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Home-based care for children of essential workers

Creators@Home is proud to support people working in essential services during the Level 4 lockdown period by offering free home-based care for the children of essential workers.

Fully-funded childcare is available to essential workers during this period, if you can’t make other arrangements.

You can feel confident that our trained, experienced Creators@Home educarers will provide a safe, nurturing environment for your precious tamariki. 

Our organisation has been operating since 2012 and, as one of the largest home-based childcare providers across New Zealand, we are perfectly positioned to help your family and care for your children during this lockdown period.

Our educarers:

  • Have been Police vetted 

  • Are experienced in working with children from birth to six, and are able to care for children across the age spectrum aged 0 to 14 years old

We are only offering educarers who were on our books prior to Wednesday March 25, 2020, when lockdown began. Which means we know them, and you can trust them.

  • Our educarers are experienced in the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which is child-centred, holistic and nurturing. You can feel confident in the love and care they will receive during this difficult time as you work for New Zealand.

  • We have health and safety guidelines in place to ensure our educators manage hygiene to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

  • We are also working with neuroscience trainer Kathryn Berkett from Engage Training to provide educarers and families with tips and advice to manage stress and anxiety. 

Our wonderful educarers can care for your children in your home or, where agreed by educarer and your family, in the educarer’s home.

  • In this instance, Creators@Home can confirm it has previously assessed the educarers’ home as meeting health and safety licensing requirements and has Police vetted any adults in the house in accordance with Sections 319FB-FD of the Education Act 1989

  • We are flexible and can work with you, to meet your needs as an essential worker. 

Educarers will work solely for one family as part of their self-isolation bubble. All COVID-19 Public Health rules from the Ministry of Health will be complied with, along with guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Funding is only available for the duration of the four-week Level Four lockdown period at this stage, for the children (aged 0 to 14) of essential workers.

If you are an essential worker requiring childcare or have any questions about this, please call us on 0800 CREATORS (0800 273 2867) or email us at info@creators.org.nz

 

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