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Our Enrolment Process

Pre-Registration

  1. We provide a complete advisory service on anything and everything to do with Nannies and Educators.  Call us free on 0508 445 437 or contact us through the contacts page if there is anything at all that you need to know!
     
  2. Tree 250We can help you find a suitable Nanny or Educator, or you may have everything in place already. 
     
  3. To be eligible with a Nanny, they must be over 17 and your home must comply with our Home Safety Guidelines.
     
  4. All of our Home-Based Educators are pre-approved to meet our strict home and safety guidelines. If you are having a Nanny work in your home, then in order to register with us, your home will need to be checked to ensure it is safe for children.  Though it sounds a little daunting (not to mention invasive), the two things we are looking at primarily are a safe, fenced outdoor area for children to play and learn and that there is sufficient guards against risk to children through burning. (Heat guards around fire places and heating equipment).  A comprehensive guide to our home safety requirements can be obtained by giving us a call on our 0508 freephone number.

Registration

  1. Our Visiting Teacher or Representative will call to meet you, your new Educator or Nanny and your child and you will be asked to complete a few simple forms to enroll your child onto our Educational Service.

Post-Registration

  1. They will arrange a suitable day and time to schedule their first visit with your Educator, at which time they will establish and leave a Learning Journal for your child.  This journal will become a valuable keepsake detailing your child's development and learning.
     
  2. Our Visiting Teacher will discuss an Education Programme specifically for your child and encourage your child's Nanny or Educator to:-
    1. Notice significant learning for each child;
    2. Recognise or analyse the specifics of that learning and how it links to Te Wharaki (the Ministry of Education's Early Childhood Curriculum which we explain to you in plain English);
    3. Respond by making decisions about how to extend or move the learning to the next level.
       
  3. In between each visit, your Educator or Nanny will be encouraged to record milestones in the Learning Journal in a number of ways e.g. by using the child's finished art work or photos to show the learning process and/or by writing learning stories about the child's learning experience. Families and the children themselves are also encouraged to contribute to the Learning Journal.
     
  4. At each subsequent visit, the Visiting Teacher will discuss play ideas for the forthcoming month, review the Learning Journal and leave a selection of quality Educational Toys.
In addition to monthly home visits, our Teachers organise play groups, outings and other activities to support educational care to the standards outlined by the Ministry of Education.
 
If you would like to get the process underway, please complete our family application form
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0508 44 54 37

info@homegrownkids.co.nz
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