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Home based early childcare

June 15th, 2011 -

Home based or in-home childcare is an alternative option to sending your child to a childcare centre if you have to work during the day.

Home based caregivers provide this service either in the home of the child or that of a registered caregiver. These homes are part of a chartered network, which means that the service is eligible for government funding and is subject to official supervision in the same way other child care services are.

Reasons you might want to consider in-home childcare include:

  • Small group size with a maximum of four children under six, never more than two children under two years.
  • Individual educational programmes are developed for each child.
  • Children can develop a relationship with one significant other which is particularly beneficial for children under two.
  • Family activities such as shopping, library visits, and trips to the park provide valuable learning experiences for children.
  • The child’s own routines are able to be carried out in the educator’s home.
  • Education and care is provided in a calm and familiar environment allowing children to build trust.
  • Flexibility of hours – care can be arranged to suit parent’s needs.
  • Regular visits from co-ordinators to support the carer, child and family.
  • WINZ subsidies are available to those who are eligible.

To find out more about this child care option click on this link http://www.hbca.org.nz/

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