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Welcome to Building Blocks

Your Child's Home for Learning and Growth

Manawatū's premier home-based childcare service, committed to providing a safe, stimulating, and homely setting. Allowing your child to flourish and reach their full potential.

Become an Educator

Embark on a rewarding journey as a home-based educator! Join our supportive community, make a difference in children's lives, and enjoy the flexibility of nurturing young minds from the comfort of your home. Start your fulfilling career today!

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Enrol Your Child

Give your child a great head start with nurturing home-based childcare. With personalised attention and a supportive community, we offer the perfect environment for your little one to thrive. Secure your position and enroll now!

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At Building Blocks, we understand the significance of the home as a child's first place of learning. We are a locally owned and operated home-based childcare business located in the heart of Manawatū.

Our mission is to provide a nurturing and educational environment where children can thrive and develop their full potential.

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Why Choose Building Blocks?

  • Locally owned and operated.
  • Manawatū's leading home-based education and childcare specialists.
  • Flexibility to accommodate your family's unique needs.
  • Whanau Subsidies to ease emotional and financial burdens.
  • A dedicated team of exceptional qualified educators.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of care and education.
  • WINZ and ECE subsidies available.

Our Philosophy

"It takes a village to raise a child," and we wholeheartedly believe in the power of this concept. We strive to create a supportive "village" for your child within our home-based childcare program. We know that many of the experiences a child has at home shape their future, and we aim to provide a safe, caring, and enriching environment where they can flourish.

Tailored Childcare Solutions

Family is at the core of our approach. We work closely with you, the family, to develop a childcare package that aligns with your unique needs and circumstances. We understand that the decision to work can be accompanied by various emotional and financial challenges, and we offer Whanau Subsidies to assist in this important journey.

Every family is distinct, and we treat each one as such. Our education and childcare services are entirely customised to meet your family's specific requirements, ensuring that your child receives the care and education they deserve.

Exceptional Educators

At Building Blocks, we take pride in our exceptional team of educators. We carefully select and contract educators who uphold the highest standards of care and education. We hold our educators to the same standards we would expect for our own children. All of our educators strictly comply with the Ministry of Education Home-based care regulations, ensuring the highest quality of care for your child.

Our educators understand that they hold one of the most responsible positions in our society today. The well-being and growth of your child is their top priority, and they take this responsibility seriously.

Michaela's Passion for Early Childhood Education

As a registered teacher, moving to in home from a centre was a big scary jump in my career. 

It all sounded too good to be true. Here I am nearly 3 years later still waiting for the catch. It’s not a career anymore, I now do something everyday that I love doing. The one on one time with the tamariki everyday, going on adventures, & exploring new environments within our community, extending tamariki interests & ideas the same day as the interest comes along is something really special.

Being an in home educator with Building Blocks is an amazing chapter of my life, it’s not a 9-5 job, it’s a supportive community. The families & coordinators I have met have all become a part of my home & my children’s lives. The growing & learning I see everyday within my in home children & my own daughter who goes to another Building Blocks educator, shows that Building Blocks really does support quality early learnings.

Michaela
Building Blocks Educator since June 2021
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Why home based education?

Home-based childcare offers an intimate and family-like environment, allowing children to thrive in a familiar setting. Our carefully selected educators provide personalised attention, tailored learning experiences, and individualised support to cater to the specific needs of each child. With smaller group sizes, children can form meaningful relationships and develop essential social skills.

  • Safe and Loving Environment:

    Our homes are inspected and certified to meet the highest safety standards, ensuring your child's well-being is always prioritised.

  • Qualified and Caring Educators:

    Our educators are chosen for their passion for early childhood education, experience, and dedication to providing exceptional care.

  • Play-Based Learning:

    We believe in the power of play to encourage imagination, problem-solving skills, and a love for learning in children.

  • Age-Appropriate Curriculum:

    Our carefully crafted curriculum fosters growth and development in line with each child's age and developmental stage.

  • Flexible Hours:

    We understand the demands of modern life, which is why we offer flexible childcare options to suit your schedule.

Check out what these great families have to say about Building Blocks!

As both M’s and my first experience with daycare/in home care, I am so happy that we decided to go with Building Blocks and had the care and support from our educators and the team at Building Blocks. I wanted her to be part of a smaller group, like a family and that’s exactly what I got. From the shy little baby she was at the start, to the outgoing and friendly girl she is now, in large part I thank her Building Blocks family.

The P Family

We absolutely loved our time at Building Blocks. Our educator is the best! She goes above and beyond for her families. Our journals were amazing, I felt like I was there on their outings. D totally loved his time there and we always recommend Building Blocks

The B Family

Beyond satisfied with Building Blocks. Totally satisfied with our educator, wish you had educators where we are moving to!!

The W Family

I am so thankful for our educator, she went above and beyond! We loved the activities L got to experience at Building Blocks & the updates / pictures.

The C Family

M loved going to music and playgroup. She is always super excited to leave the house on those days.

The G Family

Our educator is a warm and inviting home educator who has welcomed and loved my children like one of her own. Her family has become part of ours & we are so very lucky to have met her. She is everything you could ask for in a carer.

The S Family

Extremely satisfied with our educator. Would definitely recommend you guys to anyone.

The D Family

Absolutely would recommend Building Blocks.

The S Family

We are taking enrollments now!

Choosing the right childcare provider is a significant decision for any parent, and we are here to make that process seamless for you. We invite you to come and visit our loving homes, meet our educators, and experience the warmth and care we provide firsthand.

Contact us today to schedule a visit or to learn more about Building Blocks

We look forward to partnering with you in your child's early education journey and providing a home away from home for your little one.

Let's build a happy and nurturing foundation together!

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