Become an Educarer

Become an Educarer and enjoy developing the minds and hearts of young children.

Bright Futures for 0-5 year olds follows Ministry of Education regulations as well as incorporating best practices for home based care and learning.

Click here to see just a few of the reasons our Educarers love being with Bright Futures.

With Bright Futures you can:

  • Enjoy an attractive self-employment opportunity to earn while you work from home
  • Receive subsidised training for a Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Be part of a team offering excellent support through Visiting Teachers and administration (we look after the financial administration for you too)
  • Choose the days and hours you work
  • Enjoy FREE access to car seats, nursery equipment and high chairs, uniforms, educational resources and consumable play equipment
  • Enjoy ‘Bright Days’ – partial reimbursement for up to 10 holiday days (conditions apply)

By choosing Bright Futures you will receive excellent ongoing support:

  • Weekly play groups
  • Regular music sessions
  • Regular organised excursions to places like playgrounds, animal farms and aquariums
  • Guaranteed payment for the hours you work. This means we invoice parents and manage those payments or any debt incurred
  • You are paid to attend four Bright Futures hosted or endorsed workshops per year
  • You will be part of an organisation that works for the well-being of the community. Bright Futures is a service of Napier Family Centre, an award winning, not for profit community organisation

We hope you will join our team and enjoy a great career with us.

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“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.”