Become a Kuddles Educator

Work and earn from home. Become a Kuddles Home-based Educator and help nurture our future whanau from the comfort of your home.

Do you like to dance, play, paint, going outdoors and getting your hands dirty with a bunch of other little humans? Kuddles offers this opportunity while earning from the comforts of your home.


Found out you need to an ECE qualification to get this dream job? We can help! While working with us, you will also have access to FREE ECE study and gain the qualifications needed to become a certified ECE educator in New Zealand. It's a short 17 week course - better yet, its online as well so you can work and earn from home. 


If you're feeling a bit worried about not having the right equipment at your home, we can help with this too. Our team can help set up your childcare space and provide necessities to help create a safe, nurturing home environment for the children.

Working in the Early Childhood Education industry is challenging but highly rewarding. We at Kuddles want to help your work at home environment be a great one where both you, and each child is valued and their needs recognised. Get in touch with us today!

Perks of becoming a

Kuddles Educator

Nurturing our future whanau

You’ll track learning milestones and play-based learning routines, while offering individualised educational programmes for each child you look after.

Study ECE for free

Make time work for you – learn and earn. Our Early Childhood Educators can manage their time and work through flexible hours of childcare and study to gain qualifications that really matter.

great work Perks and support

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.

Work and earn from your 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.

Other perks include:

  • FREE*  First-Aid Course

  • Ongoing support from visiting teachers

  • Ongoing Professional development

  • FREE* Public Liability Insurance 

  • Nursery resources, toys and equipment

  • Ongoing community outings and social events

  • Ongoing individualised marketing support and materials


*Conditions apply.

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.

Office Address:

4 Kinross Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600
New Zealand

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