About Us

All about Nestlings In-Home Childcare

Nau Mai Haere Mai

We are a privately owned, high quality home based childcare and education service, who believes that education starts in the home. Our service is available to all families that choose to have their child’s learning journey provided in the safe and familiar surrounds of the home environment.

Our Beliefs

Nestlings believes in partnerships between children, Educators and families, the home care environment, low small ratios, that ensure a safe, nurturing, familiar environment to support children; our future leaders.

Our Aim

Providing childcare in a home away from home for your children aged 0-5, where they can grow, learn and develop in a safe, nurturing environment. Guided by the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, Nestlings is committed to nurturing respectful relationships between all ages.

Our Team

South & East Auckland Coordinator

My name is Stephanie Hawkins and I am Mum to my 2 children. I have a Diploma of Teaching ECE with Full Registration and First Aid Certificate. I have been working in Early Childhood for 25 years. My last teaching position was with Just Kidz Educare. During this time I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s leading teachers, developing the centre into a centre of innovation in Technology.

I decided to become a Coordinator in home based childcare after working part time as a Coordinator support for Nestlings. Although new to home-based care as a coordinator, I bring with me a strong understanding of curriculum and current theory and have worked as a home based educator during my children's early learning years.

 Contact details:  Mob 021 457790                                                                                                           


Manager and Auckland Wide Coordinator

My name is Kiryth Reddish and I am Mum to my son Cooper and daughter Holly. I have a Bachelor Of Education ECE with Full registration and first aid certificate. I have been working in Early Childhood for 25 years. My last teaching position was with the Auckland Kindergarten  Association. I have also had the opportunity to work manage and supervise early childhood day care centre’s for 15 years.  Prior to Childcare centre work and management I had the opportunity to work directly with special needs children at Mt Richmond special school and enjoyed working as a teacher overseas.

I decided to become a Coordinator in Home-Based Childcare after becoming a mum to little Holly, with the belief that she did not have the personality for day care. I looked around and discovered the advantages of home-based care. Although new to home based care I bring with me the knowledge of working in such a vast array of teaching environments. Information you can only get from working alongside some of the great teachers early childhood has to offer.

I look forward to sharing that knowledge with all Nestlings Educators and families.

 Contact details:  Kiryth Reddish  021 338 774       

 email: kiryth@nestlings.co.nz

Tauranga Coordinator

Introducing Karyn our new Coordinator for our Tauranga Bay of Plenty area. Ki ora I am a mum to a fabulous son and a past home based educator from Nestlings. I have a bachelor of education in ECE and full teacher registration. My strength for curriculum design and implementation and strong relationships with our educators has helped me fill the coordinator role quickly. I look forward to helping develop strong, healthy minds that are active leaders in their own learning journey. 

Contact Details: Karyn 021338976

email: karyn@nestlings.co.nz


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