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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Needing nurturing care for your baby, toddler or young child in Halswell, Christchurch? Debra may be just who you are waiting to meet!

Debra is an experienced home educator, originally from Timaru. Along with her husband and two school aged children, they have recently moved into their new family home in Halswell.

Debra is bubbly, creative and flexible for her families. She has a great playroom and nice, open spaces for discovering in her home. These lead to a lovely garden, complete with two friendly pet pooches and some greedy fish!

Debra is able to regularly get out and about in the local community with the children, either for walks the the neighbourhood parks, or further afield to Stems Playgroups, outdoor exploring experiences, mini-gym and swimming.

If you are keen to meet Debra and see if she is a great fit for your family, please message us or email Emma on emma@stemsfromhome.co.nz

Full and part time care available as well as WINZ and 20 hours ECE, daily individual learning diary and monthly learning portfolio.

*minimum 12 hours per week enrolment with part time and full time rates available
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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.