At First Steps Vardon our nursery tamariki got their hands busy with making Anzac biscuits and colla...
For Easter this year we were lucky enough to have Miss Bunny visit our new centre at morning group t...
Easter at ABC Howick is an opportunity to celebrate our togetherness.
We run a Montessori playgroup for children aged 0-3 years old
Come and learn about Montessori philosophy and principles in a lovely, friendly environment with yo...
On this day, tamariki enjoyed showing their grandparents and other special people what happens here...
In the Prep Room the children have been exploring, designing and constructing with loose parts.
Children's visit lights a spark for rest home residents
Here at BestStart Russell St we are all about getting your child ready for school, ready for life!
Having sports fields straight out our back gate gives us the opportunity to ensure we have plenty o...
We set up an exciting outside group art experience for our youngest children and they loved it!
April has been all about enjoying the art of exploration.
The tamariki here at CK Parton are making the most of the sunny weather while it lasts before the co...
BestStart Napier Central went on our Easter excursion to Marewa Park and what a blast we had.
There has been a lot going on this month. So much fun and learning!
We were lucky recently to have a group of students from Shirley Boys High School visit us.
Our tamariki were invited to a special performance at Glenavon Primary.
We have been enjoying the warm Autumn weather at BestStart Wairakei Road.
Lest We Forget
At TopKids Te Rapa the children have been learning about the Maori myth, How Maui Slowed the Sun.
Today we were lucky enough to have a police officer come in for a visit.
Lately, at BestStart Oamaru Kindy, we have been making the most of the beautiful weather!
The children in the Ruma Tuatara (Preschool) at Top Kids Te Rapa are having fun exploring and learni...
We've just had our annual Literacy Week
Some of our children have taken a huge interest in the "bear hunt" book so our amazing teachers have...
During our Annual Easter Party the children were little Easter Bunnies and had a hopping great time...
BestStart Balclutha entered our lovely wee paukena, Kinny in the 2019 South Otago A & P Show Giant P...
Tamariki in the nursery have been having a lot of fun and learning through exploring with shredded...
We were proud to take part in the Arrowtown Autumn Festival
We have a lovely reciprocal relationship with the rest home next door.
For ANZAC 2019 at ABC Springlands we baked some ANZAC cookies in each room
The children had lots of fun carrot hunting for Easter celebration at BestStart Parkside.
Face paint, dress ups and an Easter egg hunt were some of the exciting ways we celebrated Easter her...
We have recently started a new event where we are joining other centres within our community for a s...
Over the last week BestStart Merivale have been learning about the ANZAC’S.
BestStart St Albans is back at there home after a year long adventure at their temporary site.
BestStart Manukau has been very busy talking to children about the significance of Anzac Day
Thank you to our whanau who took the time to come in and take part in our Anzac Day activities
We wanted to mark ANZAC Day with beauty and respect.
What an EGGcellent week we have had at BestStart Waltham Kindy.
At BestStart Tory Street we showed respect to our Sri Lankan community by wearing Sri Lankan flag co...
What a busy 'Easter Fun Day" we had here at BestStart Raumati.
What an adventure we had when we went on our first train ride to meet and listen to Craig Smith - t...
Recently Rachel our centre manager purchased a “celebration sun” which we use to learn about the pas...
To celebrate Anzac Day, we made red poppies for the children to wear and talked about how we are ea...
Today the children had an excursion to a special place of commemoration, Laurie Hall Park
Edukids Papatoetoe is a very multicultural centre
Recently at ABC Papamoa we made gloop, which is great for feeling the slimy texture and having fun d...
Gumboot Friday was a successful, fun filled day at BestStart Balclutha.
Getting to know the people who are special to our children is so meaningful in building strong relat...
We celebrated ANZAC Day to commemorate all those who served and died in military operations for thei...
As we move toward Anzac day, kaiako have shared some information about aspects of The Anzac story.
Today we have begun learning all about ANZAC, starting with the significance of Poppies.
This month the BestStart Manukau tamariki have been busy being creative and celebrating Easter
Today we had some exciting visitors come to preschool. It was fire fighters from the St Albans Fire...
Recently we had a very special Easter Hat Day.
Part of the school holiday fun we have a Bike Day at Merivale!
BestStart Merivale had a lovely trip to Coffee Culture this morning.
Over Easter at Montessori St Albans we had a special visitor at our centre
The Arahis Room had fun exploring and investigating all their working theories related to dinosaurs...
We learnt a lot about Vaisakhi during our celebrations
We decided to go to BullWool Farm Heritage Park for a little bit of exploration and fun!
The current project within the Titoki Room is around What's that Sound?
It's been a busy month at ABC Morrinsville.
To finish our topic of Sea life, the preschool teachers decided to take their tamariki on an excur...
Perfect days mean perfect weather for creating GIANT BUBBLE FUN at Kindy
Over the month in April the tamariki in the Koru Room have been immersed in open ended play.
Why don’t we just make real pies?
This morning we visited three of our local superheros!
We've hidden some rocks...
We had a fabulous turnout at BestStart Havelock North for our fun cultural food evening.
This year to celebrate Easter we invited our friends from Archer retirement village to join us in ce...
Today we had a Family Day in the centre and invited all of our friends, family, and extended whanau...
In role play situations, children develop a wide set of skills they build on as the grow.
We had a special mat time and morning tea to celebrate the arrival of our new centre manager Pip who...
We had a very creative Easter activity at Montessori Johnsonville this year.
In the Ruma Pihipihi we are learning about Rongo the Maori god of peace and cultivated foods. The te...
What a fabulous turnout for our Grandparents and Special Person Day at BestStart Havelock North.
Place Based Education – the history of our place, our people, our land.
Place Based Education – the history of our place, our people, our land.
We celebrated Sinhala/Tamil New Year which is a Sri Lankan New Year.
We were thrilled to celebrate Easter with our community.
This morning we welcomed a very special visitor Easter Bunny
How exciting for our tamariki participating in an Easter Egg Hunt before lunchtime today.
Today as part of our school holiday programme we had pizza day!
We all had fun celebrating the end of the term by dancing the night away.
At BestStart Baverstock Oaks, we love celebrating the diversity of our families.
Last week we were so lucky to be able to go to Fendalton School and visit Margaret’s new entrant cl...
We had a very special visitor today
The senior room tamariki have been absolutely loving anything to do with construction and building...
Our ripper rugby team went to the annual BestStart tournament on 11th April!
We have been enjoying using our kai sharing stand which we have built for our community.
Everyday our tamariki are busy constructing using the recycled yoghurt containers, tins and cups we...
We held our Annual Easter Hunt for 2019 at Central Park, Papakura over the weekend!
Today our children experienced going on a bush walk in the rain!
At Best Start Tauranga Central we believe in incorporating the environment as a third teacher.
Here are four ways to commemorate this special day with your children.
Here at ABC Rototuna we love to keep active.
We've started our Easter celebrations early this year
At BestStart Papanui we encourage our tamariki to explore their curiosity and support children's co...
Here at BestStart Papanui, we love our small home-like nursery.
At ABC Katikati the children have developed a strong interest in what adults do while they are at ch...
What started as a pop-up restaurant in our sandpit with cake as a popular choice on the menu, turned...
Today the tamariki had an absolute blast working together to gather our plants from the garden
Here at BestStart Manly we regularly visit Manly Beach as part of our curriculum.
Our preschool room held a Be School Ready night
We had a special visitor at BestStart Regent Kindy.
Our tamariki went for a walk to the Wellington War Memorial to see the special sculptures and learn...
On Friday 12th April, the Paihamu room had their very first 'Pet Day'
We had fun celebrating with our whanau at our Easter-themed fish 'n' chip evening
Our Pēpē Pod provides our youngest infants with the space and time to move and develop at their own...
Our pirate crew worked hard for the Rippa Rugby tournament this year.
The senior tamariki have been lucky enough to watch the process of caterpillars turning into monarc...
Forest walks provide opportunities to strengthen children’s connections with nature and their local...
We took some of our seniors to the Papakura library to do some research
Children have been enjoying making vehicles especially fire engines out boxes and so we thought a gr...
Our current program is all about Music. With this in mind we headed off to Music Planet which is a s...
Superheroes are a constant in most children's lives but we have taken it a bit further and have been...
Here at First Steps Peachgrove we celebrate our diverse cultures within our centre.
Messy play is so important for our youngest.
We celebrated our big 5 year olds who went off to school at the beginning of the school term 2019 wi...
Over the month of March we celebrated Sea week where we learnt about the importance of looking after...
The start of autumn means many things but to the tamariki in the Fantail Room the falling leaves me...
Recently we had a superhero day, to raise money for our friends in the Muslim community.
The children in the nursery are all very interested in messy play at the moment so we made up some...
Our four year olds had their first transition visit to Papatoetoe Central School
We had Big Blue Bear from Plunket visit our classrooms on Friday last week.
We celebrated Holi on 25 March 2019.
We had “The Bee Lady” come and visit us and teach us about the life of bees.
Gumboot Day, on Friday the 5th of April, was led by New Zealander of the Year, Mike King, and I Am...
At BestStart Beckenham we have a well-established Be School Ready programme to ensure our children...
We had a special Raranga (flax weaving) evening at BestStart Hokowhitu facilitated by our knowledgea...
Recently, the teachers at BestStart Hokowhitu set up an activity for children to encourage their wr...
Today we had a special visit from Swimsation.
Today our preschool did a science experiment
Today was all about Gumboots as we celebrated our very first national Gumboot day.
As we began another month and approach the colder season, the children, whanau and nga kaiako of Be...
At BestStart Kelvin Grove we celebrated Holi Day in a blast of colour.
We love our brand new strollers as they help us to get out and about in our local neighborhood.
At Styx Mill we celebrated Gumbootz Up by making our own stuff gumboots.
Today we visited the Otahuhu Library to attend story time with Tim Bray.
Kaiako, tamariki and whanau had an amazing first week at BestStart Botany junction
The children at BestStart Willowpark have been learning about how we can grow and eat our own produc...
We have set up a Practical Life area outside under the veranda for the older children in Casa di Ami...
We invited our wonderful whanau to come along and enjoy a social evening with our tamariki
In the Preschool we have been working to better empower our tamariki
Here are some tips to make winding back to the clock as smooth as possible.
Last month the children in BestStart Kelvin Grove's Koru Room got involved in lots of sensory exper...
Today ABC Kawaha Point gave thanks back to our whānau and community with Thankful Thursday.
At BestStart Warrington, we believe it is important for our tamariki to learn how to self regulate...
ABC Kawaha Point supported SPCA's Annual Appeal week by having an animal theme dress up day and gold...
What fun we had making some yummy pumpkin soup for lunch.
Today we took a group of our Kea children to Southbrook School for a visit in the new entrant room.
Once a week our eldest children go on an excursion to the Otatara Scenic reserve.
Our babies have been having a great time exploring in our nursery
During our Plunket Appeal week we asked our BestStart South Road parents to bring in a white shirts...
BestStart Manukau feels proud to have supported Plunket during their Annual Plunket Fundraiser Week.
Clair Edgeler is BestStart's National Education leader and has recently been appointed to Teaching...
We go for school visits with our older tamariki to Randwick Primary School every fortnight.
Our garden is ready to harvest!
Today we have been celebrating one of the best assests our little country has to offer, te moana!
Today we were exploring with clay! It felt really funny in our hands.
This week we have had an exciting delivery here at Top Kids Somerset, some fresh sand to top up our...
The children at Community Kindy Waihi have been busy!! Bugs are huge focus at the moment, praying ma...
The children at First Steps have been enjoying activities that are based around complexity of play.
At Best Start Willowpark Road we celebrated the magic of books by dressing up as our favourite chara...
After the tragic events in Christchurch the children and staff at ABC Mayfield decided that we woul...
Crankworx Rotorua took flight in March of 2015, becoming the first Crankworx festival outside of Nor...
Whangamata hosts the biggest hot rod event in NZ and our tamariki were keen to add their own rock n...
When it comes to reading, if children are given choice, their motivation, engagement and achievement...
TopKids New Lynn had a beautiful day celebrating Holi
We have a giving back to the community incentive.
Over the last month many children have shown their interest with vehicles.
As sunrise pierced the dark on this still morning, a karakia rang out to greet the rising sun
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