Who makes a great Play and Learn Home Based Care educator?


  • Educators who are passionate about children learning in the outdoors

  • Educators who are patient, observant and flexible

  • Educators who understand the value of giving children time, space and opportunities

  • Educators who are interested in keeping up with current trends and research in both education and outdoor learning

  • People who want to have their working hours tailored to their own needs 


What we offer



  • Membership to the New Zealand Homebased Childcare Association

  • Support from a qualified, registered teacher who will organise playgroups, assist with planning, risk assessments, documentation, visits at least monthly

  • Resource library - books, puzzles, outdoor equipment, art resources, music

  • Ongoing professional development - including qualifications in Home Based Childcare, First Aid (compulsory) and Nature Education training 

  • Nature Playgroups

  • Access to a members only facebook group to support educators and  to share ideas 

  • Payroll service 

  • A starting pay rate that reflects the extra time, effort and dedicated needed for this service




For further information contact us at  home@playandlearn.net.nz