Join our Stepping Stones Educarer Team

Do you have a passion for helping children grow, learn, and create? Then we’d love to have you as part of our team!

As a Stepping Stones educarer you will be joining a small, supportive team of dedicated people. We’re all committed to providing quality education and homebased care with a strong philosophy of respectful care and a culture of kindness.

The educarers all meet up for weekly playgroups and music group. We organise regular ‘whole team’ excursions too. The carers all stay in touch with each other and organise play dates.

Our coordinator meets all new children and their families before she brings them to meet you.Children are placed with educarers based on the best fit for the child, their whānau and you, the educarer.

No qualifications are needed, just a love for children, a suitable home environment, and a few other simple checks which we’ll go through with you. You’ll also be supported and mentored by our early childhood teacher who checks in with you regularly.

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Join Our Team

Work from home

Set your hours to suit your family and lifestyle

Earn a competitive rate

Benefit from lower tax rates

What It Takes To be An Educarer

Offer a loving in-home learning environment

Prepare and provide healthy and delicious meals with and for the children

Provide a play-based learning environment for children in your care

Value the outdoors as a place of play and learning for children

Respond to children in an appropriate manner and have a positive approach to behaviour guidance

Build positive relationships with whanau

Attend termly educarer professional development evenings

Attend weekly Stepping Stones playgroup/team time

Stepping Stones Support

Fortnightly mentoring visits to support and guide you in your role as an educarer

Joining a team of other like-minded educarers

Participating in termly Professional Development evenings

Being offered professional development opportunities

Having access to an Educarer professional library

Being provided equipment and resources at no charge

Organise regular ‘whole team’ excursions at no cost to educarers or parents

You will need

Current First aid certificate

An interview

Police checks for you and your husband/partner

House safety check

A love of children