Discovery Days
At Nurtured at Home, we provide a range of learning opportunities and experiences within a homebased setting.  In addition to this, we encourage...

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Dispositions for Learning
At Nurtured at Home our teaching and learning educational programme is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Education Curriculum – Te...

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Celebrating Culture Through Food
Spring is on its way, and this time of year presents us with many opportunities to venture outside to enjoy the natural environment.  It’s...

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Games with Rules
The recent Olympic Games in Rio inspired playgroups at various Nurtured at Home venues to introduce ‘games with rules’ to our...

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Imaginary Play
Children engage in imaginary play to make sense of the world.  Imaginary play is when children use their imagination to role play and act out...

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Growing Young Minds - Experimenting with Colours
Experimenting with colours can be a fun and engaging way to introduce children to basic scientific ideas. As they learn to identify colours,...

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Maori Language Week
Every year since 1975 New Zealand has marked Māori Language Week. This is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori (the Māori...

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Winter Play
As the cold and rainy season sets in we often think it is best to keep our children inside to prevent them from getting sick. However, health experts...

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Matariki
Twinkling in the winter sky just before dawn, Matariki (the Pleiades) signals the Māori New Year. Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the...

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

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