Developing Physical Skills
Physical skills are linked to the development of cognition. Catching, throwing and kicking are skills necessary for sports skills but also necessary...

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Celebrating 2020
Message from Petra 😊 2020 has been unprecedented and as we look back over what has been a challenging year for so many, we were still able to...

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Summer Water Safety
Water play can provide children with a wonderful sensory and calming experience. In a homebased setting, spontaneous water play activities can occur...

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Life Long Learners
At Nurtured at Home, we provide a curriculum rich in experiences and activities in a homebased context and within the familiar, local community of...

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Rituals
Rituals are different from routines. Rituals can be seen as how we transform the mundane routine into a sacred special time together, making the...

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Child Led Play
When a child is engaged in play and wants you to join them, here’s some tips on how to do this without changing the way a child is playing, but...

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Social and Emotional Competence
The Ministry of Education have created a publication called He Māpuna te Tamaiti – Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Early...

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A Multicultural Nation
New Zealand/Aotearoa embraces immigrant people from a range of countries with varying cultural backgrounds. Te Whāriki notes that “New...

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Building Relationships
Relationships at Nurtured at Home take place within the home and with low ratios of only four preschool children in care at any one time, means...

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Rainy Day Play
Sometimes we might find ourselves unexpectedly indoors as the rain pours down. There are times when enjoying and experiencing all weather conditions...

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