31 days ago

Lunch Box Ideas

Lisa Halliwell from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Here is a really helpful poster full of lunchbox ideas to inspire you with healthy interesting lunches for your wee ones.

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50 days ago

Barnardos

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Our home based early learning offers flexibility for the whole family. For your child, care in a home setting with one educator and a familiar, small group of friends feels like an extension of their own house and day-to-day life.
For you, extended hours to suit shift work or ‘part day’ care … View more
Our home based early learning offers flexibility for the whole family. For your child, care in a home setting with one educator and a familiar, small group of friends feels like an extension of their own house and day-to-day life.
For you, extended hours to suit shift work or ‘part day’ care is available from some of our educators. Plus, you’ll find your educator becomes part of the family – a trusted friend who may be able to offer extra hours, and other care support if needed. Message us today to talk about your child's early learning options.

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69 days ago

Messy play - Korihori pōrehe

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

There are many benefits to children having the opportunity to experiment with messy play. The link below explains the learning benefits of messy play, how adults can help during these activities and some recipes for gloop, finger paint and slime.

I would love to hear your feedback or see your … View more
There are many benefits to children having the opportunity to experiment with messy play. The link below explains the learning benefits of messy play, how adults can help during these activities and some recipes for gloop, finger paint and slime.

I would love to hear your feedback or see your pictures if you give any of these recipes a go at home. If you have any other ideas for messy play I would love to hear them too.

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83 days ago

Work from home

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

At Barnardos Early Learning we are passionate about children! Our dedicated home-based Educators provide high quality education and care for children from 6 weeks - 5 years. We offer you free Level 4 training and many other resources. If you would like to become part of our dynamic team, and work … View moreAt Barnardos Early Learning we are passionate about children! Our dedicated home-based Educators provide high quality education and care for children from 6 weeks - 5 years. We offer you free Level 4 training and many other resources. If you would like to become part of our dynamic team, and work from home as an Educator, please text or call Angela Browne one of our Early Learning Consultant’s on 027 253 2798 or email angela.browne@barnardos.org.nz. Angela will run through the process for you and can answer any questions. You will get plenty of support to help you run your own business. We are looking for new Educators now, so please contact Angela today.

92 days ago

Home Based care

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

At Barnardos Early Learning we are passionate about children! Our dedicated home-based Educators provide high quality education and care for children from 6 weeks - 5 years. We offer you free Level 4 training and many other resources. If you would like to become part of our dynamic team, and work … View moreAt Barnardos Early Learning we are passionate about children! Our dedicated home-based Educators provide high quality education and care for children from 6 weeks - 5 years. We offer you free Level 4 training and many other resources. If you would like to become part of our dynamic team, and work from home as an Educator, please text or call Angela Browne one of our Early Learning Consultant’s on 027 253 2798 or email angela.browne@barnardos.org.nz. Angela will run through the process for you and can answer any questions. You will get plenty of support to help you run your own business. We are looking for new Educators now, so please contact Angela today.

112 days ago

Why reading to your child supports literacy development

Lisa Halliwell from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Shared reading with parents and whānau is an important component of a stimulating home literacy environment. Such an environment has many benefits, including for young children’s emerging literacy skills.
Have a look at this article from Brainwave

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120 days ago

Winter weather

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Make the most of opportunities to get outside when you can;
* Going for walks in the rain
* Playing in the mud

*Jumping in the puddles

* Going for a nature walk

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192 days ago

Mother's Day

Lisa Halliwell from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Here is a lovely Mother's Day Poem you could print out and give to mum with a lovely little pot plant that your preschooler has helped you plant.

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220 days ago

Homebased Educator Job opportunity

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

We are actively looking for Educators.
Are you passionate about children?
We have rewarding work and free training opportunities for you to become a home-based early learning educator.
Please contact Claire on 04 8011 673 or 027 2014165

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238 days ago

Yoga - fun with Children

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Yoga is a great way for children to begin to understand how their bodies work and become spatially aware. Yoga helps to train the mind to focus on the task at hand supporting ‘mindfulness’ and a sense of calm.

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251 days ago

Sleep - A hot topic and often tricky.

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Wellington
A few tips:
Set up a Bedtime routine that is happy and calm.
Be consistent – follow the schedule you have set.
When it is time for sleep, leave the room.
If they get upset, say you will come back and check on them and do check back every ten … View more
Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Wellington
A few tips:
Set up a Bedtime routine that is happy and calm.
Be consistent – follow the schedule you have set.
When it is time for sleep, leave the room.
If they get upset, say you will come back and check on them and do check back every ten minutes.
Be boring and don’t engage, and here is a good tip, fold the washing if you stay in the room!
Best tip: start them when they are young, put them into their cot when they are sleepy but not asleep so they learn to self-settle.

See S.K.I.P. for more helpful information
whanau.skip.org.nz...

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266 days ago

Children's Day

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

To all our wonderful whanau
Happy New Zealand Children's Day on 3rd March.
From the Early Learning team at Barnardos Home Based, Wellington.

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364 days ago

Yoga for young children

Lisa Halliwell from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

We recently had Bibi speak to us at our conference on how yoga can support emotional development and resilience in young children. More and more young children are suffering from anxiety and mental health issues. Support young children in coping with the busy stressful world we live in through … View moreWe recently had Bibi speak to us at our conference on how yoga can support emotional development and resilience in young children. More and more young children are suffering from anxiety and mental health issues. Support young children in coping with the busy stressful world we live in through yoga. Here is a restful pose and a sequence of poses to try with your child.

Still your body, still your mind. Peacefulness



Sun Salutation a complete body work over

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402 days ago

Home Base Educators

Claire Pavitt from Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Lower Hutt

We are actively looking for Educators.
Are you passionate about children?
We have rewarding work and training opportunities for you to become a home-based early learning educator.
Please contact Claire on 04 8011 673 or 027 2014165

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