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, like an Au Pair, and find that a Nanny is not affordable, then a Home-Based Educator may be the perfect option for you.As the premium agency offering Home-Based Childcare in Auckland, we prioritize the comfort and well-being of your child.

Our Dream Home-Based Educators provide nurturing care in their own homes. Accommodating a maximum of four children under six years old. Importantly, we limit the number of children under the age of two to two.

Why should I enroll my child in Home-Based Childcare? 

Research shows that smaller group settings foster strong, responsive relationships among children, nurturing essential skills like sharing, trust, and kindness. With Home-Based Childcare, your child's routine seamlessly transitions into the Educator's home. This offers your child invaluable real-life experiences, from cooking and shopping to exploring parks, attending music classes, and more.

Furthermore, all our Educators follow the Dream Education Programme, ensuring a consistent and quality educational experience. It's worth noting that Dream Educator is licensed by the Ministry of Education, reflecting our commitment to meeting and exceeding educational standards.

Discover the joy of Home-Based Childcare in Auckland with Dream, where your child's growth and well-being are our top priorities.

What Does it Cost?

Fees, Charges and Funding for Home-Based Childcare

Our Educators operate as Private Independent Contractors, setting their own fees and handling all financial arrangements with parents. Fees typically range from $9 to $12 per child, per hour, depending on experience, qualifications, location, and any optional extras provided. This flexibility in pricing allows families to choose a service that best fits their budget without compromising on quality or care.

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

20 hours of ECE is available through our Dream Educators. 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

WINZ subsidies are available to those who are eligible.

Our Educators

Dream Educators are carefully selected for their warm and caring natures, ensuring we employ only the very best who truly love children.

Qualified Educators attend regular professional development opportunities to continually upskill and refine their talents. Every Dream Educator undergoes reference checks, police vetting, and holds a current First Aid Certificate. For added safety and peace of mind, those over 17 years living in the home are also police vetted.

In our commitment to quality care, we create a safe and caring environment prioritising your child's individual needs. This nurturing approach fosters their growth as confident and competent learners. Each Dream Educator's home boasts a fenced outdoor play area, enhancing security and enjoyment for the children.


In Auckland, Dream Educators craft personalised educational programmes based on each child's unique needs and interests.

Additionally, your child's learning journey is meticulously documented and shared via our online platform, Educa. Both the Educator and Visiting Teacher consistently update and share these special moments through photos, ensuring you're always connected to your child's day-to-day experiences.

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Take the First Step

If you are interested in finding home-based childcare in Auckland, please fill in our Family Registration Form or contact us for more information. Once you are registered, we will be in touch to find the perfect Educator for your family.