We offer childcare in safe, loving in home environments throughout East Auckland and Christchurch which encourage your child’s learning and development while incorporating their individual needs and routines through low adult/child ratios and flexible hours. Call us to find out more.


We offer free weekly Playgroup, Music and Movement group, swimming and nature sessions as part of our homebased childcare programmes. Your child will receive a daily diary of personal events as well as a monthly Learning Portfolio and a specific visit from our trained and registered teaching and learning team.


We offer several subsidies including 20 hours ECE for 3, 4 and 5 year old children and  WINZ child-care subsidies for those who are eligible.  Call us to find out more.


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Stems from Home East Auckland and Christchurch

Can anyone please help us in Christchurch?

I have an urgent full time care inquiry for a 9 month old baby boy between Philipstown and Sockburn and another for another full time 1 year old boy between Avonhead and the city......does anyone know someone amazing with children who is wanting to work from home with Stems?!

Please ask them to contact me asap :-)
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Some info about our wonderful Erin in Papakura. She now can offer full or part time care for an over and an under 2 year old. One of her precious families is off to live in Pokeno and are sadly finishing care with Erin.

Are you or someone you know looking for quality home based childcare in the Papakura area?

Maybe I can help...

My name is Erin and I have been providing quality home based childcare for a number of years with Stems.

I am trained in Early Childhood Education and Care, Level 4 and am mum to 2 of my own children. I live in our own, family friendly home in Porchester Road with a large, child friendly outdoor area.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve had space available, so if you are interested please let me know as the space won’t last long.

WINZ childcare subsidies are able to be accessed and 20 ECE hours for 3-6 year olds.

We have regular park/nature, story time outings, playgroups and music, so the children can have their time in a small group setting complimented by slightly larger group settings also.

We have a warm and cosy home environment where the children can learn, discover and explore at their own pace. Our art and crafts cupboard is filled with everything the children need to encourage their creativity and we use this often.

If you require any more information, please feel free to contact Stems- they are happy to answer any questions you may have and organise a visit to meet me 🙂
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What's the hardest thing about being a parent?

It isn't the sleepless nights, or the endless fights. It isn't the constant worrying about every last little thing, or the constant pestering about every last little thing. It isn't the impact on your work life, your love life, or your social life. It isn't the lack of money, the lack of time, or even the lack of anything approaching a life of your own.

It feels like it's all of those things, but it it's none of them.

In the end, the hardest thing about being a parent is truly understanding that everything comes with a number. You get a certain number of bedtime stories, and a certain number of bedtime kisses. Your get a certain number of roads they'll cross holding your hand, and a certain number of sports matches on a Saturday morning. You get a certain number of bike rides, and a certain number of bad jokes with no real punchline. Most of all... you get a certain number of hours.

One day you'll go to the bucket, and it will be empty.

So--and I'm saying this as much to myself as to anyone else--get as much as you can, of all that you can, for as long as you possibly can. It's the only score you'll get that will ever truly mean anything, and it's also the hardest one to keep track of.

Good luck.

Thanks Mr Latta 💕
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Education Review Report: Home-Based Care Stems From Home

The Stems From Home organisation was established in 2011 and has two networks. The first of these networks was fully licensed in November 2011 and the second became fully licensed in October 2012. Stems From Home operates in East Auckland between Maraetai and Howick/Pakuranga. It currently includes 35 educators, who provide for 93 children and their families.