Our Stories

Big surprise for single mum

Single mum Sian Gulliford works hard to provide for her little boy Luca, sometimes working 10 hour days. She’s a Barista at a local café in Mount Maunganui, so when it comes to childcare she needs flexibility and reliability, because she has to drop Luca off at 6.30am each morning. In January she found PORSE […]

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Nanny sharing a popular choice

Sharing a nanny between families is a trend that’s on the up with the number of PORSE Nanny share placements in Auckland tripling in the last year! Auckland parents Wayne and Melanie Ilich and Fran and Dave Burley say their nanny share has become a ‘godsend’. Nanny Debbie Kessell cares for Sophie Ilich (two) and […]

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A colourful start at home

Excitement levels are always high at Hindi Educator Nimmi Chhabra’s house, as she and her PORSE children often share a dress up day and an authentic home-cooked lunch. Activities like these are common at Nimmi’s Botany home and are part of her culture that she is proud to show off to her two PORSE children […]

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Making food for fussy eaters

If there’s one thing Healthy Food Guide Nutritionist Claire Turnbull has learnt from having a toddler, it’s that meal times can be fickle but rather than fight it, she’s found ways to make it work and for making food to go further. How would you describe Zac’s eating habits and what are your tips to […]

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Focus on you

Dorothy Waide is one of the world’s most sought-after baby consultants, celebrated for her practical approach to baby care, practiced over a career spanning three decades. Here she offers some sound advice for new mums on the importance of looking after yourself. The early stage of parenting is extremely physical and emotionally draining yet your […]

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Building relationships with technology

Louisa Picker used to sit behind a desk, working in demanding marketing communications roles for over ten years. Now she is holding down a high-powered job of another kind, influencing ‘little peoples’ lives and loving every minute of it. “The career change is the best thing I ever did. Relationships and people have always driven […]

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