Educator, Nanny or Au Pair?

Whether you choose an in-home educator, nanny or au pair, your child will benefit from low-ratio care in a safe, nurturing home environment.

An educator…

  • Provides care from their own home.
  • May care for up to four children under five years of age, with a maximum of two under the age of two.
  • Sets their own days, hours, and rate.
  • Is self-employed.

A nanny…

  • Cares for children in your family home.

  • May undertake additional tasks by agreement, relating to caring for your children, such as preparing meals for your child and cleaning up afterwards, or washing and changing your child’s bedding.

  • Is employed by you at an hourly rate mutually agreed.

  • Maybe shared by more than one family with similar care requirements.

A nanny intern…

  • Is completing a 20-week course in Early Childhood Education.

  • Cares for children in your family home for 21 hours per week.

  • Will need you to provide supervision, guidance and support for 50 percent of the time.

  • May undertake additional tasks by agreement, relating to caring for your children, such as preparing meals for your child and cleaning up afterwards, or washing and changing your child’s bedding.

  • Low cost, at $105 per week, covering their training fees.

  • Find out more about becoming a training family here.

An au pair…

  • Is a nanny who lives in the family home.

  • Is usually on a working holiday in New Zealand, providing your family with an insight into another culture.

  • Is employed by the family, with room and board included as part of the remuneration package.

  • Learn more about Nanny and Au Pair options with PORSE.

 

Through the PORSE programme your educator will receive

  • Regular support from a registered ECE teacher,
  • Free access to weekly playgroups, outings, and events,
  • Free professional development courses.