Nanny childcare networks
The 'Bay Nanny Childcare Network' was established in 1994 to provide nannies with secure employment opportunities, and for families to receive the many benefits of in-home childcare. In early 1995, the programme gained a charter with the Ministry of Education.
In 1996 a new organisation, 'National Nanny Childcare Network (NZ) Ltd', was formed. A joint venture with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), this was a nanny-networking model used by other nanny agencies in Wellington and Christchurch. In 1997, the company secured a Ministry of Education two-year contract to deliver the early childhood education curriculum for nannies, Te Whāriki.
By 1999, PORSE had a number of franchisees, and this replaced the original system of joint ventures with nanny agencies. The first franchise was in Hastings and it was at this point the network was renamed PORSE.