Ownership: This service is a privately operated business e.g. it is owned by a sole trader, partnership, company or private trust
Ages of children: From infants to 5 or 6yrs
Male & Female Teachers Available: Unfortunately for children teachers of only one gender are known to be employed and present during the hours the service is opened (or at home-based agencies there are not male and female visiting teachers). If you find there are now male and female teachers please let My ECE know to update this information
A specialist early intervention service?: No this is a mainstream service
Education Review Office report: The last report was in 2016 and it was most positive
Ministry of Education Licence ID number: 45853, 46693, 46034, 45761, 45493, 46215, 46631, 46244, 47068
Qualified teaching staff: Home educators and carers are not recognised for a practising certificate as teachers by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. But educators may hold a recognised qualification - you will need to personally ask your child's home educator
Formerly known as Dream Au Pair.
This is a nation-wide service placing foreign au-pairs in homes for working holidays and providing families with childcare and home-help.
My ECE Rating of this Service:
Two-Star Rating (2 out of 5 stars)
Service Size: The service operates on a small and personal scale for children and families. It is what we call a 'boutique' early childhood service.
Education Review Office report: The latest ERO report for this service was a positive one (or ERO has yet to make a report available on this service).
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Parents rating of service: Insufficient positive reviews from parents / caregivers
Has worked amazing for us, as a family with two kids (aged 3 & 5). We had an awesome selection of au pairs to choose from and definitely got a winner. Dream Au Pair provided an excellent orientation, organises regular catch ups and social events. Were very responsive to fixing an issue we had early on (outside of their control).
On 5 Mar 2015, Rebecca Emery wrote:
Works extremely well for me . They train the au pairs to be knowledgeable about the children and to strive to learn good child learning techniques on the job