Become an Educator

At Wild Things, we offer the resources and support you need to work from home as a self-employed Home-Based Educator / Kaiako. With paid-for training opportunities, this is your chance to start a new career that helps you to make a difference to the lives of the children you will provide an education and care for.

Become an educator / Kaiako with Wild Things and be supported in a career where you can inspire today’s learners, and lay the foundations for tomorrow.

As a Wild Things education, you can...

  • Work from home and choose your own hours.
  • Earn good income working as a self-employed contractor.
  • Build your career as you work.
  • Design your own early childhood programme based on the NZ Early Learning Curriculum, Te Whāriki, with mentoring and support from qualified visiting teachers.
  • Have access to quality education resources.

Home-based early learning offers many benefits, including:

  • A nurturing learning environment that supports a child in their lifelong learning journey.
  • A learning environment with a low child to adult ratio.
  • A strong focus on play-based and child-led learning within the home and community.
  • Encouraging social confidence within small and large group experiences.
  • Providing inspiring and creative learning experiences for young children.

What Wild Things can offer you...

  • A start-up allowance to get you established with providing a home-based early learning programme for young children.
  • Annual Quality Education Allowance.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Wild Things covers the cost of ongoing first Aid Training.
  • Undertake free training and gain the Open Polytechnic’s Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4).
  • Wild Things provides you with a fully managed administration service.
  • Wrap around support and guidance from a qualified Visiting Teacher.


Spend your days engaged in learning and having fun alongside young children, with opportunities to join playgroups, active movement programmes and professional development support. No two days are the same, but they are always rewarding. If you are interested in starting a career in early learning education get in touch with Wild Things today.