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RSV - What Is It?

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 to the common cold, including: a runny nosecoughing or sneezingfeverwheezing and difficulty breathingloss of appetite or difficulty feeding due to breathlessness. Young babies, those born prematurely and children with underl...

July 11, 2021

Autumn Craft Ideas

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....

May 10, 2021

Early Childhood Development Milestones (0-5)

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 difference! When it comes to childcare, the Sprouts Home-based environment is designed to be engaging and fun for children of different ages and stages of their development. And it’s important to remember every child is di...

February 19, 2021

Home Made Ice Cream

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 forget to add your favorite toppings like sprinkles or fruit!Servings: 2 people Calories: 190kcal...

December 8, 2020

Beach Day Planning

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! ...

September 21, 2020

Is Your Child Ready For Toilet Training?

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 help you keep track of your little one’s progress towards being ready for the toilet. You don’t need to wait until your child has achieved everything on this list before starting to train, but it’s a great general guideli...

April 1, 2020

Prepare For A Newborn

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 they react will depend on their temperament. So, we have put together a list of ten tips to help you to get your toddler to adjust to the new baby....

April 1, 2020

Activities For Brain Development

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, new worlds, and characters can be more than it seems. Little do the kids know, but playing pretend helps develop creativity, collaboration, brainstorming, and social skills. In today’s world, the rising issue of too muc...

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