I’m interested in getting a nanny/educator, what do I do?
To get the ball rolling you can either complete the online form to give us an idea of what you are looking for and one of our team will then be in touch to discuss further. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 04 380 0002 to have a chat and so we can answer your initial questions.
Once we know a little more about your family and what you are looking for in a nanny/educator, we will email you profiles of potential good matches for your family that you may wish to interview. We are there to guide you and to answer any questions you may have at any step along the way.
What vetting processes do you undertake?
We take the safety of children seriously and have implemented a worker safety checklist that each candidate needs to meet before they can be accepted as a nanny or educator with Thrive to Five. This includes verification of identity, detailed work history, an in person interview with our owner/founder, referee checks, qualification checks, police vetting check, then a total risk assessment signed off by our management team which is reassessed every three years.
Does Thrive to Five charge placement fees?
If you are enrolled in our home education programme, then no. As a licensed service provider, Thrive to Five receives funding for our service from the Ministry of Education meaning we are able to not charge placement fees, the hourly rate agreed with your nanny/educator is what they receive.
How do I pay my nanny/educator?
Thrive to Five can invoice families each fortnight on behalf of their nanny/educator or families can pay their nanny/educator directly. We provide an intermediary payroll system for our families to use free of charge if they wish to so you don’t have to worry about calculating kiwisaver, acc, annual leave and sick leave requirements (if employing a nanny).
Do you list job vacancies or available nannies/educators on your website?
We wish to uphold the privacy of our families and nannies/educators, therefore we do not publish information that could identify them on our website.
How much does it cost?
Rates do vary depending on the level of experience and qualifications of each nanny and educator although you can expect to pay between $20 – $25 per hour for a nanny and $9 – $10 per hour for an in home educator.
Are subsidies available?
Yes! As a Ministry of Education licensed service provider, Thrive to Five can offer 20 hours ECE, WINZ, ELP and Multiple Birth subsidies.
Why should I choose Thrive to Five?
We are a relatively new service provider having gained our MoE licence in August 2020 so our structure and systems have been vetted against the most up to date government regulations.
We are a small and local business – so that we can ensure every child is cared for and nurtured in the way that they need – not in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach common to larger childcare business models.
Founded and run by a NZ qualified and registered ECE teacher who understands child development and the importance of the early years.
We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and reviewed by The Education Review Office so you can rest assured that we are accountable for maintaining our high quality programme.
I’m interested in becoming a Thrive to Five educator/nanny, what do I do?
Please get in touch! You can complete the form here and we will get back to you or else you can call us on 04 380 0002 to have an initial chat.