Caring for someone

Caregiver stories

Just as every child is different, so too are our caregivers. There’s no ‘right’ way to care for tamariki. Caregivers come from all backgrounds, and ways of life. The rewards are great – just so long as you have aroha, patience and a desire to learn.

Eva's story

Eva is of Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent, and she's looked after her mokopuna for many years, saying “I stepped in as a caregiver because it just seemed like the most natural thing to do”.