Types of Educators

Home Educator

A home educator works from their own home and is self employed, sub-contracted by Home2Grow Childcare Ltd. They register with IRD as self employed and are responsible for paying their own tax and ACC levies. They do this by filing a tax return at the end of the financial year (31st March). They can also claim expenses by keeping receipts or using the IRD Standard calculation which also makes allowances for property and administration costs.

Normal charge $5 – $10 /hr, per child.

Being self-employed as a home educator through Home2Grow Childcare Ltd gives the educators flexibility to determine the hours they want to work as we are licensed to provide care 24/7. They are able to take advantage of tax benefits, as about $3 an hour per child is non taxable. Home educators are provided with information and support regarding this during the enrolment process and as you need it during the financial year. They are also able to determine their own income as they are able to negotiate their own hourly rate.

Nanny Educator

A nanny educator works from the children’s home, or another home approved by the family that is not the educators. They are employed by the parents who are responsible for paying PAYE tax and ACC levies as well as holiday pay. However, we do offer a payroll service where we take care of this for parents at a fee of $5/week. Nanny educators normally only care for the children from one family however they may do nanny share where they care for another child in this home also.

Fees must meet minimum wage of $15.75/hr and normally range from $16 – $25/hr (this is not per child). This could be reduced if using a nanny share situation.

Live in Educator

Live in Educators work from the children’s home and receive accommodation, food and other living expenses as part of their income. While they live in the home of the children they are still given set hours that they are responsible for their care and are otherwise entitled to do what they like in their spare time. They are employed by the parents who are responsible for paying PAYE tax and ACC levies as well as holiday pay. However, we do offer a payroll service where we take care of this for parents at a fee of $5 a week. Live in educators normally only care for the children from one family. Most live in educators are from overseas and must be in New Zealand on a work visa.