Rocks
Originally started in Washington on a parenting website, with the first New Zealand Facebook group starting in Palmerston North, rock-finding has...

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Matariki Playdough
Playdough is a great sensory activity as children explore and use their creative skills to manipulate it into interesting shapes and creations. ...

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

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First Aid
Nurtured at Home is committed to keeping children in care safe, and ensuring all Educators hold a current First Aid Certificate.  We are pleased...

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New Zealand Sign Language
New Zealand Sign Language became an official language of New Zealand in April 2006, alongside English and te reo Māori, and now more than 20,000 New...

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Bird Feeders
In winter, there are fewer flowers, berries and insects for native birds to eat. At Nurtured at Home playgroups, we’ve started making bird...

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Natural Resources
Natural resources - Ngā rawa ā-Māori Setting up a “natural resource” area for children to explore in a homebased setting is easy to...

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Playgroups
Nurtured at Home offers Educator’s, families and children the opportunity to attend a weekly playgroup in their community.  Some benefits...

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Engaging With Nature
In a community where technology is readily available to children of all ages, the Department of Conservation has noted that fewer children are...

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Learning To Use Scissors
Using scissors requires small muscles in the hand to have strength and coordination to manipulate them.  It takes time and patience for children...

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