• About Us

    Village Kids is a home based early childhood service located in the sunny Nelson Tasman region offering you flexible and subsidised childcare. We value kindness, the importance of collaboration and believe in putting family first.

    We provide a service, where our Educators empower your child in a warm, welcoming and loving home environment.

    Kirstie Van Houtte

    Owner and Visiting Teacher

    My passion lies in creating an environment that values the importance of family, enhancing parent partnerships, and collaborating with children, families and educators to achieve success for all.

    Lizzie Van de Schootbrugge

    Visiting Teacher

    I am passionate about working with children and think that home-based care is a really vital part of early childhood care and education - due to its low ratios, flexibility and affordability.

    Kathryn Donald

    Visiting Teacher

    I enjoy working in partnership with Educators and whanau to support an environment that is safe and fun and based on respect and relationships.

  • Child Care Services

    Why Choose Us?

    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.



  • Contact Us

    For more information about child care in your area or becoming a Village Kids Educator please call Kirstie on 021 130 9980, or fill out an enquiry form below and we will be in touch shortly.


    Enquiry about childcare


    Find out about joining our team

  • Our Educators

    Please click on an educators name to view their full profile

  • Become an Educator

    Village Kids offer you all the support needed to provide top quality home based child care

    • You will be fully supported through our visiting qualified ECE teachers.
    • Professional Development - Village Kids will provide opportunities for Educators to continue to learn and develop in their role.  We encourage ALL our Educators to up skill and provide ongoing professional development.
    • Resource / Toy Library - Village Kids has a resource library which all Educators are welcome to utilize including outdoor toys, puzzles, books.  
    • Sleeping – cot's and linen can be provided if required.
    • Referrals and Advertising – Village Kids will actively assist you to connect with families.

    In addition to this Village Kids will cover the cost of

    • First Aid Certificates and renewals
    • Membership to New Zealand Home Based Carers Association
    • Level 4 ECE Qualification
    • Excursions and activities such as gym ,playgroup, Natureland, trains
    • Advertising – Facebook, mailer flyers
    • Branded clothing
    • Toy Library – cost of joining your local library

  • Links & Resources

    Some useful links and resources

    ERO Report

    Free Online Te Reo Courses

    Childcare Subsidy Application Form

    Childcare Change of Circumstances Form

    Learn NZ Sign Language