Our Team

Our team at Kids at Home is a dedicated team of individuals who have been chosen for their commitment to provide quality, educational in-home childcare.  Kids at Home's management team consists of qualified Early childhood professionals, many of whom have worked together for years. We are proud of our positive workplace culture which can be felt as soon as you walk through our office doors!

Operations Manager 

Jacqui Haywood

I have worked for Kids at Home since 2008 and thrive on the close personable relationships established within the home-based sector, and the unique opportunities presented to children. Prior to Kids at Home I  spent many years working in a range of Tauranga Childcare centres both Teaching and Managing. Before completing my Diploma in Early Childhood I had the opportunity to work as a Nanny in London, working for a range of families which was an invaluable experience. 

Kids at Home prides itself on relationships, the heart of our service is the wonderful people within it. Growing capability and supporting people to reach their full potential. My passion in business is nurturing positive team environments, accommodating individuality and diversity. It is my mission to ensure all people feel valued within the Kids at Home family. I truly believe forming positive relationships is the key to success.

The team here look forward to having a wonderful relationship with you, your family and accommodating your needs as best we can.

Professional services manager

Jo Crosby

Jo CrosbyOur Professional Services Manager Jo offers support and guidance to strengthen curriculum across our service. The role of PSM ensures accountability for teaching standards, curriculum delivery and promotes effective leadership, to achieve defined objectives, goals and behaviours for professional success. 

Visiting Teachers

Our passionate team of Visiting Teachers support networks of home-based Educators and Nannies within their role. Visits are scheduled for once a month to the Educators home however contact is maintained at least once a fortnight. Our Visiting Teachers are available for families to contact at any time for a chat. 

A Visiting Teachers role involves professional development; running workshops and assisting with any further study an individual may choose to undertake.  Planning; working alongside Educators with programme planning following the Te Whariki curriculum, as well as hosting regular playgroups and events. 

Finally our Visiting Teachers play a part in the development of relationships between Educators and Families. Kids at Home values relationships with Visiting Teachers, Educators and Families, all built and strengthened by mutual trust and respect. 

Administration Team

Kids at Home Admin team are friendly, professional and are there to assist you with any administration or account information you may require. The admin team work alongside your Educator, Visiting Teachers and Network Manager.

'Hi Kristan (VT), A big thank you for all the support you gave me while I was looking at different options for my son’s care last year. You suggested a few different women whom I met with, and Tanya happened to suit me perfectly. I really appreciated you getting in touch and encouraging me to meet with the carers as often as I needed to feel comfortable. You asked great questions and helped me feel comfortable with the idea of leaving my son in someone else’s care.' - Katherine | Parent 

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