Work for Us

Wild Things carefully select their  educators and nannies . It’s important that all our educators and nannies have a genuine passion and interest in working with children and families, and are able to provide education and care in a calm and safe learning environment.  

Our  educators and nannies all have experience with young children, and have some early childhood qualifications, while others are working towards gaining their Open Polytechnic  level 4 Early Childhood Certificate.


Educators are required to:

  • Complete the application process which includes a police clearance and references and an interview
  • Complete the Wild Things induction 
  • Commence  training through the Open Polytechnic – costs covered by Wild things
  • Hold a current first aid certificate - costs covered by Wild things
  • Be involved in ongoing professional development
  • Meet all Wild things health and safety requirements and policies and procedures as per the Ministry of Education ECE Legislation.
  • Be able to provide an educational programme and document children’s learning with support from your visiting teacher.
  • Become a member of the NZ Home based early Childhood Education Association


Wild Things will support you by:

  • Support from your visiting teacher through regular contact and visits
  • Educational support and training
  • Readiness for School programme
  • Educational resources
  • Networking with other educators and nannies
  • Nursery equipment to loan for the first 6 months
  • Regular playgroups and excursions and events for children and educators
  • Full administration service with all reimbursement payments are administered by Wild Things.
  • Annual Quality Education Allowance
  • Providing regular professional development opportunities

If you think you might fit our criteria and are are interested in becoming a Wild Things educator, we’d love to hear from you.  Please send us an email telling us a bit about yourself.  We’d like to know what kind of experience you have with children, and what appeals to you about becoming an educator?  And what experiences and activities you would be able to provide for children in your care?