What is Natural Childcare?

Science has found that during the first 1,000 days of life, nurturing and loving relationships trigger positive connections in children’s brains. These connections lay the foundations for social skills, resilience and the ability to regulate emotions, and these positive pathways can only be developed through familiar relationships and environments.

Naturally, the environment to foster these connections is at home with mum or dad. However, nowadays this isn’t always possible, as often both parents need to work. That’s why we’ve created a Natural Childcare solution, through in-home childcare.

At PORSE we focus on Natural Childcare and have done so for over 20 years. We love nothing more than seeing children flourish and knowing that we are helping them make positive connections for later life. To do this we base our care on replicating the authentic environments, attached one-on-one relationships and real-life experiences that children would have with their mum or dad.

Natural Childcare with PORSE

Authentic Relationships
Natural Childcare comes from one-on-one, responsive relationships that provide children with consistency and a go-to person. These relationships are built on providing emotional availability, attentiveness and time to each individual child. Science shows that for children’s brains to make the positive connections that build social-skills and resilience, these relationships are essential.

Authentic Environments
Natural Childcare replicates the comfort and security of home, as well as the routines and values that are built there. These environments allow children space and time to be themselves, rather than forcing them to fit in. Providing these environments is especially important during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, as young brains need calm and familiar surroundings to learn and grow.

Authentic Experiences
Natural Childcare provides real-world interaction and public outings, in a safe and supportive environment, with a person they trust. These experiences are learning opportunities, catered to each child’s interests, giving them the chance to try new things. It is through experiences like these that children grow their social skills and relationships with others.

Everything we do is to help give children the best start possible.