PORSE is a New Zealand born in-home childcare and education and training business.
= Play + Observe + Relate + Support + Extend
Through our two arms – PORSE In-Home Childcare Limited and PORSE Education and Training Limited, we work with thousands of people throughout New Zealand to provide in-home childcare services, community play and learning programmes, on-the-job training and STAR/Gateway unit standards for secondary school students.
Guided by the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, PORSE is committed to nurturing respectful relationships between all ages.
PORSE In-Home Childcare Limited
The PORSE Philosophy
With over twenty years of experience and learning behind PORSE, we believe in nurturing and educating children within secure, stimulating and positive in-home environments while fostering consistent, connected and supportive relationships between the children, their Educators and their parents. The PORSE approach to home-based childcare is based on experience and research around the importance of play, learning and development through close child-adult relationships, allowing your child to grow and explore with confidence.
The PORSE Vision
Expanding the hearts, minds and wellbeing of a nation through nurturing childcare in-home.
The PORSE Mission
To have all people in New Zealand schooled in nurturing and educating children in their care.
Concern - Accept - Respect - Encourage - Success
The PORSE Programme is family directed, using in-home and community learning settings, guided by the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whaariki.
PORSE Education and Training Limited
PORSE Education and Training is a registered and accredited training provider offering training programmes with a focus on nurturing and educating young minds for lifelong learning and positive, self-affirming relationships.
Our training programmes support adults to learn more about themselves, attachment relationships, and how to nurture children during the most important years of play, learning and development.
The Rainbow Corner Group of Companies
In November 2018, PORSE became part of The Rainbow Corner Group of Companies – a multifaceted early childhood education business operating both domestically and internationally. The Rainbow Corner Group of Companies is the parent company of:
- The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centres
- The Rainbow Corner Home-based Early Learning
- The Rainbow Corner Catering
- ECE Connect mobile app
- The Rainbow Corner Medical Suites.
The Rainbow Corner Mission: Together, we can prepare your child for the wonderful life that lies ahead.
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Gold Award Winner, Best Childcare Provider (2014, 2012)
Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme
Candidate - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2014)
PROFIT Magazine Awards
PROFIT Hawke's Bay Business Person of the Year – Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2012)
Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
Outstanding Business Person & Manager of the Year Award – Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2011)
Large Business Award Winner - PORSE In-Home Childcare and Educator Training (2007)
Supreme Business of the Year - PORSE In-Home Childcare and Educator Training (2007)
UBD Award, Businesses with a turnover in excess of $2.5m – Finalist (2001)
Best New Business Award, PORSE Nanny Childcare Network (NZ) Ltd (1999)
Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards
Finalist - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2010)
Her Business Awards
Most Outstanding Business Leader - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2008)
Business Woman of the Year - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2008)
Franchise Association of New Zealand Awards
Franchise System of the Year – PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2006)
Franchisee of the Year – Karleen Hennessey, Hamilton East and West (2006)
Westpac Supreme Award - Franchisee of the Year – Karleen Hennessey, Hamilton East and West (2006)
National Business Leadership Award – Jenny Yule, PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2003)
Regional Franchise System Award – Jenni Anderson, Hastings (2003)
National Team Excellence Award – National Support Team, PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2002)
Regional Franchise System Award – Karleen Hennessey, Hamilton East & West (2002)
Best Franchise System – Regional award winner – Hawke's Bay, PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2001)
Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
Excellence in Innovation (Curriculum Design) - Finalist (2002)
Women in Self Employment Business Leader Awards
Central Regional Winner - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2000)