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Get an ECE teacher, meet the ratio and relax.

Are there ever days when you’re desperately searching for a relief teacher? Well, that’s where we come in!

Here at Utopia, we take pride in becoming your alternative platform tailored to meet your necessary demands – stepping into action to provide you with the support you need.

We are your alternative platform

Work on demand

Utopia is your backup plan. We provide extra support and assistance in situations where your staff is unavailable.

Affordable rate

We offer great rates in the competitive market.

No placement fees

If you wish to offer one of our relievers a Full-time position, you do not have to pay Utopia any hidden placement fees.

We want the best for you, it’s a win-win solution!

Support that you can count on

What sets us apart from other staffing services?

Our mission is to make your experience finding staff – simple, quick, and efficient.

We like to take a personal approach to help remove any pressures that your management may face.

As you might know, the majority of reliever agencies require users to be in binding contracts with them – which can make it difficult for you in certain situations when you need to get help fast but are restricted to one agency’s process because of a contractual agreement.

That’s where Utopia Education jumps in to help!

Our main concern is you, which is why Utopia is a FREE on-demand platform – we do not have any binding contracts that restrict any of our centres. Instead, our mission is to get you the help that you need and solve your staffing issues ASAP! 

So, if you happen to be looking for new talent, an agency, or a consultant, look no further! We’ve got everything to solve your staffing issues.

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U R Free

We also offer our platform to centres who may be in need of a permanent staff member.  You can post your job and details for this job on our website, FREE of charge. We offer this to all centres who are signed up with Utopia Education. 


U Mat Time

We combine ideas and update them weekly for all our centres and teachers to see and enjoy.

We are also more than happy to receive any U Mat Time ideas you may want to share with us. Or if there is a certain topic you would like to learn more about, let us know and we will do our best to cater to you and your request. Team work, makes the dream work!


Webinar & PD Courses

This extended service is to make sure our users will have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals and business goals.

Expand your knowledge and keep up with what's happening in the world of ECE as well as industry trends.


Lillah, Centre Manager

 Kidzone Public Servants Childcare Centre Wellington

Good service and the App is easy to use.

U Mat time resources are useful as it sparked ideas and linked to children’s interests.

Nicole, Centre Manager

Tiny Tuis Early Childcare Centre

The service is good. The relief  teachers are amazing. They are helpful and supportive.

  • Why centres need to sign up?
    We need to create your profile and verify your license information. You have the chance to access to all our clients’ returns.
  • How much does it cost to register?
    Nothing. It’s free.
  • How do I book an ECE reliever?
    Download Utopia Education App. Sign up as a centre. Fill in "Create A Job" form and click "Submit". We will connect you with the ECE support teacher.
  • What is the hourly rate for relief teachers?
    Unqualified Relievers is NZD 32.00 + GST. Qualified and Registered Relievers (Primary or Early Childhood) is NZD 49.00 + GST.
  • What is 14-Days Advance Booking?
    With any jobs that are created through 14-Days Advance Booking portal in Utopia app, a 5% discount is taken off your booking fee. 
  • What time periods can be booked?
    Utopia is available 24/7/ Whenever you need us, simply create a job through our App and we will match you up with a reliever.
  • Do I have to pay a placement fee if I want to offer a reliever a permanent position?
    Definitely not, you do not have to pay any placement fee at all. Furthermore, with our current promotion of 10% off job bookings until the end of March 2023, and our 5% off 14-Days Advance Booking, you can have approximately 200 qualified hours or 295 unqualified hours of booking! Instead of paying 8K placement fee, you could use this discount to trial our teachers to find the perfect fit for your centre if needed.
  • How much notification I need to give if I were to cancel or amend the booking?
    Any cancellations of a confirmed job booking must be made with no less than 24 hours notice from the start of the confirmed job booking. Confirmed job booking cannot be cancelled within 24 hours. If you cancel less than 24 hours with, you will be charged 30% of the full amount of your booking hours. You will not be charged a cancellation fee if no Candidate has confirmed your jobs yet.
  • When do I get invoiced after booking a reliever?
    Invoice go out daily with payment due 5 working days from receipt of invoice.
  • Are relief teachers vetted?
    Yes, they are vetted via a work reference and police check before they can apply for jobs. They meet safety checking and vulnerable children requirements.
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