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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

ANZ named winner of 2018 PORSE Mum-friendly Workplace Awards

ANZ has been named the winner of the 2018 PORSE Mum-friendly Workplace Awards. 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

Are New Zealand workplaces really mum-friendly?

We are very excited to announce the launch of an exciting new campaign – the 2018 PORSE Mum-friendly Workplace award - championing mums and the workplaces that support them. 

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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

Factory farming doesn’t need to be the norm for our ECE children

In a response to NZMEs article “childcare workers speak out against ‘factory farming’ of children” PORSE confirms that there are more natural options for parents than enrolling children into factory-like... Read More