Prior to April 2016, 'Creators Awhi' went by the name of 'Footsteps’. We understand that you may have some questions about Footsteps changing to Creators Awhi. We trust these frequently asked questions (FAQs) will shed some light on this change.


Q: Does anything change for existing children enrolled under Footsteps?

A: No. We value continuity of relationships: therefore, children are still visited by the same person and at the same frequency.


Q: Does anything change for existing caregivers enrolled under Footsteps?

A: Yes, Creators Awhi has introduced an incentive voucher programme for caregivers. This allows us to subsidise caregivers 51c per hour for up to 30 hours of care. For one child enrolled full-time this equals $60 monthly! Ask us about this subsidy. Other than that, nothing changes for caregivers. The excellent support that Footsteps has provided caregivers will remain the same as Footsteps becomes Creators Awhi.


Q: Are there any changes to staff?

A: No. Everyone employed with Footsteps will remain employed with Creators Awhi.


Q: How will Creators Awhi be different to Footsteps?

A: Once again, the excellent support that Footsteps has prodded over the years will remain the same. However, there is a few ways Creators Awhi differs to Footsteps:

  • We are a not-for-profit organisation. This allows us to invest money back into the caregiver through our incentive voucher programme.
  • We have a strong focus on attachment theory. Our learning and behaviour experts know about the different attachment types, and we focus on helping children build secure attachments.
  • We are part of a nationwide Educational Trust. Creators Awhi is part of Creators Educational Trust, which also includes: home based care, early childhood centres, and parenting programmes.


Q: How do I refer or enrol a child?

A:It's easy! Just fill out the form on our refer or enrol webpages and we will be in touch.

Or simply phone 0800 CREATORS (0800 2732 8677) and provide the referral details.

We do the rest!

If you have any other questions, please call 0800 CREATORS (0800 2732 8677)