Creators@Home is a nationwide, not-for-profit early childhood education provider with three early learning centres based in Hamilton and a homebased childcare network operating throughout New Zealand. Creators also runs the Creators Awhi Programme, a homebased early learning education programme for children who have experienced trauma. There are currently 1300 children enrolled across all of Creators’s early childhood education programmes, including Awhi.
Creators employs 100 FTE staff across its divisions, including 50 visiting teachers who support around 220 private homebased educators around New Zealand.
Our mission and philosophy
We believe the first five years of a child’s development are the most crucial for the best start in life. Research has shown that secure, trusting relationships are a significant protective factor in a child’s life and a strong predictor of success and resilience in the future.
Our homebased early learning philosophy is based on the Reggio Emelia approach, an educational pedagogy that promotes child-centred, self-directed experiential learning in loving and nurturing environments.
Under the Reggio Emelia approach, we tailor our educational programmes to provide quality care and education for our children. Each child receives a unique homebased programme that reflects their individual needs, voice and environment. With a focus on fostering strong relationships, we provide valuable support and practical tools, learning resources and advice for ongoing interactive learning within the home.