Become a Training Family for a Nanny Intern

In-home childcare support for the equivalent of just $5 per hour.

As a Nanny Training Family, you will be offering your home and parenting knowledge for 20 weeks to support the learning of a Nanny Intern in your home for 21 hours per week.

In exchange for your supervision and guidance of a Nanny Intern in your family home, you will benefit from an extra pair of hands to help with childcare at a reduced cost.

What is involved for the family?

To be eligible, you must have a minimum of one child under the age of six (not enrolled in school).

Aged from 17 to 25, our students will initially have limited prior experience caring for children, and as a training family, you will need to be able to commit to providing direct supervision and guidance for 50 percent of the time, either working from home or popping in and out regularly. 

As they progress in their training and experience, this can be reduced to a minimum of eight hours per week.

How will my child/ren benefit?

Because your Nanny Intern will be supported by the PORSE early childhood education programme, your Nanny Intern will develop an individualised learning programme, under the guidance of course tutors and monthly home visits from a qualified ECE teacher.  Your Nanny Intern will also have the opportunity to attend local PORSE PlaySchools, outings, and events, providing your child/ren with a variety of experiences within which to further learn through play.

What is the cost?

Nanny Training Families pay a fee of $105 per week, which covers your Nanny’s training fees. Based on 21 hours per week providing childcare in your home, this equates to just $5 per hour.

What is involved in the application process?

PORSE will assess applicant families on suitability through a home visit and interview process, and will also provide you with the opportunity to meet potential Nanny Interns prior to the intake commencing. There are some criteria that families must meet, particularly:

  • A safe home environment that meets the Ministry of Education licensing criteria for home-based care, assessed in a home visit.
  • A willingness to commit to the 20-week duration of the course, and to provide direct supervision and training of the Nanny Intern for fifty percent of the 21 hours per week the Nanny Intern is based in the family home.
  • Agreement that care takes place only between the hours of 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and ensuring Nanny Intern is free to attend classroom sessions (9am to 12pm on a nominated weekday).
  • A commitment to pay the Nanny Intern’s weekly fee for the duration of the course, plus any additional hours over and above the Nanny Intern Programme, as agreed with your Intern.

When do the placements start?

PORSE has two intakes for 2017:

13 February to 30 June: Available in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Christchurch. 

19 June to 10 November: Available in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Christchurch as well as nationally to distance learners who are prepared to study online.

How do I register my interest in becoming a Nanny Intern Training Family?

Just get in touch!  You can contact our friendly team to register your interest by:

  • Using the ‘Enquire Now’ option below.
  • Calling us on 0800 023 456
  • Opening a ‘Live Chat’ during standard business hours.

Read more in the Nanny Intern Programme Handbook for potential Nannies and Families.