Leading In-Home Childcare &

Early Childhood Education


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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Are you are living in or near Dannemora/East Tamaki and looking for quality home based childcare?

A rare vacancy has become available with the wonderful Dianne.

Dianne is a super experienced Home Based Educator. Dianne’s home is a wonderful space for children to learn and explore in. The children regularly enjoy trips out and about in the community to enjoy Playgroups, music and mini sports sessions with their other Stems friends. A great wee group and with two of her group gone off to school this leaves Dianne with space for some new friends to join her.

Dianne has full time or part time space for children under or over 2 year old space for immediate start .

To find out more and meet Dianne, please contact Steph today on:




20 hours ECE and WINZ subsidies available and full time and part time care rates available.
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6 days ago

Stems from Home East Auckland and Christchurch

Such a beautiful morning to visit Matariki Marae in Howick, East Auckland. We spent a lot of time in te ngahere connecting with nature. We used our keen eyes to match photos of the trees and plants to ones on our paper, and then collected fallen leaves and twigs to create people and tree pictures. Then we used all of our senses (e rima nga rongo) to explore more in depth .... touch and smell were definitely the most well used, and a little tasting of the mint! Our morning finished by learning some Waiata together including the Haka Niho (Tooth Haka) and a cool song about the kiwi thanks to Kirsty! Looking forward to our next visit.

If you are looking for quality home based childcare and would like your children to have these wonderful experiences then contact us today !!
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Farm-styles at the home of our Christchurch Playgroup! So nice to see the children enjoying the animals and making new friendships this morning 💕 ... See MoreSee Less

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🦋St Albans Childcare Available in September🦋

Meet Georgia! Georgia is joining us as an Educator after her maternity leave ends shortly, in Flockton St. This means Georgia will have 1 space ONLY for a precious under two year old to join her happy home learning environment, and 2 full or part time spaces for children over 2 years of age.

Georgia is warm, bright, caring, very flexible and understanding of both children’s and families, individual needs. She has grown up around Early Childhood Education from home, as her mum is also one of our much-valued ChCh Stems Educator team members too!

Georgia loves to be outside in nature with the children, loves exploring her local community, encouraging the children to be imaginative and creative in her home learning environment. Baking, messy play, dressing-up, painting, drawing, music and movement are all part of the fun at Georgia’s . She is also keen to join our Stems Playgroup/Mini-gym and summer swimming lessons.

20 hours ECE and WINZ childcare subsidies available. Please contact Emma to meet Georgia today emma@stemsfromhome.co.nz
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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.