What are my career options?

Whether you choose to be an educator, a nanny, or an au pair, you will be fully supported to deliver the PORSE programme within the national ECE curriculum, Te Whāriki, with monthly visits from a trained early childhood teacher.

In-home educator

As an in-home educator, you'll be working as an independent contractor caring for children in your own home. This means you'll set up your own business and determine your income and conditions of service. You'll receive full PORSE Payroll support with family payments and calculations for tax benefits.

Many PORSE Educators are family members already caring for grandchildren, or nieces and nephews. PORSE will support you to work with extended family members, recognising that relatives are important to the welfare and daily care of young children. PORSE Payroll will administer any or all family payments, subsidies and allowances.

Nanny, or as the French say... Au Pair

As a nanny, you will care for children within the family home.  We will match you with a family (at no cost to you or the family), who will be your employer.

An au pair is a nanny who 'lives-in' with a family and looks after their children. Au pairs often pay board or lodging, which is generally deducted from their pay.

If you choose to become a PORSE Nanny or Au Pair, we'll support you to find employment, and with the option of PORSE Payroll, will administer your wages, PAYE, holiday pay, ACC, KiwiSaver employee and other employer contributions.

Nanny Intern Programme

PORSE also offers a Nanny Intern Programme to those interested in early childhood education, who are looking for ‘hands on’ training. This 20-week course is available to people aged 17-25 years, with course fees covered by your training family.  Learn more about the Nanny Intern Programme here.

Ongoing Education

With PORSE, you will have access to ongoing personal development, from short courses and workshops through For Life, through to the NZQA Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 3).

Your programme tutor will support you to become a PORSE Professional through our certification programme.

Learn more about becoming an educator or nanny with PORSE