Providing a safe & stimulating
learning environment at home

Home-based child care means your child will be able to learn and develop at their own pace in a small and loving environment, either your own home or the home of an educator. Your child gets to rest when they need to rest, play when they want to play, and learn when they are most willing and open to learning with your existing Nanny, Au Pair, family member, or one of our Playschool Educators.

About Us

Child Care and Preschool Education at home

Playschool Education’s Programme Co-ordinator’s, alongside of the Educator, plan and implement Learning and Development strands and goals following Te Whariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum in New Zealand. Te Whariki provides a framework to guide children’s learning. Te Whariki is founded on the following aspirations for children: “To grow up as confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in the sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.”

Our programme is unique and personalised and will provide your child with an education programme that meets their individual needs and requirements.

Playschool is licensed by the Ministry of Education and audited by the Education Review Office (ERO) ensuring that the programme your child receives is of a high standard and meets their educational needs.

Because Playschool is a totally FREE service including all the resources we provide for you as a parent you can now ensure your child gets the best educational support without the financial strain on your family.

Playschool offers non-income tested subsidies to every child of up to $4.20 per hour, that’s right every child regardless of your financial position can receive a Playschool subsidy. As we are also WINZ and OSCAR approved, we may also be able to access government funding to assist you to pay for your home-based childcare.

Playschool is licensed in most areas including:

  • Greater Auckland including Wellsford & Waiheke Island
  • Waikato & surrounding areas
  • Manawatu & Taranaki
  • Hawkes Bay & Gisborne
  • Greater Wellington
  • Greater Canterbury
  • Otago
  • Queenstown & lakes areas
  • Bay of Plenty Areas

*We plan to expand to cover all other areas in 2020.

Playschool’s Benefits

Playschool’s learning programme is based on the National Early Childhood Curriculum and up to date research from industry leaders. If you are looking for the best for your preschoolers then you have found it. Playschool has been recognized by Little Treasures Magazine to provide education support that is different from any other home-based care service.

When our Programme Co-ordinators visit these are just some of the benefits you can expect to receive.

  • Fun and exciting monthly activities delivered to you each month- examples are T-shirt painting, bead threading, canvas painting.
  • Our exclusive activity pass with the option of a free annual Zoo or Motat pass or subsidized swimming or gym lessons.
  • Each family provided with a fun art pack full of crafty supplies.
  • Portfolio provided to record your child’s progress.
  • Regular and exciting organised activities for Educators and Families including the much-awaited Christmas party.
  • Regular structured activities.
  • Training and development opportunities offered to Educators and Families to ensure they are kept up to date on current childcare practices. Course examples are preparing your 4-year-old for school, dealing with tantrums, and toilet training. These are provided in house or by a range of guest speakers such as parent coaches and authors.
  • Free Pediatric First Aid Courses for the Educator.
  • Strong support network for Families and Educators alike.
  • A fully stocked First Aid Kit.

Home Based Child Care Benefits

  • Your child will thrive in an environment that is as safe and welcoming as your own home.
  • Each child can have their own routine, sleep when they need sleep, eat when they get hungry.
  • Creates normality in your child’s day, doing typical daily things like going to the supermarket, outings on a regular basis, playdates, and other outings you would normally do with your child.
  • Opportunity to visit their local libraries, parks, and attractions.
  • Flexible hours to fit in with your lifestyle, children can remain in current activities such as playgroups, kindergartens.
  • Health plays an important part in your choice for childcare options and with
    a smaller number of children in the care environment, the risk of illnesses and health issues are reduced.
  • Education is personalized to suit each child individually and learning goals are set monthly for each child, with personal family visits from one of our Programme Co-ordinators.
  • Personal relationships are built with continuity of caregivers, with not having staff members rollover.
  • One caregiver only for your child.

Guiding Philosophy of Playschool Education

Whakaute – Respect

  • We respect te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tangata Whenua through cultural values and beliefs by fostering links with our wider communities.
  • We role model respect for our kaiako, tamariki, whanau and our community, the environment and resources.

Manaakitanga – Trust

  • We recognise and affirm the individual needs of all tamariki through fostering trust, sincerity, integrity, and equity.
  • We support kaiako and whanau in implementing and participating in an inclusive caring and respectful education programme through kotahitanga.

Whanaungatanga – Partnerships

  • We recognise the importance of learning partnerships within the community and encourage participation within a range of community services.
  •  We shape relationships based on reciprocal trust, open communication, wananga, and shared aspirations.

Taiao Ako – Environment

  • Tamariki are able to explore and make discoveries in a natural home environment where they feel safe and secure.
  • We support nurturing environments that encourage and acknowledge kaitiakitanga through collaborative relationships with kaiako, tamariki and whanau.

Contact us to find out more!