About PORSE

PORSE is a New Zealand born in-home childcare and education and training business.

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Play + Observe + Relate + Support + Extend

Through our two arms – PORSE In-Home Childcare Limited and PORSE Education and Training Limited, we work with thousands of people throughout New Zealand to provide in-home childcare services, community play and learning programmes, on-the-job training and STAR/Gateway unit standards for secondary school students.

Guided by the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, PORSE is committed to nurturing respectful relationships between all ages.

PORSE In-Home Childcare Limited

The PORSE Philosophy

With over twenty years of experience and learning behind PORSE, we believe in nurturing and educating children within secure, stimulating and positive in-home environments while fostering consistent, connected and supportive relationships between the children, their Educators and their parents.  The PORSE approach to home-based childcare is based on experience and research around the importance of play, learning and development through close child-adult relationships, allowing your child to grow and explore with confidence.

The PORSE Vision

Expanding the hearts, minds and wellbeing of a nation through nurturing childcare in-home.

The PORSE Mission

To have all people in New Zealand schooled in nurturing and educating children in their care.

Our Values

C.A.R.E.S

Concern - Accept - Respect - Encourage - Success

Programme Statement

The PORSE Programme is family directed, using in-home and community learning settings, guided by the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whaariki.

PORSE Education and Training Limited

PORSE Education and Training is a registered and accredited training provider offering training programmes with a focus on nurturing and educating young minds for lifelong learning and positive, self-affirming relationships.

Our training programmes support adults to learn more about themselves, attachment relationships, and how to nurture children during the most important years of play, learning and development.

Evolve Education Group Limited

PORSE is part of Evolve Education Group Limited, the leading provider of high-quality, multifaceted Early Childhood Education services throughout New Zealand. Evolve’s Vision is based on a firm conviction that that early childhood learning has a profound impact on a child’s future health, development and wellbeing. We are committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for Kiwi children and their families.

Awards

ACC

Primary rating for Workplace Safety Management Practices

Ohbaby! Awards

Gold Award Winner, Best Childcare Provider (2014, 2012)

Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme

Candidate - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2014)

PROFIT Magazine Awards

PROFIT Hawke's Bay Business Person of the Year – Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2012)

Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Outstanding Business Person & Manager of the Year Award – Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2011)

Large Business Award Winner - PORSE In-Home Childcare and Educator Training (2007)

Supreme Business of the Year - PORSE In-Home Childcare and Educator Training (2007)

UBD Award, Businesses with a turnover in excess of $2.5m – Finalist (2001)

Best New Business Award, PORSE Nanny Childcare Network (NZ) Ltd (1999)

Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards

Finalist - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2010)

Her Business Awards

Most Outstanding Business Leader - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2008)

Business Woman of the Year - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2008)

Franchise Association of New Zealand Awards

Franchise System of the Year – PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2006)

Franchisee of the Year – Karleen Hennessey, Hamilton East and West (2006)

Westpac Supreme Award - Franchisee of the Year – Karleen Hennessey, Hamilton East and West (2006)

National Business Leadership Award – Jenny Yule, PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2003)

Regional Franchise System Award – Jenni Anderson, Hastings (2003)

National Team Excellence Award – National Support Team, PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2002)

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Regional Franchise System Award – Karleen Hennessey, Hamilton East & West (2002)

Best Franchise System – Regional award winner – Hawke's Bay, PORSE Franchising (NZ) Ltd (2001)

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Excellence in Innovation (Curriculum Design) - Finalist (2002)

Women in Self Employment Business Leader Awards

Central Regional Winner - Jenny Yule PORSE Founding Director (2000)