…. You will be pleasantly surprised how much we fit into a month. You are also welcome to visit us at a playgroup or outing to see how much fun we have!

We offer all of our educators FREE access to their own ‘Classroom’ on Educa. Educa is an online resource that is a real asset to your Business and it makes documentation simple. It’s also a wonderful way to engage your families in their Child’s learning journey. We also encourage the use of Learning Journals which are hard copy diaries of children’s early years. In our experience these journals can become very treasured collections of milestones and memories – something not to miss.