House-icon-120x120HOME BASED

We offer childcare in safe, loving in home environments throughout East Auckland 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 Play-group, Music and Movement Group, swimming and Playball sessions as part of our in-home 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 and 4 year olds, WINZ child-care subsidies and our own, non-income tested subsidy. Call us to find out more.


Facebook Posts

Would you like your your 4-5 year old to be confident excited , and well prepared to begin Primary School? We would like that too!

Stems is almost ready to introduce our new 'Be School Ready' programme into our nurturing Educator's homes. It is a wonderful way to support your child to be the most school ready they can be, while having an Educator working alongside them individually, within their small group of no more than 4 pre-school aged children.

Please give us a call or message today to discuss a placement locally for your child....we offer 20 hours ECE and WINZ subsidies for approved families and costs start from $6.50 per hour (with minimum 12 enrolled hours per week).
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Love caring for babies and young children?
We are growing our team of local Homebased Educators now!
As a Stems Educator, you will be able to:
• Nurture babies and young children in a small group
• Work in natural environments both at home and in your local community
• Receive on-going, quality support from our team
• Study from home towards a certificate in childcare- FREE!
• Build friendships with “like-minded” adults
• Earn great money working family friendly hours
• Attend a great local weekly programme for the children including playgroups, music, sports and a gym session.

If young children naturally warm to you and you are looking for something new and exciting as a career change please contact us to arrange a home visit ……… we would love to meet you and offer great incentives.

Please phone: Steph 027 366 2540 or email
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Three different types of play to help boost your child's brain!

Early moments matter.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

We often get asked by new Educators to Stems how they should best resource or set-up their home play environments......this is great advice ........💗

Our children deserve to be surrounded by books, nature, art supplies and the freedom to explore them. Most of us could get rid of 90 percent of our children’s toys and they wouldn’t be missed, but some things are important– building toys like LEGO and blocks, creative toys like all types of art materials (good stuff), musical instruments (real ones and multicultural ones), dress-up clothes and books, books, books (incidentally, much of this can be picked up quite cheaply at thrift shops).

They need to have the freedom to explore with these things, too– to play with scoops of dried beans in the high chair (supervised, of course), to knead bread and make messes, to use paint and play dough and glitter at the kitchen table while we make dinner even though it gets everywhere, to have a spot in the yard where it’s absolutely fine to dig up all the grass and make a mud pit.

Couldn’t have put it better myself 😊
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Our Stems babies and children have the best classrooms 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook


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.