Dream Education Programme

Kia ora Whānau! Our Dream Education Programme supports your little tamariki as they grow and learn in their home and local community environments. It is based on the principle that playing and participating in real-life experiences will enhance independence. This approach also nurtures every tamariki's desire to explore and engage in meaningful relationships.

At Dream we are all about making family life easier.

We believe that children should be treated as individuals to develop learning dispositions. This enables them to become competent, confident learners and communicators. Children need to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. They should feel secure in their sense of belonging and know they make a valued contribution to society.

We offer children opportunities to embrace the wider community through the physical and natural world around them.

Dream Education Programme

Our Dream Educators provide a secure, safe and stimulating environment to a small group of children. Childcare in small groups promotes your child's learning and development. Your child will experience everyday life situations, allowing them to learn valuable life skills, so they feel nurtured and have a sense of belonging.

Partnering with parents/guardians and whānau, along with Visiting Teachers and Dream Educators, we deliver a programme supporting each child’s learning and development. The Dream Education Programme provides your child with opportunities to gain knowledge of the world around them.

We respect diverse cultures and values, fostering open communication with our tamariki, staff, and parents to strengthen community links.

Is my Child Eligible?

The Dream Education programme is available to all Families with an Educator caring for any little ones under the age of five in Auckland.

If you already have an Educator and wish to join the fun, give us a call. We can look at options to sign your Family and Educator up.

Your Educators home will need to meet a few ministry requirements. Some examples include providing a fully-fenced outdoor play area, having a first-aid kit available, securing all heavy furniture, and ensuring all chemicals and medicines are locked away.


The Dream Education Programme for your Tamariki 

As part of the Dream Education Programme, your tamariki's individual learning and development will be recognised and nurtured. This support comes from both your Educator and your Visiting Teacher. Together your Educator and Visiting Teacher will encourage your child to learn through play to reach their full potential.

The Dream Education Programme for you as Parents 

  • Your Educator will give you daily feedback by using our online educational tool and in your child’s daily diary ensuring constant peace of mind
  • A qualified early childhood teacher will support your Educator on a one-to-one basis, visiting your home. They ensure that your child’s individual development is paramount.
  • Access to 20 ECE and WINZ subsidies

The Dream Education Programme for your Educator

  • Personal support from a qualified Visiting Teacher
  • Access to playgroups, outings, nature play and more
  • Friendships with a wide network of other Educators
  • Professional development opportunities

Meet our Visiting Teachers

We use Educa - an Online Portfolio

Dream Education Programme whānau can keep track of their children’s learning via Educa. A secure app that can be downloaded onto any iPhone or Android device.

The app holds a portfolio of your tamariki’s monthly learning stories and in-depth reports that are shared by your Educator and Visiting Teacher.

Everything added to Educa, like photos, videos, and stories, can be downloaded and printed. You can connect other whānau members to your Educa account, ensuring nobody misses out on important milestones or fun activities and learning opportunities your children experience!

Education Review Office (ERO)

The Dream Education Programme is licensed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. We pride ourselves in our commitment to providing a quality educational programme to your child. Feel free to have a look at our recent ERO reports here.

Te Whariki

Funded by the Ministry of Education, the programme weaves together the principles and strands of Te Whāriki. This creates a holistic, tamariki-centred local curriculum to suit your little ones. A monthly visit from one of our qualified and registered Visiting Teachers, and regular activities are just a couple of ways we make this happen.

The programme is designed to keep learning fun and engaging for children. It can be adapted to your whānau’s needs. Your home and local community are integral parts of your little one’s development.