In Home Childcare Provider Delivers Huge Surprise for Single Mum

Media Release March 22, 2016

New Zealand’s leading in home childcare provider, PORSE delivered a huge surprise to single mother Sian Gulliford.


The single mum works hard to provide for her little boy Luca - sometimes working 10-hour days at a local café in Mount Maunganui. 

So when it comes to childcare she needs flexibility and reliability, because she has to drop Luca off at 6.30am each morning.

Earlier this year she found PORSE educator, Kelly Veen who was everything she was looking for and was prepared to do the early start.

At the time PORSE was running a promotion for parents who enrolled. Sian entered the draw and never gave it another thought, until recently when she received the exciting news.

“I couldn’t believe it! I got a call to say I had won $4000 or a $5000 trip to the Gold Coast. It was so overwhelming.

“I have never won anything in my life so to win such a big prize was awesome.”

Miss Gulliford said she opted to take the money because she was saving to buy her first house.

“The money went straight into my savings bank account, so I was very happy,” she said.

PORSE consultant Vicki Nimmo says she was happy that someone as deserving as Sian won the prize.

“Sian works so hard and is bringing little Luca up on her own, with the help of Kelly, so it’s great to see the money will be put to good use and will help Sian buy her first home.”