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Educators

We proudly offer you:

  • Full support and guidance to help you set up your own home-based childcare business.
  • Access to incredible tools and resources that will enable you to thrive in your career as a home-based early childhood educator.
  • Association with our respected, high-quality service, which is licensed by the Ministry of Education and reviewed by The Education Review Office.
  • An Educator Subsidy to support in purchasing resources and in running your business from home. For a Full-time Home Educator this can equate to up to an extra $3000 per year.
    • Free access to portacots, highchairs and strollers.
    • Membership to our very own Toy Library. A loan library full of fantastic toys and resources for you to borrow. 
    • Free access to Educa – a wonderful portal website for you to use to create, maintain and share individual Child Profile journals.
      • Learning Journals to support you in creating memories for children in your care.
      • Free professional development and workshops which really nurture and support you both Professionally and Personally. 
      • Free First Aid training and qualification and access to complete a Level 4 Certificate in ECE (this may be FREE to you too) 

      FAQs

      Do I get to set my own Hourly rate?

      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 $3000 per year. It is their to support you in buying extra resources and to manage your own business. 

      Are there any resources available to me?

      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, portacots 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 more.

      Will there be opportunity for me to socialise with other educators?

      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 like you are a part of a TEAM!

      What sort of support will I get setting up my business?

      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. 

      Are there outings and playgroups for me to go to with the children I look after?

      We have so much going on every week!   There are two regular weekly playgroups in Lower Hutt where we have stories, music and many other experiences to build memories for the children. We run a Wild Things playgroup once a month 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!   

      How do I document the children’s learning?

      We offer all of our educators FREE access to their own 'Classroom' on Educa.  Educa in 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.