Welcome to CareforKids.co.nz A-Z on child care. Below you will find a range of child care related articles, tips and parent guides that we hope you find informative and helpful.
A great place to start for families looking for care, this section includes a wide range of articles on every aspect of child care, from benefits, to starting age, to waitlists and more.
Learn about the different approaches to early learning and how child care services incorporate these into the play-based learning experiences of children in care.
Funding for early education is complex and confusing, these articles discuss the aspects of finding most relevant to families with children in care.
Early childhood is a well-researched and fascinating phase of human development, read research of relevance to families with young children.
A range of articles and resources on child care centres/long day care services, including checklists, how to identify a quality provider and how to manage issues with your provider.
Articles about kindergartens, planned educational programs for children usually aged three to five years old, including what they offer children and how to find a great provider.
Learn all about family day care a flexible form of early learning delivered in the home of a qualified educator, and how to get a spot!
Everything you need to know about outside school hours care services for primary school kids, including what services they offer and what to do if you can’t get a spot.
These parent-led groups offer unique learning opportunities for children and families, learn how to be involved and what these groups offer in this section.
Information for families considering an in-home care provider, such as a nanny or au pair, including relationship management, payment and employment rules.
Learn all about babysitters, flexible care providers who make it easy to leave the children at home and head out for the evening.
Early education and care is subject to a host of rules and regulations, which change regularly. Read the latest updates of relevance to families here.
Tried and tested tips for balancing the competing demands of work and home life for families with children in child care.
A range of article compilations for families including first time parents, cost of child care, special needs children, choosing a child care service and planning for care when pregnant.
Constant vigilance is required when you have small children in the house! These articles offer parents useful tips on maintain a safe and secure environment.
Evidence-based suggestions for improving the diet, activity levels, physical and mental wellbeing of your preschool-aged children as well as your own.
This section includes activity ideas for every day of the year; open ended art, sensory play, crafts for dinosaur fans, home-made gifts, up-cycled crafts, cooking and more.
Ideas and inspiration for creating a happy and healthy home life for families with children in care.
This is where you’ll meet a range of interesting people including early education superstars, thought leaders, writers and working parents who are shaking up the system.
No two families are the same and these articles were written to boost inclusiveness for families with diverse backgrounds, needs, languages, interests and/or abilities.
Ideas for boosting the sustainability and reducing the environmental footprint of your home and for raising environmentally aware children.