Your Child's Programme
Make a Difference to your Child's Future
PORSE takes a relationship-based approach to nurturing and educating young minds, with Educators and Nannies becoming a significant person in the lives of the children they care for. Through your child’s programme, Educators and Nannies work at the pace of your child, allowing them time for their natural development and individual potential to unfold.
Twenty years of research and experience has allowed PORSE to create wholesome programmes that are a mix of love and science, nature and nurture. Your child’s individual programme will be tailored by a PORSE Educator or Nanny to reflect the values and expectations of your family while supporting your child’s unique learning style, any special needs, routines and play habits.
PORSE Organised Activities
PORSE organises a variety of activities for children and their Educators to promote friendship and fun, role modelling, observation, reflection of practices, confidence, sharing of information, resources and knowledge. Activities include:
PlaySchool provides a safe environment for children to practice social interactions, self-regulation and receive one-to-one support with meaningful and challenging activity-based learning.
A valuable opportunity to bring children closer to nature and allow them to visit, explore and experience natural environments. Unstructured outdoor play improves a child's physical and emotional development, mental wellbeing, social skills, and creates opportunities for creative learning.
PODs bring together small groups of Educators and children, with similar interests, to socialise, discuss and learn in a home or community setting. This may involve children of similar age and interests or Educators with similar interests, such as for study purposes, or simply for social interaction.
Through music children are encouraged to enhance skills in speech and language, movement, emotional expression and relationship building. Music groups have a positive effect on children's confidence and support development in the areas of co-ordination, fine motor skills, listening, the ability to follow instructions, creative thinking and valuable life skills such as counting, colours and manners.
Organised frequently to stimulate meaningful guided experiences in carefully chosen safe environments, from farm visits and train rides to gym sessions and fire station visits, outings are a lot of fun and provide important learning opportunities. Parents are welcome to attend all organised activities. Find out from your local area office about organised activities planned in the coming months.
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.
The Benefits of In-Home Childcare
- a warm, nurturing, respectful Educator or Nanny that you've personally chosen
- a healthy and safe environment that's regularly checked
- a calm home environment that allows for quiet play and relaxing activities
- social interaction in a group size not exceeding four children, as recommended by international research on the benefits of early childhood best practice
- participation in all the familiar, everyday routines that your child would do if they were at home
- planned activities to enhance the child’s interests and strengths
- learning and development according to Te Whāriki principles and the Ministry of Education guidelines.
Our Approach to Relationships with Children
Our Educators', Nannies' and Programme Tutors' relationships with children are characterised by:
- positive interactions at all times to promote physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environments
- developmentally, culturally and individually appropriate experiences with family values reinforced
- sensitive and informed guidance, interventions and support
- responsiveness to children's interests and passions
- giving children time to explore and complete activities
- planning play experiences that are child-led, challenging and meaningful
- treating children with respect, dignity and individuality
- encouraging children to participate in all play areas and activities
- providing boundaries, routines that are clear and consistent, by negotiating with children, and giving children 'choice'
- offering one-to-one support with challenging and complex play activity and learning
- non-discriminatory and appropriate behaviour
- assuring children appropriate privacy and confidentiality and advocating on behalf of children
- valuing diversity.