What we do

Keep kids safe and centres compliant – with minimal fuss.

SafetyNest has been designed specifically for Early Childcare Centres in NZ. Through our up-to-date Health & Safety tools you can more efficiently and accurately help manage events, hazards, observations, checklists and other aspects to help make sure your tamariki and staff are safe, and the folks at the Ministry of Education are happy.

SafetyNest offers a range of benefits, from ensuring all Health & Safety documentation is correctly filled out to completing investigations quickly and efficiently, with comprehensive reporting providing consistency and transparency. The system also keeps your records safe and secure.

We can help you unlock potential savings by reducing demand on administration resources and by storing a wide range of accurate data so that you have it at your fingertips to access and report from.

Our HR tools will also enable you to have better access to staff files, more easily track and record movement between centres and record and report on anything people-related.

We wanted to keep kids safe

SafetyNest is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, Emma and Mark Black.

Our interest is in helping you have more time to dedicate to your children and improve your centre’s safety, ensuring teaching and administration tasks are easier in the process.

Our two children started preschool in Queenstown as babies and turned out to be a little accident prone!  After filling out accident forms on a regular basis and seeing how much time and effort was going into the paperwork, we figured there had to be a better way.  So we combined our skillsets in software development, Health & Safety and HR and, alongside other industry experts, developed SafetyNest with the aim of providing benefits to both ECEs and parents. SafetyNest helps to keep kids safe.

We launched SafetyNest in 2017 and since then has gone from strength to strength. 

According to our clients, it has significantly reduced their administrative time and made better use of their resources. They tell us that the automated tools are simple to use and provide transparency, data for decision-making and improvements, and peace of mind knowing that all boxes are ticked. They also feel good about using a more environmentally sustainable paperless system and being able to do more play-based learning outside the classroom which are two things we’re really passionate about.  

Emma Black - Director

HR/H&S Consultant

Emma has 20 years experience in all things HR and Health and Safety. 

She also runs our customer services team. 

Mark Black - Director

Technical Lead 

(aka; tech geek, problem solver, software builder extraordinaire)


Mark has extensive experience in software development across a number of industries and has a real passion for all things IT. 

Rebekah Vincent

H&S Consultant

Rebekah can help with pretty much everything Health, Safety and Wellbeing. 

In a nutshell she will assist you to implement and maintain compliant H&S Systems which are specific to you, help you to identify all of your risks and come up with controls to manage them, as well as making sure you have the right processes and policies in place that aren’t sitting in a bottom drawer attracting dust. 

She basically takes out all the guess work, uncertainty and stress to make sure that you feel in complete control of H&S within your organisation, so that not only do you feel less exposed but that you can go home at the end of the day knowing that you have done everything practicable to keep everyone at your centre safe.

Our Why

Our Mission

SafetyNest is committed to educating and improving Health & Safety for ECE Centres across New Zealand by providing cutting edge software, education and consultancy services.

Our interest is in helping you have more time to dedicate to your children, improve your centre's safety and make teaching and administration tasks easier in the process.

Our Core Values

Simplicity, Compliance, Security, Support.

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