Manawatu

Nutruiring Children for Life

At Sprouts In-Home Childcare in Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin we provide:

  • Careful and extensive interviews with all educators as well as reference and police checks.
  • Home safety checks.
  • Low ratios. An Educator may care for a maxiumum of four children under the age of six.
  • Supportive qualified coordinators.
  • The opportunity for parents to choose Educators that meet their needs and their childrens needs.
  • An education programme for our Educators, enabling them to continually improve their support of your childs learning and development.
  • Flexible hours.
  • A variety of playgroups and trips around the community.
  • Resources for learning.

Palmerston North Childcare Group Activities

Sprouts Playgroup - Sprouts, 273 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am till 11:30am during teplaygroup sprouts home based childcare palmerston northrm time

At play group we have a range of toys and resources for the children to choose along with one planned activity that is around an interest that one or more of the children has. This activity is optional and if the children do not want to take part then they don’t have to. We also have outside activities such as a sandpit, bikes, climbing frames, balls and a carpentry table that the children are able to explore. Around 11:00am we have a mat time where we may read a story, do alphabet and number activities, sing songs and give the children the opportunity to share what they have been doing at play group. Mat time is a time to come together and share new learning and re-enforce knowledge that children may already have.

It is a time to laugh and joke together and to finish up the play group. We finish our mat time with our good bye song so the children know that it is time to get their things together and be ready to leave.

Gym sessions - YMCA Park Road, Palmerston Northgym sessions, sprouts palmerston north

Time: 9:30am till 11:30am on either Wednesday or Friday (only one can be attended per week) during term time.

YMCA tiny y’s gym provides a safe and fun place for parents, educators, caregivers and young children to interact with other children and adults. Every week they offer a range of activities including craft, play dough, trampoline and the soft gym equipment circuit. There are also opportunities for children to use the climbing wall, use the hoola hoops, balls and pull along trollies. The facilitator of the gym sets a termly programme that it is organised so the children can freely explore all the activities in and be safe and secure.

Music session: Just Music and Fun - Sprouts 273 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North

music session, sprouts palmerston north

Time: Friday 10:00am till 11:00am during term time.

Just Music and Fun is run by Therese; who is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Each week the children and Educators come together to sing songs, play instruments and move to Music in a safe and secure environment. The Educators are there to encourage the children to take part and work with and alongside them. If children do not want to join in then they are able to sit and listen until they feel comfortable to take part. Music is great for muscle development, speech, co-ordination, relaxing and a great way to meet new people.

Levin Childcare Group Activities

Music Sessions Levin: Just Music and Fun - Memorial Hall, Levin

Time: Wednesday 10:00am till 11:00am during term time.music session, sprouts levin

Just Music and fun is run by Therese; who is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Each week the children and Educators come together to sing songs, play instruments and move to Music in a safe and secure environment. The Educators are there to encourage the children to take part and work with and alongside them. If children do not want to join in then they are able to sit and listen until they feel comfortable to take part. Music is great for muscle development, speech, co-ordination, relaxing and a great way to meet new people.

Sprouts In-Home Childcare Enrolment

On enrolment we encourage you to visit our Educators page which lists our Educators with current vacancies. For those you are interested in you are then able to contact our cordinators who will provide your with more information on that Educator. The next step is arranging a visit and our coordinators can assist you in this process, and help arrange a time. You are welcome to visit with a coordiantor or alone.

When you have chosen an Educator, we are able to provide assistance with settling your child into their new care environment. 

For more information on enroling your child please contact the office and pick up a parent information pack, or download by clicking the link below.

Parent Information Manawatu

Manawatu Enrolment Form

Sprouts In-Home Childcare Fees

Fees are $5.30 per hour. WINZ subsidies are avalaible. Our coordinators can provide you with the forms and information about recieiving WINZ subsidies.

These forms can also be accessed online at the following links:

Childcare Assistance - Change of Circumstances

Childcare and OSCAR Subsidy Application