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Date: 1 December 2016

Give the gift of love with PORSE this Christmas

In-home early childcare provider PORSE is inviting New Zealanders to help put a smile on the faces of more Kiwi children this Christmas.

New Zealand’s largest in-home childcare provider PORSE has launched a nationwide gift drive to help put presents under the trees of less fortunate families.

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Date: 17 November 2016

Free Training Supporting Students into ECE Careers

Hundreds of New Zealanders have an opportunity to kick-start a career in early childhood education for free, thanks to the PORSE Nanny Intern Programme.

Targeting students aged 17-25 years of age, PORSE Education & Training General Manager, Erin Maloney, said the free 20-week course provides a pathway into an industry that has been growing since the introduction of government-subsidised care.

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Date: 4 November 2016

Triple Surprise Leads to New Career

Becoming a grandmother to triplets just over two years ago saw a big career change for ‘granny nanny’ Gaye Bartlett.

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 Date: 19 October 2016

Taranaki Dairy Farmers Attract Au Pairs From Across the Globe

A small Taranaki community has become home for dozens of German au pairs who are now living just kilometres apart on dairy farms in the region.

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Date: 4 October 2016

In-home Childcare Providing Support for Children with Diabetes

More and more kiwi parents are facing the challenge of raising children with type 1 diabetes.

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Date: 15 September 2016

Pint-Sized Olympians Go For Gold

Pint-sized athletes put their stamina to the test – running, jumping and hurdling their way through a PORSE Olympic Day.

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Date: 28 July 2016

PORSE Expands Education Opportunities with Online Training

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE, is gearing up to deliver a range of early childhood education courses online, having successfully piloted its first online course in Nelson.

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Date: 19 July 2016

Auckland Housing Boom Driving Increased Demand for Childcare

Parents are struggling to find childcare in Auckland, as booming property prices drive the need for dual incomes for families with young children.

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Date: 14 June 2016

More Au Pairs Bound for Kiwi Homes

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider and the country’s top au pair agency have teamed up to bring more au pairs into Kiwi households and provide more choice for families.

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Date: 9 June 2016

NZ Granny Nannies on the Rise as a Late Career Choice

At 74, Yvonne van Der Merwe is in the prime of her newfound career as a Granny Nanny, a job that is on the rise across New Zealand.

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Date: 9 June 2016

Children 'Dig In' For Matariki

About 60 children pulled on their gumboots and got digging to celebrate Matariki with a PORSE community planting.

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Date: 31 May 2016

Winter Bugs Drive Up Home-Based Childcare

New Zealand’s leading In-home childcare provider, PORSE is experiencing more demand from parents wanting their children cared for in a home environment as the winter bugs hit.

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Date: 25 May 2016

A Colourful Start at Home

A Botany In Home Educator’s culturally diverse childcare programme is proving very popular with families around the Auckland region.

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Date: 5 May 2016

In-home Educator Fern blown away by the support received by PORSE in her business start-up  

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider is giving more Kiwi mothers the chance to stay at home with their own children and have a career.

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Media Release: 3 May, 2016

Leading In-Home Childcare Provider Leads Way in Health and Safety

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider is leading the way when it comes to workplace safety. 

PORSE in-home childcare has successfully achieved the primary rating for ACC's Workplace Safety Management Practices - one of two Childcare services in New Zealand to have achieved entry into the programme.  

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Media Release: 27 April 2016

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses

A career in childcare is becoming a popular choice for school leavers who are being attracted by practical, hands on courses.

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Marching into a Childcare Career with PORSE

The New Zealand army’s first Maori female major has marched confidently into a new career with the country’s leading in-home childcare provider.

Carol Tarrant spent 20 years in the army with one career highlight including a tour to Singapore where she was in charge of withdrawing the New Zealand Defence Forces out of South East Asia. However, the military officer wanted to spend more time with her own children so she became an in-home educator with PORSE, New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider.

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Media Release: 26 April, 2016

Working Mum Can Give Up Housework for a Year

Working Mum Grace Burnett can give up housework for a whole year, thanks to leading in-home childcare provider PORSE.

The Wellington mum recently received a phone call from the childcare provider, informing her she had won $5,000 of home help.

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Media Release: 26 April 2016

Keeping Te Reo Alive at Home on the Kapiti Coast

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE is helping keep Te Reo Māori alive in the home, supporting the Government’s goals to encourage more Māori to participate in early childhood education.

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Media Release: 31 March 2016

Nanny Sharing more popular than ever

Sharing a nanny between families is now more popular than ever, with New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider seeing nanny share placements significantly increase in the last year.

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Media Release: 22 March 2016

In-Home Childcare Provider Delivers Huge Surprise for Single Mum

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE delivered a huge surprise to single mother Sian Gulliford.

The single mum works hard to provide for her little boy Luca - sometimes working 10-hour days at a local café in Mount Maunganui.

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Media Release: 15 March, 2016

Southern In-Home Childcare Shortage

A peak in residential development and a regional ‘baby boom’ in Queenstown is putting pressure on childcare providers.

New Zealand’s largest in-home childcare provider PORSE is calling out for more educators because it can’t keep up with the overwhelming demand from families wanting home based childcare.

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Media Release: 21 January 2016

Hamilton Nanny gaining International Acclaim for Children's Books

A Hamilton nanny is adding to her internationally acclaimed series of children’s books with a soon-to-be-released story.

Since setting up Moo Moo Publishing in 2011, Fiona Williams along with business partner singer/songwriter Tamsyn Rose have gone on to publish over 25,000 children’s books and sell more eBooks internationally than they can recall.

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Media Release: 19 January 2016

Demand for Nannies sees Doors Open for Young Graduates

More demand for nannies has New Zealand’s largest in-home childcare provider PORSE launching a major recruitment drive for 100 new internships.

PORSE Education and Training General Manager Erin Maloney says the company will expand its popular 20-week nanny internship training programme to meet a nationwide demand from parents.

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Media Release: 17 December 2015

More Centre Based ECE Teachers Move to Careers in Home Based Childcare

PORSE home-based childcare says its attracting more ECE teachers from centres as they seek more one on one interaction with children.

PORSE home-based educator Kirsty Reardon, who spent seven years working an early Childcare Centre in Hamilton says the move has re-ignited her passion for her career.

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 Media Release: 17 December 2015

Waka Ama Provides Life-Changing Motivation

Waka Ama is providing good direction and motivation for 60-year-old Linda Hill-Rennie who is grabbing her golden years with both hands, setting her sights on gold at this year world champs.

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Date: 6 March 2015

PORSE National Facebook page hits 10,000 likes!

We have recently hit a major social media milestone - 10,000 fans on our National Facebook page!  Yet another way to keep in touch with what the great team at PORSE is doing.  If you haven’t checked it out already, we encourage you to take a look and spread the word to friends and families. To stay up to date with all the latest PORSE info, simply visit and “Like” our page!


Date: 1 October 2014

OHbaby! Awards 2014

We are proud to announce that we have been nominated in the best childcare provider category in the OHbaby! Awards 2014. Nominations are sent in by parents and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has nominated or voted for us so far.

If you would like to show your support for PORSE In-Home Childcare you can vote for us here.


Date: 25 August, 2014

PORSE potential to change education paradigms

Media Release 25 August 2014

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare and training provider, PORSE is exploring an opportunity, which will...

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Date: 6 August 2014

PORSE bringing Te Reo alive in Maori language week

Media Release 23 July 2014

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE is helping keep Te Reo alive supporting the Government’s initiative...

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Date: 12 June 2014

Trainee nanny gets on-the-job lessons

Trainee nanny Alana Crow is learning to deal with two active preschoolers who love to ride their bikes while she reads them stories.

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Date: 10 June 2014

Australia Learning from Kiwi In-Home Childcare Model

Media Release 10 June 2014

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE, is attracting...

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Date: 3 March 2014

Busy couple cannot imagine life without their helper

By Morgan Tait

If you had told Lara and Mark Utatao last year that they would have a fulltime nanny running...

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