Erin Maloney - President


Erin Maloney is the President of the New Zealand Home Base Association and Managing Director of Tiny Nation, a new home-based early learning service founded in 2019. Tiny Nation is licenced in Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington, Southland and Otago. Erin is a strong advocate for professionalising home-based services through workforce development and sector partnerships that support high quality outcomes for tamariki.

Having spent 15 years’ in education management and delivery in early childhood, secondary and tertiary sectors, Erin is passionate about using current theory and research to be innovative and create new ways of learning and leading. 

Her key areas of experience are in governance and management, leadership and culture, curriculum design and delivery, advocacy and representation, strategic planning, policy, communication, professional learning and development, quality management systems and internal review processes.

Erin has a qualification major in communication, with human resource and pastoral care aspects of organisational culture and engagement a key area of focus.  She’s served on the board of early childhood education and care services and Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ). She has also represented the home-based sector in a Governance Group for NZQA and worked at Senior Leadership Team and Board level for several national organisations.

Her most important job is being mum to Jack (7) and Gus (5). Her own experience as a working mum is the driving force behind why Erin is so invested in the future of early childhood education and supporting the best possible growing conditions for our babies. Through this, she’s drawn to collaborate with other early learning experts and organisations that champion a powerful vision for positive social change.


He pai te tirohanga ki ngā mahara mō ngā rā pahemo engari ka puta te māramatanga i runga i te titiro whakamua.

It’s fine to have recollections of the past, but wisdom comes from being able to prepare opportunities for the future.


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