Caring for someone

Caregiver stories

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

Lesieli's story


Lesieli is a caregiver with a lot of love to give. She shares her family and culture with the children she looks after and enjoys helping them try new things. Lesieli sees real changes in the children's behaviour as they experience love and warmth in her family home. 

"Just because you were put into care, doesn't mean that you can’t have a brighter future."

"The journey may be a little bit harder, but it doesn't mean that you can't get there."

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