Leading in-home childcare provider PORSE is putting the call out for more in-home educators to join the organisation as it works to keep up with the overwhelming demand that has sparked a shortage of educators in the region.
PORSE Queenstown consultant Oanita Collins says the number of educators in the area has doubled in the last year and now more are needed as more parents are choosing to have their children cared for in the home environment.
“In-home educators play a very important role helping parents give young children a great start in life. The first three years are critical for lifetime success and we need more educators to help give children this wonderful opportunity,” she says.
Parent Melinee Kong-Pearce is trying to find another PORSE in-home educator to look after her ten month old daughter after her former educator went on maternity leave.
“Our daughter has thrived with in-home care. I’m working from home at the moment until we can find a new educator because I believe the home environment, with natural play and one special person is the best childcare option for her. I’m hoping someone will hear my story and know this is a job they would love to do.”
Queenstown PORSE educator Suzie Blackstock loves her job and she’s encouraging others including her friends to take up the challenge and become an educator today!
“I’m running my own business. It’s both financially and personally rewarding and I am making a real difference for children. What could be better than a job where you play, learn and train at work?”
PORSE provides all educators and parents with free nationally recognised training programmes to learn more about early brain development and secure attachment relationships.
Ms Collins says as a PORSE educator you get full support in managing your career and looking at what hours work best for you.
“We have qualified programme tutors and friendly support staff who are all part of our living and learning organisation. In Queenstown we have a real southern attitude with a lot of parents recognising that in-home care is best. Now we just need educators to help meet the demand.”
To be an educator you need to be passionate about caring for babies and young children.
“So if you want to work from home and consider yourself motivated and nurturing, we would love to talk to you today,” says Ms Collins.
Home Educators are independent contractors who benefit from PORSE providing optional full administration of family payments, access to tax benefits and ongoing support in setting up special terms and conditions with families – not to mention many wonderful tools to help you grow and promote your business to where you want it to be.
Working with PORSE allows you to:
• Create an environment for play and learning
• Set your own hours and income
• Be a working parent at home
• Contribute in community events
• Explore learning with nature and in the community
• Build lifelong relationships
• Gain ongoing professional development, training and business support for FREE!
For more details on how you can give your children the best start in life, by wiring-up with PORSE – phone Queenstown on 03 441 1230 or visit www.PORSE.co.nz – vacancies are available now!
Phone 0800 023 456 or email us