Nurturing Children For Life

Sprouts home based childcare in Manawatu and Horowhenua - we have childcare services in Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin.

Sprouts In-Home Childcare in Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin 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. This makes us the perfect alternative to childcare centers that only open during the week. 

Our experienced Educators work flexible hours to meet family's diverse needs, while educating and caring for your child in a safe homely environment.   

One Week Free or a $50 credit on your account for new enrolments, contact us today to find out more!

sprouts in-home childcare palmerston north

Sprouts In-Home Childcare in Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin offers quality care and education by providing: 

Flexible hours that fit around parents/whānau needs

We offer childcare services  in Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin 7 days a week. We provide 20 free hours for 3-5 year olds and WINZ subsidies.

Nurturing Educators

Sprouts Educators  in Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin are carefully selected and police vetted. 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

IMG_0507.JPGThere are no more than four children at each Educarers home.  This can be made up of two children under 2yrs and two children over 2 yrs, or four children over the age of 3. This allows Sprouts children to enjoy individual attention as well as a quality programme. 

Weekly playgroups are provided by Sprouts and are run by an ECE Teacher

At these playgroup sessions children enjoy large group play. Individual programmes are designed specific to individual children's interests and talents.

Interest Packs

To meet the learning and developmental needs of children we provide our Educators with monthly packs. Our Educators choose from a wide range of resources for their packs that ensure the current interests and needs of the children in their care are being met.

Regular excursions and outings

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 children to socialise. 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. 

Sprouts In-Home Childcare Coordinators in Manawatu and Horowhenua

Heather Berge - Regional Manager

Heather Berge, sprouts in-home childcare manawatu

Hi my name is Heather and I am a qualified Early Childhood teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching 0-8 years. I am married with two teenage children and have worked in the early childhood sector since 2005.

I believe in-home childcare is the best way for pre-schoolers to enter into life-long learning. The benefits of in-home childcare includes the low ratio of child to educator, resulting in more one-on-one interactions. Children also have the opportunity to attend larger group activities through Sprouts run music, play group and gym sessions.  In-home childcare provides the opportunity for children to form solid and loving connections with their educators, that will last for years to come. 

Therese Trail, Coordinator

Therese Trail,sprouts in-home childcare manawatu

I have been involved in ECE  since 1995.  I have a BEd and taught in kindergarten for most of this time.  I have also lectured in ECE and am now loving being a coordinator in the Home Based Care sector.  I enjoy sharing musical experiences with the children.

I believe that in-home childcare is a great option for parents as it provides a family atmosphere. Educators are able to provide different learning opportunities to better meet the individual needs of the children, due to their ability to visit a range of places.

I love visiting the children and watching them develop into competent and confident young people.

Sprouts In-Home Childcare Administration Staff in Manawatu and Horowhenua

Lee Bramleylee bramley, sprouts home based childcare manawatu

I work with the administration team at Sprouts. Currently I am looking after the paperwork and payments for the Hawke's Bay Educators and Families. I also deal with the accounts administration for Sprouts. It is a very varied role with lots of paper but with the added bonus of dealing with parents and educators.


fiona marshell, sprouts home based childcare manawatuFiona Marshell

My name is Fiona Marshall and I am an Administrator with Sprouts In-home Childcare. I have worked at Scallywaggs/Sprouts for 20 years in a variety of roles and love my current position in which I can still be involved with children. I am married to Roger and have a 12 yr old son called Andrew. My hobbies are reading, travelling/exploring new places and photography.