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Become a Kuddles Home based Educator

Work and earn from home.

Do you want a rewarding career nurturing children?

Do you like the idea of working from home and flexible hours?

Then becoming a Kuddles in-home Educator could be just right for you.

Working in Early Childhood Education is highly rewarding. At Kuddles we can help you build a successful ECE career and service by offering 1-on-1 support, training, marketing assistance and a $200 Resource Kit* of learning and child development materials that can get you set up and on your way to being the best Educator you can be!

We can also help you gain your New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 4 – 18 weeks, online delivery) for FREE*!

Our Families love and respect our Educators because we take every step to ensure they’re paired perfectly.

Gain the work-life balance and fulfilment that comes from a career in ECE now!


Talk to us today. *Conditions Apply

Perks of becoming a

Kuddles Educator

Resource Starter Kit
(Worth $200)*

Get a kickstart to your new home business!

Click here to check out what you can get

Marketing support and individual business promotional materials

We offer great support to get your new home business. Click here to see!

FREE* ECE Study and First Aid Training

FREE* Public Liability Insurance

Ongoing support from visiting teachers

*Conditions apply.

Nursery toys and equipment

*Conditions apply.

Work and earn from home

Reap the benefits of working and earning from the comforts of your home. On top of getting certified as an ECE educator, we'll also help provide you the necessary equipment and support to help you look after the children.

Flexible times - choose your working hours

Apart from flexible hours of work, earning at home, and interacting positively with children and their parents, you’ll have the strong support of the professional Kuddles team and Programme Coordinators.

Choose what ECE educator you want to be

In-home Childcare

In-Home educators provide care for children in their own home which is checked by Kuddles Management to make sure that the home complies with Health and Safety requirements. 

Pay rates for educators start from $5 per hour, per child and may vary from educator to educator.

Family Childcare

Family educators look after a child or children in their home or in the home of the client.  They can be aunties, grandparents, uncles or other people known to the family. They are eligible for a subsidy through Kuddles.

Conditions apply.

"At Kuddles, we understand the importance of childhood. We offer childcare and early childhood education that stays in touch with the magic of childhood, in a home setting."


- The Educators team at Kuddles.

Educator FAQs

Important information for Educators.


Kuddles is a member of the New Zealand HomeBase Childcare Association. We can guide you with how you can also be a member of the association.


Our educator selection process involves adhering to the Licensing Criteria and we do a thorough check of all educator homes to ensure that it is safe for the child in care.


We do Police vetting of all our Educators and all adults in the house over the age of 17. This is followed by Reference Checks. You can find out more about Police vetting here and about laws relating to children’s rights and safety here.


As an Educator with Kuddles, you contract yourself to us to provide childcare from your own home. 




If you refer a client that requires childcare to us, we will pay you a weekly subsidy on top of your normal payments* (*Conditions apply)

We are looking for committed, energetic and passionate people, who can share the imagination of children, be thoughtful and caring at all times and grasp the needs of children and their families. The rewards that being a home-based educator can give you, can provide you with an income, support and inspiration along with a journey to a fulfilling career in the Early Childhood Education sector.

Kuddles aims to help all of our Educators set up successful businesses that provide safe, fun, learning environments for all of the children under our care.


Be part of a caring collective of Educator

Meet Robyn

Our homebased educators are passionate about nurturing our tamariki. Just like Robyn -  our much loved Educator who has been with us for over 10 years.

Based in rural part of Wellsford, Robyn offers exceptional childcare in a unique setting and experience such as feeding and caring for animals on her property, the usual toilet training, and the option to learn Te Reo Maori.

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