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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.