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Become a Homebased Educator

Early Education Waikato is proud to offer warm, caring Educators across the Waikato. With a special focus on babies and toddlers, playgroup, gym and outings, qualified Visiting Teachers providing one-on-one support and flexible hours we have so much to offer.

With Early Education Waikato Homebased you will be part of a large professional team continually striving to provide the very best educational environment for children and their families and whanau.

+What is so special about Early Education Waikato?

  • $150 Bonus for established Educators choosing to transfer to EEW Homebased.
  • FREE extensive educational resource library.
  • Christmas bonuses paid to all Educators.
  • Financial incentives when you enrol children through your own marketing (over 20 hours booked per week).
  • Educators provide care and learning in their own homes.
  • FREE colour printing is available from our own Playgroup venue.
  • We support our Educators to gain qualifications in The New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care - Level 4 (60 Credits) through our approved course providers.
  • We pay for Educators to attend relevant professional development and first aid.
  • You are an independent contractor. As an Educator you decide whether to provide full time or part time childcare.
  • Visiting Teachers will arrange alternate care for your children if you are sick.
  • If you are currently caring for a family member's child, join our team to take advantage of what we offer.
  • Retainers paid when children are not in care.
  • All our Educators and children benefit from FREE regular sessions at our special Richmond Street Playgroup venue and gymnastics (YMCA Gym).
  • Signage and personalised promotional leaflets for you to promote yourself.
  • FREE double strollers, high chairs and other resources available.
  • Receive ongoing support and guidance from experienced qualified early childhood teachers.
  • We provide Storypark online e-portfolios to help you document children's learning and development and keep in contact with families.
  • Opportunities to visit and work within our Kindergartens and Centres.
  • Visiting Teachers guide and support you every week.
  • Flexible hours - work when you want!
  • Purpose built playgroup centre in Richmond Street, Hamilton.
  • Association events to participate in throughout the year, including our famous Christmas parties!

+Support with management and administration

Each Educator is under the umbrella of Early Education Waikato, a head office which employs managers and administration staff to provide support with the many tasks involved in being an Educator. These tasks include;

  • Accessing and managing Ministry of Education Funding.
  • Payment of accounts.
  • Professional support and guidance.
  • Compliance and Health and Safety.

+Helping you to develop your career

Want to take a step up in your ECE career? We The New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care - Level 4 (60CR) through our approved tertiary providers

Early Education Waikato encourages Educators to maintain their expertise and professionalism in an ever changing environment by providing a free comprehensive professional development program of courses and workshops throughout the year.

These can include but are not limited to:

  • First aid
  • Behaviour management
  • Healthy eating
  • Marketing and promoting yourself
  • Homebased huis
  • Access to specialised professional development if required eg: Way to Play, Much More Than Words, He Papa Tikanga and more.

+Qualified teachers guide and support you

Early Education Waikato employs qualified and experienced Visiting Teachers to provide support and oversee the effective operations of Educators.

They visit regularly to provide practical, professional support to Educators and children to enhance teaching practice and children's well-being.

+Exclusive access to our playgroup centre

We have our very own Homebased Education Centre at 12 Richmond Street, Whitiora.

This beautiful location situated behind the Plunket rooms provides Playgroup sessions twice a week which Educators love bringing their children to. 

Interested in working with us?

Want to come onboard? Fill in the form below, call one of our Visiting Teachers, or phone us at 0800 CHILDREN (0800 244 537)

Sue Biggar

Homebased Visiting Teacher
Ph:07 8571049

Fran Mans 

Homebased Visiting Teacher
Ph:07 857 1050