Are you considering becoming a home-based educarer?  

We have an exciting opportunity for you to come and join the My Treehut family as a Stepping Stones Educarer!

As a Stepping Stones Educarer you will be joining a small, local and personal team of dedicated educarers who are committed to providing quality education and home-based care based on the My Treehut Stepping Stones philosophy.

Does this sound like you?

Join our team!

Work from home

Set your hours to suit your family and lifestyle

Earn a competitive rate

Benefit from lower tax rates

At Stepping Stones we will:

Supply all equipment and resources (car seats, high chairs, porta cots, craft supplies, play kit)

Handle all enrolments and childcare fees

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

Organise weekly playgroups & team time

Trust you as a professional

As a Stepping Stones Educarer we expect that you will:

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

Attend weekly Stepping Stones playgroup/team time

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

Feel welcome at My Treehut anytime

Contribute to our growing team

At Stepping Stones you will be supported by:

Being mentored by our experienced and trained early childhood teacher

Enjoying the availability of a local mentor who is available anytime you need

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

Having access to the resources, teachers and environment at My Treehut

You will need:

Current first aid certificate 

An Interview

Police checks for you and your husband/partner

House safety check

A love of children!


Here is a bit more of an insight from our Founder and one of our Educares.

So if you love children and have a passion for helping children grow, learn & create then please contact us: or call 0800 783 774

Apply now