Become a Nanny

As a Nanny, you will care for children within the family home.  We will match you with a family (at no cost to you or the family), who will be your employer.

An Au Pair is a Nanny who 'lives-in' with a family and looks after their children. Au Pairs often pay board or lodging, which is generally deducted from their pay.

If you choose to become a PORSE Nanny or Au Pair, we'll support you to find employment, and with the option of PORSE Payroll, will administer your wages, PAYE, holiday pay, ACC, KiwiSaver employee and other employer contributions.

Visit our Nanny Facebook page to see current nanny positions available! 

Key Facts:

  • Work from the family home
  • Free registration
  • Fortnightly payroll service free to the nanny
  • Free or discounted PORSE St Johns First Aid Course
  • Free website listing
  • Access to networking and social opportunities with like-minded nanny’s in your area
  • Free access to weekly programme activities for children and nannies.

Support to create active, messy, creative and social play based on decades of experience, research and specialisation in early brain development and understanding the needs of our young ones.

Free enrolment in Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care.

Free ongoing professional development opportunities including workshops and short courses.

Becoming a nanny with PORSE is easy, all we require is that you:

  • Are aged 17 years and over.
  • Be considered a fit and proper person to be taking care of our most precious citizens.
  • Previous experience working with pre-schoolers.
  • Full clean driver's licence.


PORSE is home-based childcare. We stand for authenticity - authentic relationships, environments and experiences. We love nothing more than seeing children flourish, knowing that we are helping them make positive connections for later in life.

We’re the largest and oldest in-home childcare provider in NZ. We started 25 years ago and now we operate nationwide from Kaitaia to Invercargill. Our Head Office is based in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay with 19 offices across the country to support you at a more local level. Employing over 150 staff, you’ll be supported by a large team, including a marketing department.

Whether you choose to be an educator, a nanny, or an au pair, you will be fully supported to deliver the PORSE programme within the national ECE curriculum, Te Whāriki, with monthly visits from a trained early childhood teacher.

Nanny Intern Programme

PORSE also offers a Nanny Intern Programme to those interested in early childhood education, who are looking for ‘hands-on’ training. This 20-week course is available to people aged 17-25 years, with course fees covered by your training family. 

Ongoing Education

With PORSE, you will have access to ongoing personal development, from short courses and workshops through For Life Education & Training, through to the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4).

Your programme tutor will support you to become a PORSE Professional through our certification programme.

Learn more about becoming an Educator or Nanny with PORSE