PORSE is a New Zealand born home-based childcare and education and training business.

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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 home-based 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.

Our Values


Concern - Accept - Respect - Encourage - Success

Programme Statement

The PORSE Programme is family directed, using home-based 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

The Rainbow Corner Mission: Together, we can prepare your child for the wonderful life that lies ahead.