Home Based

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If you are looking for childcare in a home environment other than your own, one of our home based Educators might be right for you. Home based educators work from their own home, looking after a maximum of four preschool children at any one time. You pay per child, per hour; so this may be a more economical option if you only have one or two children requiring care. You may also qualify for Work and Income subsidies, reducing the cost to you.

Our home based educators give personalised care and attention to a very small group of learners, and enjoy regular educational trips into the local community, such as Nurture playgroups, excursions and our monthly gumboot day. Each of our home based educators receive excellent support from our ECE qualified Mentoring Teachers, who visit monthly to provide guidance and support along with lending you books and other resources. You will receive our informative quarterly newsletter and an attractive journal recording your child’s learning adventure.

Sometimes home based educators look after siblings from the same family over time and the educator becomes “part of the family”, following the children with interest right through to adulthood!

What you will Receive

  • Small Group of Children

    Your home based educator will never have more than four children on their premises at any one time; including their own children, and no more than two under 2 year olds. This means it is very easy to give the kind of one to one care and attention your child needs and deserves. They also get to socialise with a small, friendly group, rather than getting lost in a crowd.

  • Qualified ECE Teacher Support

    Mentoring Teachers visit on a monthly basis during care hours. They provide support for your nanny, and encourage education tailored to children’s learning styles and interests.  Our teachers will often bring supplies of books and toys, which the family can borrow. There is always a Mentoring Teacher on call in case of emergencies.

  • Funding Support

    We are able to access a range of funding including 20 ECE hours, Work and Income Subsidies and Multiple Birth Home Help. All families receive a Nurture Subsidy which is only available from Nurture Nannies. Financial assistance is also available for nannies to gain their First Aid Certificate.

  • Option of Family Educator

    Do you have a friend or relative helping to care for your children? You will both qualify for funding assistance, provided you participate in our learning programme. Depending on the number of children in care you both could get around $60 per month of petrol and grocery vouchers.

  • Nurture Groups

    Nurture Groups and events run monthly at a variety of locations. They range from regular play groups to excursions such as gym groups, fire station visits and zoo trips. All Nurture Children are invited to these excursions.

  • Educational Support

    Nannies are able to use our educational book and CD resources as well as access our in-house professional development programme. A journal recording your children's interests and learning is maintained. An informative newsletter sent out every term, and our Facebook page will keep you up to date with the Nurture Community.

Matching a Home Based Educator

We take great care in matching an educator with families.

Wherever possible we will match you with a home based educator who suits your family. Depending on availability, we will match you with an educator who is local (to minimise your travel) and who has compatible values and culture. Your home based educator will ask about your child’s learning style, their personality, interests, sleeping patterns etc to ensure a very happy transition and settled start. They will be guided by our qualified ECE Mentoring Teachers at all times to ensure that they enjoy great learning experiences, along with the other children in care.

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