23 September 2019

Welcome to Spring – to celebrate all tamariki enrolled with Nurtured at Home will be receiving a sunflower seed to grow with their Educators. This is a wonderful opportunity for tamariki to witness the life cycle of a sunflower seed as it sprouts and grows, and for Educators to korero with children about biology and the living world.

Now is also a good time to check your smoke alarm batteries, First Aid Kit, and your Civil Defence Kit supplies.

As the weather in Spring can be changeable, it’s a good idea to consider what clothing children need to enjoy the changeable weather and still enjoy the benefits of playing outdoors. At Nurtured at Home, we provide a range of activities such as playgroups, Discovery Days, nature walks and other community outings, and therefore it is essential that children come prepared so that they can participate fully and comfortably in these days. The following items are essential for children in care and on outings:



Warm jumper/jacket

Appropriate footwear

Food and water bottle

Educators also prepare for outings with a First Aid kit, toileting items such as nappies and cloths, hi viz vests for children, their “in case of emergency” card, and a fully charged mobile phone.  Also, prior to any outing, Risk Management and Outings forms are completed so that Educators can minimise any potential risks by planning appropriately.