Home-based Childcare near you
Looking for In-home childcare.
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 thereby enhancing the child's learning and development by expanding on these experiences.
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 ensure quality childcare for each child, each of our home based educators look after a maximum of 4 children per day. From 0 to 6 years of age.
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.
Life is busy. Let us work around your time. Our Early Childhood Educators offer flexible hours for childcare.
We offer affordable childcare prices with WINZ subsidies options, and FREE 20 hours of childcare. Scroll down for more information.
We are located all across Auckland. Scroll down to find your nearest location!
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. Recording 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 ongoing 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. Reviewing the Child portfolios and leaving quality resources for the children for the forthcoming month.
Educator who work from their own home charge between $5 - $10 each hour. These may vary depending upon the experience and qualifications of the educator and your requirements.
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
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
"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.