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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.


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2 days ago

Stems from Home East Auckland and Christchurch

A favourite part of my job is going into educators homes to visit the children 💕 it always inspires me when I walk into such amazing setups, so thoughtful and to watch the children play unhurriedly is amazing, this is what home based care is all about. I have been working with this educator on ways to extend on her environment and resources, she has been incredible at sourcing wonderful open ended resources which really promote wonderful child led learning experiences 💕💕 What lucky children !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Stems from Home East Auckland and Christchurch

😥Investing in Children
Diligent parents have always invested in their children, but recently the term has taken on new meaning. Whole collections of childcare centres have been acquired and listed on the stock market. EVERYTHING research tells us about optimum conditions for child mental and physical health is being disregarded by firms in their striving for maximum profits in order to pay out 'respectable' dividends to their share holders. Legislative loopholes allowed this state of affairs where our children are seen first and foremost as revenue opportunities. Joining the dots here - those dividends come from two sources: taxes paid by New Zealand tax payers for the education of children and support for teachers, and from parents' fees for their children's care. I doubt that the tax payer or the parent intended their payments to go to a shareholder. Would that the profits were used for what they were intended - child CARE and EDUCATION.
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Welcome to the 2018 Māori Language Week

Tēnā koutou e hoa mā - as we as the people of Aotearoa celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo with the given theme for 2018 being ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’. Please take the opportunity to visit the Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori website and I encourage all of you to visit this site and to set a learning goal to improve your Te Reo both this week and for the upcoming year.
As many of you will know ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’ means ‘let’s make the Māori language strong"
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3 weeks ago

Stems from Home East Auckland and Christchurch

Auckland Childcare Spaces !

We have some good news...after months of families needing to join waiting lists to become part of the Stems family with one of our sought after Educators in East Auckland, we finally have some new ECE spaces ready and about to open due to lots of our 5 year old little people about to begin school 😉

Please contact us NOW by PM or emailing or calling Steph on 0273 662 540 to secure your child's space with Stems and enjoy all we offer locally in the way of nurturing and stimulating home based care and education.

Available NOW in Somerville with Michelle:

1 x full time space for an over or under 2 year old
1 x part time space Mon & Thu for an over 2 year old

Available NOW in Somerville with Vikki:

1 x full time space for an over 2 year old
1 x full time space for an over or under 2 year old in mid Oct 2018

Available late September in Highland Park with Monique:

1 x part time space Mon, Thur, Fri for an over or under 2 year old

Available beginning of Term 4 (mid October) in Flatbush with Shagu:

1 X full time space for an over or under 2 year old

Available NOW near Barry Curtis park with Allynne:

2 x full or part time under 2 spaces
2 x full or part time over 2 spaces

We are looking forward to chatting with you and getting to know your family and how we can help you achieve a wonderful Early Childhood experience for your child.
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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.