What happens in homebased childcare and learning at Bright Futures
“Parents know what is best for their child and home based childcare and learning allows flexibility to consider specific needs of each family.
As a not for profit organisation we have a social services ethos.
Bright Futures is responsive to community needs and welcome feedback from whanau.
All children should have access to quality early learning.
We try to keep our rates affordable and we do not charge extra for the 20 hours free ECE provided through Ministry of Education.
For example, last year we were able to support families in difficult situations and commit sponsorship of children's education and care to the value of $44,000.”- Shelley, Bright Futures Manager
Bright Futures educarers have FREE access to toy libraries, equipment such as car seats, nursery equipment and high chairs, and educational resources and consumable play equipment.
The small group setting in home (no more than 4 children and no more than 2 children under 2 yrs old) means children can learn at an unhurried pace and they form a strong connection with their educator.
Playgroups and outings are an important part of the children's early learning experience. In Napier, for example, there are 3 organised playgroups each week. Hastings and Waipukurau branches also hold weekly playgroups.Music sessions, kindy gym and excursions complement the programme.
Bright Futures is a service under the umbrella of the Napier Family Centre – an organisation committed to assisting families to be the best family they can be through household budget advice, counselling, parenting advice and our work with children and youth.
The visiting teachers are qualified, registered early childhood education teachers and fully support the educarers in their work with the children.
Bright Futures • phone 0508 678 910 • email us