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Become a PORSE nanny or home-based educator today!

Working with PORSE you will receive:

  • Regular support from a registered ECE teacher
  • Free access to weekly playgroups, outings and events
  • Free professional development with PORSE Education & Training
  • Access to our Educator Wellness Package: Hauora Kete

Why work with PORSE?

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Authentic Experiences
Real-world interaction and public outings, in a safe and supportive environment, with a person your child trusts.
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Authentic Experiences

Home-based Childcare provides real-world interaction and public outings, in a safe and supportive environment, with a person they trust. These experiences are learning opportunities, catered to each child’s interests, giving them the chance to try new things. It is through experiences like these that children grow their social skills and relationships with others.

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Authentic Environments
Replicating the comfort and security of home, as well as the routines and values that are built there.
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Authentic Environments

Home-based Childcare replicates the comfort and security of home, as well as the routines and values that are built there. These environments allow children space and time to be themselves, rather than forcing them to fit in. Providing these environments is especially important during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, as young brains need calm and familiar surroundings to learn and grow.

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Authentic Relationships
One-on-one, responsive relationships that provide children with consistency and a go-to person.
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Authentic Relationships

Home-based Childcare comes from one-on-one, responsive relationships that provide children with consistency and a go-to person. These relationships are built on providing emotional availability, attentiveness and time to each individual child. Science shows that for children’s brains to make the positive connections that build social skills and resilience, these relationships are essential.

Become a Nanny

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.

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.

Become a Home-based Educator

As a Home-based Educator, you will care for children within your own home, working as an independent contractor.

If you choose to become a PORSE home-based educator you’ll set up your own business and determine your income, hours of work and conditions of service. You’ll receive full PORSE Payroll support with family payments and calculations for tax benefits.

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  • Work from the family home
  • Free registration
  • Fortnightly payroll service free to the nanny
  • Free or discounted PORSE St Johns First Aid Course
  • Free website listing
  • Access to networking and social opportunities with like-minded nanny’s in your area
  • Free access to weekly programme activities for children and nannies.
  • Support to create an active, messy, creative and social play based on decades of experience, research and specialisation in early brain development and understanding the needs of our young ones.
  • Free enrolment in Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care.
  • Free ongoing professional development opportunities including workshops and short courses.
  • Take care of up to four children (at one time) in your own home
  • Set your own hours, rates and conditions of service
  • Free ongoing professional development and workplace training
  • One-on-one support from your on-the-ground PORSE Programme Tutor
  • Payroll support, with family payments and calculations, provided for your annual tax benefits
  • Tax deductions for working from home
  • Free Public Liability Insurance with the PORSE group scheme
  • Free or discounted PORSE St John’s First Aid Course
  • Free PORSE website listing and access to resources, business support and programme tools
  • Free PORSE marketing and promotional support, which help to support and grow your business
  • Free Community Programme events and outings, including PlaySchools and Music Groups
  • Free Educator Registration
  • Access to networking and social opportunities with like-minded Educators in your area

If you’re a qualified early childhood teacher, we would love to have you onboard as an Educator with PORSE.

We will work with you to ensure you have everything you need and support your move from centre-based or another home-based teaching, you’ll also be able to maintain your Practising Certificate with our Teachers in Homes Programme.

We’ll give you the freedom to get back to why you first began – to make a difference!

You will have a dedicated community team to support you getting started and through your journey with PORSE.

Through our ongoing work with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, as a fully registered ECE teacher, you are also now able to maintain your practising certificate (with a subject to confirmation status) while working as a PORSE home-based Educator and we will pay the cost of your practising certificate.

Most importantly, as a PORSE home Educator, you’ll experience the joy of working with children in small numbers. You’ll have the time to enjoy the wonder of a child learning something new that you have taught because you’ve provided them with the environment and relationship that allows them to feel safe and secure.

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, and have access to free professional development with PORSE Education and Training.

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