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Our first Au Pair joined us from Germany when Tom was 6 months. As the founders of Au Pair Link, we’d given some thought to the type of Au Pair we wanted,

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the term used to refer to education and care provided to children before they go to Primary School. There are a broad range of ECE services to choose from in New Zealand - find out about them here.

This Montessori Training will enrich your knowledge in various aspects like stages of human development, principles of education, the needs and rights of children, play activities that foster development, etc.

PAFT, Parents as First Teachers, is a New Zealand home based early childhood education programme that has been run in New Zealand since 1991 aimed at supporting parents and families with young children. PAFT provides free, practical support and guidelines to encourage and support parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.  Heaps of info is found here.

Home based care is care and education provided by adults in either their own home or the child’s. Find out more about home based care in our article.

Using cloth nappies at a childcare centre - Kiwi Families

Cloth diapering is easier to do thank you may think, and using cloth diapers will save you a ton of money over disposable diapers. Here's the full scoop!

On this link, there is a great overview of NZ's Kindy system.  Kindergarten, is an education and care centre governed by a Kindergarten Association. They are funded in exactly the same way by Government as Early Childhood Centres, with funding dependent upon how many qualified teachers are on the staff.

So you are about to launch into the Kindergarten phase of your life. Our Kindergarten article explains how Kindy works in New Zealand and what to expect.

What does a nanny do and why employ a nanny?  Find out here.

What does a nanny do and why employ a nanny?

Home based care is care and education provided by adults in either their own home or the child’s.  Find out more about home based care in our article.

Home based care is care and education provided by adults in either their own home or the child’s. Find out more about home based care in our article.

People homeschool at all levels of development for a variety of reasons - find out more in this great article.

Home Schooling in New Zealand - Kiwi Families

Today Montessori is the single largest ’pedagogy’ in the world, with over 22,000 schools in more than 100 countries on 6 continents.  Here is some great info on the Montessori philosophy and what you can expect from choosing this option.

This Montessori Training will enrich your knowledge in various aspects like stages of human development, principles of education, the needs and rights of children, play activities that foster development, etc.


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NZ's Childcare Subsidy helps low and middle-income families to access childcare services.  Find out more about the Childcare Subsidy and eligbility here.

The Childcare Subsidy helps low and middle-income families to access childcare services. Find out more about the Childcare Subsidy and eligibility here.

Understanding what a Day Care centre is and what exactly they do is important. Our Day Care article will give you this information and answer a lot of your questions.

Understanding what a Day Care centre is and what exactly they do is important. Our Day Care article will give you this information and answer a lot of your questions.

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Researching and choosing an ECE service can be a nerve-racking process. We've got information in our Choosing a Service article that may help you along th

NZ's Te Kura (formally The Correspondence School) provides online long distance learning for students of all levels in New Zealand - including preschool.  Learn more here.

NZ's Te Kura (formally The Correspondence School) provides online long distance learning for students of all levels in New Zealand - including preschool.

An Au Pair is a young person from abroad employed by a “Host Family” to care for their children. Au Pairs are a live-in form of childcare and provide a unique cultural and learning experience.  Here are some details about the Au Pair option.

An Au Pair is a young person from abroad employed by a “Host Family” to care for their children. Au Pairs are a live-in form of childcare and provide a unique cultural and learning experience. Here are some details about the Au Pair option.

We’ve made an ECE first day checklist of things you may need when your child starts Early Childhood Education!

First day at early childhood checklist - Kiwi Families

People homeschool at all levels of development for a variety of reasons - find out more in this great article.

Home Schooling in New Zealand - Kiwi Families

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Starting your childcare search? Here's a quick guide to finding quality care - What To Expect

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Evenflo Convertible High Chair in Dottie Lime. High chair converts into a toddler size table and chair.

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