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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Boredom buster in the sunshine tomorrow maybe?

Whipped up dish washing liquid with a few drops of food colouring in it in buckets. Drop them outside, grab the hose and let the kids go crazy!
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Wow! Pretty stoked to see the Ministry of Education has decided that home based care is their preferred choice over this unknown period of health uncertainty in New Zealand for the children of our essential workers/front line families.

They have chosen to support families who have two parents working in this capacity during lock-down, or sole parents working in this capacity, to have their 0-14 year old cared for in a home based environment while their whaanau is working to keep us all safe and well. There are rules to keep everyone safe, but it is wonderful news!

One of the many reasons we all choose home based care is that the risk of cross infection is so low for illness in home based care. Not too mention the extra love and nurturing the children receive from close relationships. This becomes so important and clear in times like these. We are super happy the government sees this too as it would have been easier for them to just open a few of the big daycare facilities.....but they knew the risk of bugs spreading was just way too high.

Ka pai Jacinda Ardern!
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Wow and just like that it is the last night Howick Tiny Tots Athletics !! Such a fun night :) ... See MoreSee Less

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So much fun supporting our little local friends and lots of Stems whaanau too 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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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.