About Home-Based Childcare

About home-based childcare

Our trained educators provide childcare in their own homes for children from birth to five years of age. With one educator and no more than three other children, your child will be able to form secure relationships and get individual attention. Your educator will tailor each day’s activities to your child’s interests and what they enjoy doing.

Why choose us?

We have been providing home-based childcare in your community for over 30 years! Our experience, community knowledge, and love of children drives us to be here for every family. We understand your child needs a safe and nurturing environment to learn, play and grow.

Early learning helps children to be confident and curious about the world around them. It is also proven to help children be prepared for when they go to kura.

Our trained educators will provide experiences and educational development from their own homes. Your child will receive individualised care to develop their learning while they build a lasting bond with their educator.

The daily programme is based on Te Whāriki, the early childhood education curriculum, and is tailored to your child’s needs and interests and how they learn. Every day is packed full of activities to inspire little minds through baking, gardening, arts and crafts, water play and excursions. These develop your child’s abilities in the areas of literacy and numeracy, socialising and creativity.

Our families are always welcome to participate in their child’s learning and development. This could be through visiting your child while in care or going on an excursion. Read more…

Low ratios

With a maximum of 4 children in care with any educator, it means your child receives personalised attention, knowledge and interaction, in a nurturing environment.

The choice is yours

We are here to help you understand what you are looking for in childcare. When you have enquired about our services, our wonderful support team is here to help you. Read more…

They will introduce you to educators that they think will be a great fit for you and your child. Read more…

If all the boxes are ticked, your support team will help you complete your child’s enrolment.


You may not be aware, but there are government subsidies available, which you may be eligible for. Read more….

Have we ticked all the boxes for your family?

  • Home away from home feel
  • The ability to choose an educator that fits in with your family
  • Personalised learning and development tailored to your child’s interest
  • No more than three other children in the educator’s care at any time
  • 20 Hours ECE and WINZ subsidies available 

Find home-based childcare near you.

Find home-based educators available in your area here or give us a call on 0800 KIDSTART (543782).