Growing little minds at home
Home-based childcare, education and training.

Expanding the hearts, minds and wellbeing of a nation through nurturing childcare in-home.

Why choose PORSE?

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Authentic Experiences
Real-world interaction and public outings, in a safe and supportive environment, with a person your child trusts.
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Authentic Experiences

Home-based 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.

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Authentic Environments
Replicating the comfort and security of home, as well as the routines and values that are built there.
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Authentic Environments

Home-based 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.

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Authentic Relationships
One-on-one, responsive relationships that provide children with consistency and a go-to person.
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Authentic Relationships

Home-based 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.

PORSE Education & Training

PORSE Education & Training is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to deliver the NZ2850 New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4) as well as a selection of Level 2 and Level 3 unit standards delivered in secondary schools as a part of the STAR and Gateway programmes.

PORSE Education and Training also offer the Incredible Years Programme and Online professional development webinars and short courses with For Life Education and Training.

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Growing little minds

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 future 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 PORSE offers home-based childcare, supporting children and families in the home for over 25 years.

We love nothing more than seeing children flourish and knowing we are helping them make positive connections for later life.

Testimonials

"I joined PORSE because it gave me the ability to do what I enjoy, in creating an environment that is home-like and where the children and their families become an extension of my own family."
Clare Chatfield
Central Wellington
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