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Porse in Home Childcare Puts Children First

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Porse in Home Childcare Puts Children First

PORSE in-home childcare is concerned with the statements made by the Ministry of Education regarding Government subsidies for early childhood education being used to pay for housework.

“PORSE provides our children with a stable and secure learning environment. Providing care around the child and developing strong bonds between educators and children has significant educational benefits.” said PORSE founder and Managing Director Jenny Yule.

“The Ministry has misunderstood how in-home childcare works. PORSE has always put the education and care of the child first. Part of that is involving young children in tasks around the home which give them useful skills for later in life. This includes things like getting children involved in baking and washing. That’s not housework, its homework,” said Ms Yule.

PORSE’s low educator to child ratios and small group numbers mean that the care and education of its children can be tailored to their routines and their particular interests, which cannot happen in larger centre-based providers. There are also significant economic benefits to in-home learning, which are good for both the child and their families.

“Often parents don’t want to go back to work because of the cost of childcare. However in-home childcare is much more affordable. Having children cared for in the home also reassures parents that their children will be well looked after, so that they can return to the workforce”, said Ms Yule.

PORSE is concerned that comments from the New Zealand Home-based Education Association have unhelpfully muddied the conversation around the Ministry of Education’s review of home-based early childhood education. PORSE is not a member of the Associate and does not agree with its position.

“There has been misinformation regarding home-based early childhood education and in-home learning. We urge the Ministry to listen to the facts and to bring an open mind to the review”, said Ms Yule.

PORSE will be actively engaging with the Ministry of Education and the review of home-based early childhood education to promote good outcomes for children in the sector. PORSE hopes that the review will provide the Ministry with a new opportunity to support children through in-home learning.

PORSE has been operating since 1994. It provides quality early childhood education and care across New Zealand, supporting 7000 children and their families.

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