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Earn & Learn With Sprouts

We are excited to share that Sprouts In-Home Childcare provide full support to new Educators to earn NZ certifications in Early Childcare to kick start their career! We pay and support our team through a NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4. Ou...
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Here at Sprouts In-Home Childcare, we are governed by rules set out by the Ministry  Of Education. With so much information to stay up to date with, we've compiled some key information that will help you understand how childcare services operate under the Red traff...
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RSV - What Is It?

July 11, 2021
RSV  is short for "respiratory syncytial virus". It is currently spreading across New Zealand and is a common winter virus that affects people of all ages, but can be very serious for young babies. Most adults and older children with RSV will experience symptoms similar...
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Autumn Craft Ideas

May 10, 2021
At Sprouts In-Home Childcare, we have put together a list of some of our favorite creative and kid-friendly Autumn craft ideas that celebrate all that this beautiful and fun season has to offer....
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You can see a children’s development by how they play, learn, speak, and act and parents play a critical role in their child’s development. Providing a safe and loving home and spending time together – playing, singing, reading, and even just talking – can make a big...
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Home Made Ice Cream

December 8, 2020
This easy homemade ice cream in a bag recipe is a must-try for you and your kids this summer! Plus, this special recipe only requires a few ingredients and takes just 15 minutes! Your kids will love seeing how quickly they can make their own ice cream. Don’t for...
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Beach Day Planning

September 21, 2020
Sea breezes, sunshine, the gentle sound of waves— and your toddler screaming because he just tried to eat sand! The beach can be great fun for the whole family but here are a few tips  to keep your toddler entertained, and happy! ...
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Toilet Training Readiness Guide

There is no set age for a child to be ready for toilet training. Most children gain the skills they need to start training between the ages of 18 months and three years old. Girls tend to be ready slightly earlier than boys. We have put together a toilet training guide to he...
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Prepare For A Newborn

April 1, 2020
Chances are, your toddler is excited to meet their younger sibling. They will have a little brother or sister to play with, and how fun would that be?Then the baby arrives and it might not be as fun as they first thought.  This is a big transition for toddlers and how t...
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Playing games and spending time with the little ones is great fun. Not only is it quality time together, but it helps them develop. Children’s brains are continuously soaking up information.Playing pretend is an age-old game that comes in limitless forms. Creating games, n...
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