Join the Home Grown Kids family
Our home based childcare Educators and Nannies are the heart of our business. We understand that happy, supported and fulfilled carers make for content families and even happier tamariki who thrive. We want you to enjoy your job!
We’re dedicated to creating a culture of transparency and inclusiveness for our employees, which values clear communication, child-led education and abundant resources. We believe in exceeding education and safety regulatory standards on every count. From day one, we’re here to support you in your goal to be the best you can be.
Our philosophy, vision and mission
Edubase whakautaki – Tiaki nga tamariki – Take care of the children
Our Vision– The why – The reason we exist:
To provide a family friendly wrap around support service that enables all tamariki/whanau to learn, grow and thrive in a home-based setting. Investing in cultivating kindness, strong and professional relationships, in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners
Mission Statement – The How -How are we going to achieve the Vision?
We will achieve our Vision through ensuring that every team member is emotionally invested in the well-being of our people including tamariki, whanau, Educators, communities and our Edubase family. We value successes and that these are not ours alone, the greatest success comes from the strengths of many. Our passion, knowledge and commitment will be the catalyst that enables everyone to learn, thrive and achieve.
Edubase is a Home Based Early Childhood Education service that is committed to providing nurturing learning environments where tamariki thrive as individuals through an authentic play-based, natural learning education and care programme, in a home setting.
To enrich the learning of each tamariki we form strong community connections, developing links within the home and the learning environments of our Kaiako. Tamariki learn respect for people, places and things, shaping Aotearoa and developing an appreciation of New Zealand’s dual heritage. We continually strive to develop knowledge and an understanding of the cultural heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – supporting a holistic approach to learning which is guided by our NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
Educators and Nannies offer comfortable, small group sizes, fostering respectful and reciprocal relationships, promoting tikanga Māori within their practice.
As an Organisation, we pride ourselves on cultivating strong, professional relationships, strengthening capability in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners.
Edubase celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of each tamaiti, whanau and Kaiako and the gifts they bring. They are taonga, a treasure or gift. All things cultural are affirmed and celebrated, aiming to support children in gaining a positive awareness of their own and other cultures.
Tiaki nga tamariki – take care of the children
Home Grown Kids is committed to offering an excellent home-based education programme that reflects our New Zealand ECE curriculum – Te Whāriki. Every home based Educator includes social, play and educational activities around the tamariki’s individual interests, strengths and cultural needs. Plus, we get out and about in the wider world!
Home Grown Kids offers fun, free, regular playgroups run by our Visiting Teachers. Individualised to suit the children in each group, they’re an opportunity to interact with other tamariki and engage in activities such as music and movement, art and craft and messy play in a bigger or different space.
Getting out into the community is fun. Educators take children to the library, gymnastics, music groups and trips to local parks and beaches.
Our Visiting Teachers also arrange regular exciting outings into the community to extend children’s focus. These include trips to the fire station, art galleries, farm visits and the zoo.
TE WHĀRIKI – OUR NATIONAL ECE CURRICULUM:
“Te Whāriki is underpinned by a vision for tamariki who are competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.” Ministry of Education, New Zealand.
Educators in partnership with tamariki, their families, communities and the Visiting Teacher will plan and implement a programme that follows our national ECE curriculum of Te Whāriki, strengthening the child’s knowledge and experiences and empowering them to be lifelong learners.
We keep the paperwork, screen time and admin to a minimum so you can spend your downtime with your family.
Home Grown Kids provides a payroll service to families employing a Nanny who is also a part of our education programme. Families log in fortnightly to our own Homezone software, upload a timesheet for their Nanny and we handle the rest – payment to your Nanny, payslips and PAYE.
Free for all parents, Storypark is an online tool that provides real-time feedback on your child’s learning. Your child’s Educator or Nanny will upload photos, videos and updates for you to view from wherever you are. You can provide instant feedback and engage in your child’s learning.
Invited family and friends, anywhere in the world, can understand, comment and engage in a child’s education, helping support their learning and development. Trust us, Nana will love it!
If you want more information on how Storypark can enhance your home-based childcare experience with Home Grown kids, visit the Storypark website.