Why Choose a Dream Educator
At Dream we are passionate about children being cared for in a home environment. If you love home-based but don't want someone living in your home (an Au Pair) and a Nanny is not affordable, then a home-based Educator may be the perfect option for you. We are the premium agency offering home-based childcare in Auckland.
Dream home-based Educators care for your child in their own home with a maximum of four children under the age of six years and never more than two children under the age of two.
Small group sizes is proven to help children to build responsive and reciprocal relationships. Growing skills such as sharing, trust and kindness.
Home-based childcare enables your child’s routine to be continued in the Educators home giving your child the opportunity to experience everyday life situations such as, cooking, shopping, going for walks, visiting parks, attending music and movement groups etc.
Dream Educator is licensed by the Ministry of Education and all our Educators follow the Dream Education Programme.
What Does it Cost?
Fees, Charges and Funding
Our Educators operate as Private Independent Contractors. They charge their own fees and are responsible for all financial arrangements with the parents. Educators charge anywhere between $6 to $20 per child, per hour depending on experience, qualifications, location and optional extras provided. Home-based childcare in Auckland is one of the most affordable childcare options available.
Optional extras may include:
- Excursions and outings
- Transport pick ups/drop offs
- Sunscreen, food and nappies
- Specific teaching resources such as a dance or music teacher
- Extension programmes
20 Hours ECE
Dream Educator offers 20 hours ECE. This entitles every 3 and 4 year old child enrolled with a Dream Educator to receive up to 20 hours ECE education per week. As a parent/caregiver you may claim a maximum of 6 hours per day, and up to 20 hours per week across all services.
Children enrolled at more than one ECE Service
Parents are able to split their 20 ECE hours between two or more ECE services or kōhanga reo.
WINZ subsidies are available to those who are eligible.
Dream Educators are carefully selected for their warm and caring natures and their love of children. We only employ the very best.
They are qualified and attend regular professional development opportunities to continually upskill and develop their talents. All Dream Educators have been reference checked, police vetted and hold a current First Aid Certificate. Anyone over 17 years living in the home have also been police vetted.
Our Educators provide a safe environment where your child is valued and their needs are recognised enabling them to become competent, confident learners. Dream Educators homes all have a fenced outdoor play area.
Dream Educators, who offer home-based childcare in Auckland, create a tailored educational programme for each individual child. Your child’s learning journey will be documented using our online platform Educa where your Educator and Visiting Teacher will share regular updates and photos.