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

  • 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 read more visit https://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/articles/home-based-care/