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Tracey Chatterton

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes Working Mums Make

It can be daunting returning to the workplace after maternity leave. You now have to balance your work expectations with the responsibility of raising a child. Read More

Building my career around my children

Tears welled up in Grace Drollèt’s eyes as she watched her son take his first steps. Read More

Why play matters more than ABCs and 123s

There is no evidence that learning to read younger has any advantage, in fact, creative play uses much more of the brain than teacher-led learning. Read More

Home-based care is the alternative to “Dangerous Daycares”

Early childcare teachers have spoken out in RNZ’s article claiming that some centres are deliberately cutting corners and operating with fewer teachers than legally required, putting children’s safety at risk. Read More

Mindfulness: Finding calm and connection in the digital age

What is mindfulness? There are a ton of definitions out there but for pure ‘get-ability’ and simplicity, Jon Kabat-Zinn, the man credited with bringing mindfulness to the western world says... Read More

Searching for NZ's most mum-friendly workplace

PORSE In-home Childcare want to find the country’s top businesses to work for – as a mum. Read More

Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Arden

Ngā mihi nui me te aroha nui, congratulations on your expanding family! Read More

Authentic relationships

Natural Childcare comes from one-one-one, responsive relationships that provide children with consistency and a go-to person. Read More

Growing little minds at home provides the best start

Child Forum’s survey of early childhood educators working in centres and subsequent New Zealand Herald article, Childcare workers speak out again factory farming of children, has provided food for thought... Read More