Home Based Child Care

At AWA Home Based Childcare we believe children learn the best in a home environment. We believe that because of small ratios in our home based settings, children get the best quality early education and care that gives them the best foundation for lifelong learning.  Our aim is to provide children with a caring and positive environment that encourages individuality, cooperation, creativity, imagination, contribution and well being. Educators strive to foster an environment which allows every child to feel a sense of belonging which ensures a safe environment for every child. Our Visiting Teachers (registered Teachers) guide and support all Educators to access the New Zealand Curriculum and help them to develop an understanding of the Ministry of Education Requirements.

The team at Awa Home Based Childcare are privileged to be a part of every child’s precious early years and supporting their learning journey.

Visiting Teachers

All our visiting teachers are New Zealand registered Early Childhood teachers who support educators in providing quality home-based childcare and education for children  using “Te Whariki”, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. Every child has individual programmes to meet your child’s needs that reflect their physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs.


Awa playgroups run regular playgroups providing opportunities for children to play and learn with their peers, in a larger group environment.  Children have the opportunity to engage with stimulating resources, participate in singing, social skills, dancing, art and crafts, story time and socialising.

Educators regularly meet each other for playdates, beach days and picnics in the park.

Our approach

Our aim is to provide high quality Early Childhood Education and care for our young children. We achieve this by providing a quality educational programme to encourage the cultural, physical, intellectual, spiritual and social needs for each child. We aspire children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging to develop independence, self-esteem and social relationships, and the knowledge that they make is a valued contribution to society.