Home-based Childcare near you

The team at Kuddles understand the importance of providing a nurturing and enriching environment for our future tamariki. We offer childcare and early childhood education that stays in touch with the magic of childhood, in a home setting.

 

It can be a bit daunting letting others look after our children. Here at Kuddles, we strive to provide a nurturing home-based that replicates the quality care that you provide at your own home.

 

Our ECE qualified home-based educators are experienced in providing an environment where each child is valued and their needs recognised. We aim to help children grow up as competent, confident learners and communicators by providing activities such as blocks, play dough, paint books, puzzles, sand , water play, listening to stories, indoor and outdoor play, singing and dancing, thereby  enhancing the child's learning and development by expanding on these experiences, while following the Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

 

Our educators aim to create an atmosphere that facilitates positive interaction between adults and children by offering a well-planned program that provides for the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of each child.

 

We offer home based childcare for children to be cared for in the home of the Kuddles educator. To ensure quality childcare for each child, each of our home based educations look after up to 4 children. The age range start from infants up to 6 years of age (only two under the age of 2 years). The educators may include their own children if any.

 

Our Programme Coordinators are qualified New Zealand Early Childhood Teachers who support the educators in providing quality home-based care by developing individual programmes to meet each child's needs. The programmes are based on Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

What we offer

Unique Educational Programme

From tracking learning milestones to play-based learning routines, we offer individualised educational programmes for each child that we look after. 

Flexible hours

Life is busy. Let us work around your time. Our Early Childhood Educators offer flexible hours for childcare.

Affordable Childcare

We offer affordable childcare prices with WINZ subsidies options, and FREE 20 hours of childcare. Scroll down for more information.

Multiple Locations

We are located all across Auckland. Scroll down to find your nearest location! 

Give your child quality home-based childcare

Individual learning plan for each child

Our Programme Coordinators /Visiting Teachers develop an individual educational programme specifically for your child in discussion with your child’s educator about the  the child’s interests and learning. This individual programme is based on the Te Whãriki, The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

 

Children in care get to do lots of exciting things with their educators. They dance, listen to music, sing songs, do painting, baking, gardening… They learn lots of new skills like balance, hand-eye coordination, colour, measuring and lots more! They do different activities such as blocks, play dough, painting, books, puzzles, sand and water play, listening to stories, indoor & outdoor play,… thereby extending your child’s knowledge and helping lay the learning foundations for future!

Educators are guided to notice, recognise and respond to the child’s learning needs. They record the child’s learning in the child’s portfolio in the form of photos, art, craft… to show the learning process. Programme Coordinators also write learning stories for the children when they visit the educator. They provide lots of support and help plan and develop activities and fun play ideas for the forthcoming month that will encourage your child to explore and discover new things. They review the Child portfolios and leave quality resources for the children for the forthcoming month.

Individual learning plan for each child

Our programme coordinators / visiting teachers develop an individual educational programme specifically for your child in discussion with your child’s educator about the  the child’s interests and learning. This individual programme is based on the Te Whãriki, The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

 

Children in care get to do lots of exciting things with their educators. They dance, listen to music, sing songs, do painting, baking, gardening. They learn lots of new skills like balance, hand-eye coordination, colour, measuring and lots more! They do different activities such as blocks, play dough, painting, books, puzzles, sand and water play, listening to stories, indoor & outdoor play, thereby extending your child’s knowledge and helping lay the learning foundations for future!

Educators are guided to notice, recognise and respond to the child’s learning needs. They record the child’s learning in the child’s portfolio in the form of photos, arts and crafts to show the learning process. Programme Coordinators also write learning stories for the children when they visit the educator. They provide lots of support and help plan and develop activities and fun play ideas for the forthcoming month that will encourage your child to explore and discover new things. They review the Child portfolios and leave quality resources for the children for the forthcoming month.

Our Fees

In-Home Educators

Educator who work from their own home charge between $5 - $8 each hour.  These may vary depending upon the experience and qualifications of the educator and your requirements. 

 

Educator Subsidies

Educators can get special Kuddles subsidies if you are already looking after children at home.

Contact us for more information

 

20 Hours Free Childcare

20 hours free childcare every week for 3 - 5 year olds every week – No optional charges.

View more information on 20 ECE Hours 

 

WINZ Subsidies

Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) offer a pre-school childcare subsidy for a maximum of 50 hours a week of up to $3.98/hr. Parents who are not working also may be entitled to a 9 hour childcare subsidy from WINZ.

For more information, please visit the work and income website or freephone on 0800 559 009

Find your nearest Kuddles Educator

"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.

Office Address:

4 Kinross Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600
New Zealand

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