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Nelson Tasman & Marlborough, NZ

High quality home-based care and learning for pre-schoolers

Need Childcare?

Our Playschools

Become an Educator

Nelson Tasman & Marlborough, NZ

High quality home-based care and learning for pre-schoolers

Need Childcare?

Our Playschools

Become an Educator

Educating from the Heart

Whakaakoranga mai i te ngākau

Boutique Education & Care

Nurture@Home is a local childcare service that covers the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough regions providing boutique early childhood care & education through our team of nurturing Educators who are infused with a love of learning; providing safe, heart-led, loving, respectful and stimulating environments for all children to blossom. We believe Home is where the Heart is and that the child is at the Heart of the matter.

Need Childcare?

Our passionate team of heart-led Educators are carefully chosen and whom we believe will provide the level of nurturing care we expect! All of our Educators are safety checked and are genuinely passionate about providing quality early childhood care and education.

Our Home Educators/Kaipoipoi work from their own homes with a maximum of four children, creating a positive, nurturing environment and provide a rich programme to support each child/tamaiti to achieve their full potential.

Our Nanny Educators/Kaipoipoi attend to your childs/tamaiti needs, supporting their learning and development in the comfort of the childs/tamaiti own home. Nanny Educators/Kaipoipoi can also work alongside the families/whanau in a support role.

Our FREE Playschools

Children learn best through play and that is why we provide two Nurture@Home Playschools EVERY WEEK during term time.

Playschools provide lots of socialisation opportunities for children and adults and our Playschools are open to anyone in the community so you are welcome to join us.

We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and passionate about our active programme of activities full or rich learning experiences. Time and time again research shows that group size and child to adult ratios are key factors in quality outcomes for children. Providing tamariki with the opportunity to unfold and learn at their own pace and develop to their fullest potential.

Become an Educator

Enjoy the benefits of being self employed, make life-long friendships and a great income all while being involved in children’s learning as part of a great team.

Working as an Educator with Nurture@Home as your support network you become part of a fun, nurturing and professional team, caring for children in your own home as an at-home Educator or in the families home as a Nanny Educator. You can choose to work part-time or full-time and choose hours to suit your own family.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining our team.


At Nurture@Home Childcare & Education we are passionate about supporting children to connect with nature and Papatuanuku.

At our weekly NatureFocus the environments offer a variety of possibilities for exploring, planning, reasoning & learning as the children are able to study, discover, investigate and search. Developing a sense of belonging in their community and an attachment with nature.

At Nurture@Home Childcare & Education the children’s relationship to Papatūānuku is based on whakapapa, respect and aroha.

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Nurture at Home Education & Care7 hours ago
Meet Charlene, our newest home-based Early Childhood Educator!

We are SO excited to welcome Charlene to our team.
Based In the Wakatu area of Nelson, Charlene brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as a trained teacher and has previously worked as a home-based Educator in the Wanaka area before making the big move with her gorgeous family up to sunny Nelson recently!

We are looking forward to connecting families with Charlene for an amazing ECE journey together. ❤❤❤❤❤

Charlene has got availability within her boutique early learning setting each day between Tuesday-Friday and is flexible to meet the needs of you and your family. She has a large outdoor play space complete with playground set up and large green field for exploration, and she also provides a wide array of learning experiences and adventure outings for children aged 0-5
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Nurture at Home Education & Care24 hours ago


Announcement coming soon with a truely magnificent giveaway that has been put together for us from the lovely Mandy at Nikau Cottage Keep posted! 🙂

Like and Share this post for an EXTRA entry into the final giveaway 🙂
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Nurture at Home Education & Care2 days ago

Circus Quirkus has been organised as a special outing to bring some joy and laughter to children, teenagers and families who have been having a hard time due to illness, disabilities or other health and social related difficulties.

Nurture@Home have been given 5 tickets to this wonderfully hilarious circus show to pass on to a family of 5, so please simply tag someone who could use some joy and laughter in their family right now and we will randomly select someone to use these tickets for the upcoming show in Nelson.

Thank you kindly to Circus Quirkus, the Lions Club and other local businesses who have put this together to make this happen!

*This is open to people in the Nelson area who are able to attend the 7.30pm show on Friday 10th May 2024.
*They are being given away to a family of 5 who meet the above criteria.
*If you are unable to attend on the day for any reason, the tickets must then be given away to another family to enjoy.

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Nurture at Home Education & Care3 days ago
Barnardos Nelson have some exciting and new courses coming up for parents, step-parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, foster carers, and anyone else involved in parenting children between the ages of 4-14: Cost = FREE!

Building Blocks for Attachment (6-week morning course) - starting Tuesday 7th May
Parenting Today’s Kids (6-week morning course) - starting Wednesday 8th May
Building Great Families (5-week evening course) - starting Wednesday 15th May

If you are interested in joining in the courses that cover off some great parenting topics for raising children then call 03 539 0019 or email [email protected]

We have lived overseas and in other cities in New Zealand and I can easily say that Nuture@Home has been the best childcare provider we have used. All the staff are so enthusiastic and keen and most importantly child-focused. In fact, we have referred many of our work colleagues and friends on to Nuture@Home as we have been so impressed by every aspect of their organisation. They pay particular attention to a child’s individuality and are delighted with their developments and achievements. We like Nurture@Home’s approach where time and care are invested in each child ensuring they thrive in their home environment.

My son will miss his outings to play-school very much when he begins school later this year!

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