What to expect from CareforKids.co.nz

Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2019
Last updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019

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About four weeks ago CareforKids.co.nz launched, with the simple mission of helping early childhood education and care providers fill vacancies, manage waitlists and promote their services easily and more effectively.

In essence, we bridge the gap between high quality early childhood education and care providers and families looking for care through a range of streamlined solutions that deliver real results really quickly.

For more than 15 years we've been helping Australian early childhood providers and we're excited to be able to extend the same support and benefits to the early childhood sector here in NZ. Since our arrival we have been working hard to build New Zealand's most comprehensive, responsive and up-to-date child care resource and are delighted with the response.

Many early childhood services have contacted us over the last few weeks to learn more about who we are, what we do and how we can help, so we thought it might be useful to summarise the benefits of partnering with CareforKids.co.nz.

We'll help you reach more families

CareforKids.co.nz is a one-stop-shop for child care and hundreds of parents visit us every day to research their options and find early childhood services near them.

We have something for every service

We offer a range of services to fit providers of every shape and size, including our Basic Plan, a free community service which ensures all early childhood services can list with us.

We can help you fill vacancies

Our lead referral service Child Care Connect, can help you boost occupancy rates on a pay-per-use service by connecting you with families actively looking for care in your area right now. If you prefer not to receive these alerts just let us know by contacting support@careforkids.co.nz.

We've got waitlisting sorted

Our sophisticated waitlisting tool is available to all services for free and for services which already have an online waitlisting tool, we've added the link to your CareforKids.co.nz profile page.

We can help you build on your reputation

Our rating and reviews make it easy to invite parents to review your service and build your reputation as a great place for early education and care. You can invite parents to rate and review your service via your login or contact our support team support@careforkids.co.nz and they will send you a link that you can distribute to the families that attend your service.

Set up made easy

We work with more than 23,000 early childhood providers in Australia and are confident we can support you too. If you want help with your set up or would like advice on how our services can be tailored to work with your system and processes just let us know.

We can promote your vacancies

Parents love up-to-date fee and vacancy information and we can help you update these details quickly and easily, simply send your updates to support@careforkids.co.nz or login and update them via your profile page.

We are building a community for the early childhood sector

We want to hear from you whether it's good, bad or something in between. CareforKids.co.nz is here to support the early childhood sector and we are keen to hear your feedback, email support@careforkids.co.nz at any time and tell us your thoughts.

So, what's the catch I hear you ask… well with CareforKids.co.nz there is no catch. Here's how we work:

  1. Join CareforKids.co.nz and create a profile for your child care service
  2. Choose the best plan for your service from Free, Enterprise or Premium
  3. Upload logo, photos, videos and social links (Premium and Enterprise plans only)
  4. Provide your current vacancy and fee information to fill spots more quickly
  5. We will connect you with families who need care now by sending through enquiries, waitlist applications, tour requests and leads
  6. Boost your search rankings by regularly updating the vacancy and fee information on your profile

It really is that easy, and we are always here to help, so if you have any questions or need assistance setting up your profile, then just email support@careforkids.co.nz and one of our staff will be happy to help.

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