Childcare at Home is part of a network of privately owned homebased care services that span across the Auckland Region. We endeavour to match prospective families with the best suited educators who will share similar values, traditions and interests who will care for their children. Home-based care networks receive government funding and operate within education and other relevant legal parameters.
Home-based childcare differs from the more informal arrangement you may have with a babysitter or nanny in that our Educators are in many instances qualified early childhood teachers and through the assistance and support of Childcare at Home our Educators receive ongoing support and training in the form of professional development in order to maintain a high quality well monitored learning environment for your child.Our educators
Individual educational programmes are developed for each child; Children can develop a relationship with one significant other which is particularly beneficial for children under two; WINZ subsidies are available to those who are eligible.
Family activities such as shopping, library visits, and trips to the park provide valuable learning experiences for children; The child’s own routines are able to be carried out in the educator’s home; Regular visits from co-ordinators to support the carer, child and family.
Our Childcare at Home educators and coodinators are passionate individuals with varied backgrounds which enrich your child’s life through their life experience. Our selection process for our Home Educators is very thorough. We only choose the best people that we believe will take extra-ordinary care of your child. Our Educators come from all walks of life, cultures and have a wealth of life experiences. They are warm, caring, intellectual, resourceful and kind individuals who chose this line of work because they really love children.
One of our coordinators will meet with you to find an educator who matches your requirements you have for your child (culture, language, religion, education and times you require care).
If you already have an informal care arrangement, you and your carer can benefit from our programme. We also welcome parents who want to stay home with their child and become an educator for additional children.
If you want to train for an educator role, we will facilitate helping you with your studies. Our programme is also open to people with or without experience.
“Meet Mrs Maker, our wonderful educator Lynne. Lynne has been caring for children on the peninsula for nearly 17 years with around 40 children over this time. She is amazing, has had both my girls full time since they were 11 months.The benefits of home based care as I see it, is small ratios where children are ‘part of the family’. Lots of opportunities to get out and about in our wonderful community in a safe and secure way.”
"Sammy has been with Sonya Hooper since he was 4 months old (he is soon to start school). It took me a few different visits to in-home care groups and childcare centres before I found the place I felt was the best place for Sammy. When I met Sonya, I knew instantly that she'd be the right person to care for my precious 4 month old baby initially 3 days a week and then up to 4 days a week. He was so little and it was so hard to leave him, but I knew that every minute he was with Sonya, he'd be happy and safe.”
“We just love Naomi, she's so awesome. Lucy is doing amazing there I think her being there does wonders for her development. She's always doing stuff to keep them busy and learning as well like adventures outside and making things like painting and pictures inside we have been so lucky to receive little art pieces from Lucy, just this Mother’s day I got a little card with drawings that folded out to a flower and a little canvas painting. Naomi is also a great communicator always keeping me up to date with what is happening, showing pictures of the girls playing or funny things Lucy is doing. She really helps to reassure us she's ok if for any reason Lucy's been a bit funny with us before drop of or let us know likewise if she's concerned.”