• Villa​ge Kids

    It takes a village to raise a child

  • What We Do

    Village Kids is a licensed home based early childhood service located in the sunny Nelson Tasman region offering you flexible and subsidised childcare. We provide a service, where our Educators empower your child in a warm, welcoming and loving home environment.

    Why Choose Us?

    We value kindness and the importance of collaboration. We put family first.

    We are passionate about coordinating quality home based early childhood education and care for your child either in your own home with a nanny or in the home of an approved Educator.


    We offer subsidies for all families to make home based care an affordable option.


    We believe it takes a village to raise a child therefore other family members or family friends can apply to become an educator with us.


    We love getting out and about in the community with regular excursions and playgroups. Regular visits from our qualified coordinators support both children and Educators in reaching their full potential.




    As a Village Kids Educator you will enjoy the following benefits;


    You will be fully supported in your role as an Educator through our visiting qualified ECE teachers.


    Professional Development - We encourage ALL our Educators to up skill to a Level 4 ECE certificate. Village Kids will provide opportunities for Educators to continue to learn and develop in their role.

    Low Ratios of Care - maximum of four children under one educator (no more than two children under 2)


    Flexibility - you can work during your chosen hours with as many children as suitable to you, with a maximum of four in a group at any given point in time.


    Outings / Playgroup - Village Kids encourages our educators to attend our regular playgroups and outings.


    Resource / Toy Library - Village Kids has a resource library which all Educators are welcome to utilize including outdoor toys, puzzles, books. We will also cover the cost of joining a local Toy Library.


    Referrals – Village Kids will actively assist you to connect with families.


    Our Licensing

    Approved by the Ministry of Education, Village Kids Limited upholds the Licensing Criteria for Home-Based Education and Care Services (2008) and the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008


    Village Kids is open Monday to Sunday 6am-9pm with flexible hours available.

  • Our Educators

    Click on a photo to see more details about our wonderful educators

  • About us

    Vision Statement

    We believe that is takes a village to raise a child.

    We value strong relationships and aim to provide a home away from home environment for all children.

    We value the unique place of Maori as tangata whenua. We embrace cultural diversity through languages, resources and relationships.

    We provide flexible childcare options.



    We acknowledge New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage as evident in te tiriti o Waitangi.

    We provide loving environments focused on safety, stability and trust.

    Our tamariki are supported to grow, develop and learn; form relationships with each other and with with others in their learning community; will gain independence by given the opportunity to develop self-care and decision making skills and learn to persist with difficulty.

    We value tuakana teina relationships where children of all ages learn from each other.

    We have a passion for continual learning and growth



  • Contact us

    Please contact Village Kids, phone 021 1309 980, or email kirstie@villagekidsnz.co.nz.


    Phone 021 1309980