Why PORSE? Because little minds grow best at home

PORSE in-home childcare is affordable, flexible and the best possible start for your child. We offer 20 years of experience and research through a unique programme of activities, crafts and play ideas. We are focused on the importance of quality relationships and security, which enhance early brain development and a life of learning.

Many organisations offering in-home childcare services have emerged over the last five years. However, as the pioneer of in-home childcare in New Zealand, at PORSE we offer market-leading support, resources and ongoing professional development to our Educators who in turn, nurture and educate the future of New Zealand, your children.

Key PORSE Childcare Commitments  

Making a Difference to Future Brains

Research in the fields of infancy, mental health and neurobiology over the last few decades has changed our understanding of the key factors that influence young children. It's now very clear that what we experience, feel and learn in our infant and toddler years forges a path by which we navigate the world as we grow and become adults.

Children form primary attachments to their parents and main caregivers and it's these people who become their role models from a young age. The quality of these relationships is key in influencing these young minds for the rest of their lives, their sense of self and the way they ultimately relate to others.

Flexibility and Responsiveness

PORSE fits in with what you want for your child. You choose a caregiver who matches both your child’s needs and your family values, and the hours of care you require.

Low Ratios of Care

PORSE in-home childcare and education has a policy of a maximum of four children in a home, which means high levels of personal attention, knowledge and interaction, and less exposure to illness.

The PORSE Programme

  • Is unique to each family and developed by supporting a personally selected Educator who works within the child's context of family, home and community.
  • Focuses on a relationship-based approach to learning, with Educators who become significant others in the lives of the children they nurture.
  • Allows Educators to work at the pace of young children and allows them the time for the unfolding of their natural development and individual potential.
  • Appreciates that the early years are a time for forming secure attachments, with the child needing to stay connected to a caring, committed, sensitive Educator in order to cope with both new and familiar experiences.
  • Recognises that children instinctively want to learn, and how their learning emerges through the Educator's skill of connecting, communicating and collaborating with the child's unique learning patterns.