Kylie Valentine has identified nine key benefits of choosing home-based care for your child or children.
Nine Key Benefits
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.