About

Bright Futures, established in 1994 is passionate about providing families with affordable, quality, home based childcare and education for pre-school children.

We have three branches in Napier (head office), Hastings and Waipukurau with around 60 Educarers opening their homes to over 260 children across Hawke’s Bay.

Our team work to build responsive and respectful relationships with children we care for and their families/whānau; upholding the diverse values, languages and beliefs of our children’s cultures because we understand how important this is to a child’s identity and self esteem.

Our team of Educarers care for your child in their own home providing a nurturing and safe environment where children thrive. Bright Futures Educarers are supported by a team of qualified and registered Visiting Teachers and Napier Family Centre.

Bright Futures is a service under the umbrella of the Napier Family Centre – a local not for profit organisation committed to assisting families in our local community through household budgeting services, counselling, parenting programmes and our work with children and youth.

As a not for profit organisation we have a social services ethos:

Bright Futures is responsive to community needs and welcome feedback from whānau. All children should have access to quality early learning.

We keep our rates affordable and we do not charge extra for the 20 hours free ECE provided through Ministry of Education.

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    Growing resilient children for today. – Andrea Driver

    Mental health in New Zealand is a topical issue —some may even say we have an epidemic of mental illness. Many New Zealand families are coping with multiple and complex everyday stress. Stress on families means stress on children. In today’s world all children face......

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    Hip Hopping across Hawke’s Bay !

      There’s a group of children that every week, around 10:30 start to get excited about their Wednesday. Ok, every day has some excitement in it for young minds, but on Wednesdays, to be precise, the children are all under 5s, and they are about......

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    Fruits and Vegetables for little tummies

    By Debbie Winton How many times do we ask ourselves, “how can I get my children to eat better”? Over the years of caring for my own four children and 8 years as an Educarer looking after many others, I have seen many common objections......

“Bright Futures childcare and learning is a service of Napier Family Centre, an award winning not for profit social service agency. Any surpluses we make go right back in, to help provide a better service to our local communities.”