Scallywaggs Sprouts In-Home Childcare offers quality care and education in the home. Catering for children aged 0 to 5 years and is available 7 days a week to suit your family’s needs.
Scallywaggs Sprouts was established in Central Hawke's Bay in 1991 under the umbrella of Scallywaggs Education and Care Services. In January 2010, this unique In-Home Childcare Service expanded to also encompass Manawatu (Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin), Hawke's Bay (Hastings and Napier) and Gisborne.
Scallywaggs Sprouts has experienced Educators willing to work flexible hours to meet families' diverse needs, while educating and caring for your child in a safe homely environment.
Scallywaggs Sprouts is unique and offers quality care and education by providing:
- Flexible hours that fit around parents/whānau needs
- Nurturing Educators
Educators are carefully selected, police vetted and CYFS checked and trained. An experienced early childhood teacher visits and has regular contact with your child and educators. Ongoing training and professional development is provided for educators to ensure children are being involved in educational experiences.
- Quality educator / child ratio
One educator and a maximum of four children (a maximum of two under two year olds at any one time) which allows Sprouts children enjoy individual attention as well as a quality programme. This includes fun and active learning experiences at home, and in the community.
- Weekly playgroups are provided by Scallywaggs Sprouts and are run by an ECE teacher
At these sessions children enjoy choices. Individual programmes are designed specific to individual children's interests and talents.
- Regular excursions and outings
Scallywaggs Sprouts recognises the benefits of stimulating children within the home, as well as utilising resources within the wider community. This provides a wealth of varying experiences and opportunities for socialisation of the children. This in turn builds confidence in forming relationships with others.
Sprouts Educators provide a range of learning experiences and play equipment in homes but also have the flexibility to utilise opportunities in the local community to further extend the children in their care.