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Infant Brain Development

The first three years of life is crucial for infant brain development. This is when the human brain does most of it's hard wiring making millions of connections. These connections are formed in direct response to the child's/tamaiti environment. Nature,…

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Attachment relationships form the basis for children/tamariki thriving. What is attachment? Attachment develops through one-to-one interactions between adults and infants. Early interactions shape the wiring in the brain and establish patterns for how the child will develop relationships as they…

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Shells, Stones & Sparkling Sand

  Here at Nurture@Home we are passionate about providing children with outdoor experiences. OUDOOR EXPERIENCES- WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Learning outside supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and…

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Settling Children into Child Care

Settling children into child care can be an exciting, emotional and stressful time – for parents, educators and children! Separation anxiety is a natural stage in children’s development and is actually a normal response in young children that indicates a…

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Nurture in Nature – Natureplay

EXPERIENCING NATURE THROUGH NATUREPLAY! Our aim is to encourage children's natural curiosity about nature and the outside environment. We work as advocates of the new revolution 'No Cotton Wool Kids', and with this in mind we have created Wheako Taiao…

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