With the fine weather we have been encouraging the children to play outside.
First Step Maich welcomes five super stars to their team.
“Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua”. Walk backwards into our future with our eyes fixed on our past...
One of our tamariki found out that she needed to go dairy free so we all made almond milk!
At TopKids Virginia we recently celebrated Chinese New Year in a very special way.
Our little trip was a great opportunity for the children to extend on their interests of animals an...
Ensuring our children are ready for the next step in their educational journey is an important focus...
Summer is a fantastic time to teach the children about healthy eating and what plants need to grow,...
Doing our bit to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Our centre's vision is "No dream too big", so we decided to make some dreams come true and take our...
At BestStart Mangorei we provide children with daily opportunities to become school ready, integrate...
The Preschool have been working hard to discover how to make the biggest bubbles possible.
During February it's been all about exploration for the the children at BestStart Glasgow Street
In Te Tipu Room, gardening is an ongoing activity as well as part of the sustainability project wor...
Our children love role play so we created a doctors surgery with a receptionist desk, a patient's be...
Last week we organised a trip down to the riverbank where a group of children and teachers had a bla...
Here at Topkids Pukuatua we set up 'The Tower Challenge'.
We have been so lucky this week, with two special visitors,.
Creating our on song lyrics with one of our talented teachers, Neil on guitar, nga tamariki wrote th...
Children are engaged in science whenever they are learning about the world around them.
EduKids Papatoetoe celebrated Healthy Heart Day by wearing red, participating in a variety of sports...
At BestStart Merivale, we are so fortunate because the Papanui library is just up the road from us.
Today we went for our first trip for the year to Roydvale School.
At BestStart Nottingham Avenue, we value and respect the diversity of our whanau, and celebrate the...
This month we had a great time celebrating Chinese New Year!
The potato competition has become a very important date on our centre whānau calendar.
That’s mine! Teaching your toddler or pre-schooler to share can be tricky.
Our preschoolers have done an absolutely amazing job at looking after their garden this term!
ABC Monokia promotes the wounder of curiosity and exploration within the centre environment
We celebrated Healthy Heart Week and wore a different colour each day of the week.
We sure are healthy eaters here at First Steps Papatoetoe!
Another fun celebration of Chinese New Year! Our tamariki at BestStart Meadowbank thoroughly en...
We have been using Ice as a sensory play activity.
It has been such a nice hot summer and the children have loved playing outside in both the under two...
At Best Start Vivian Street everyday we have a reason to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
At ABC Dinsdale we have the opportunity to visit hemi tapu marae on a weekly basis.
BestStart Vivian Street's children love going to visit and delight the residents in our local commun...
We actively take part in the “Get out, Stay out” programme for preschool children
We had a sleep consultant at Burnside for all our amazing families really struggling with their babi...
Today we had some stepping poles installed alongside our sandpit.
Community Kindy Greenwood street have started their Hemi Tapu Marae visits again for 2019.
As tamariki in our Preschool Room approach their transition to school, they are regularly involved i...
At BestStart Heuheu St Kindy we were given some take away cups from Wild Bean Cafe.
We hired a bouncy castle which was exciting for children of all ages.
We were lucky to be selected by Ezra Builders, a locally owned and operated business, as the recipie...
What better way to start a Friday than by exploring a trough full of overflowing bubbles!
At First Steps Newmarket, we value each parent as an important part of their child’s overall growth...
Last Wednesday we had Ally from the SPCA visit to share their Empathy programme with us.
Celebrating Valentine's Day
Here at BestStart Riccarton, we always embrace the opportunity to learn about another culture.
Montessori Otumoetai went for a walk a thon during the Healthy heart Appeal Week.
Local business Inframax donated a whole box of Red Band gumboots to the BestStart Stratford children...
Here at ABC Monokia we strengthen the relationships that we hold precious with in our centre setting...
The children all enjoyed exploring their new space, finding their hook for their bag and having lots...
The tamariki in BestStart Pacey's infant and toddler room absolutely love water play.
The children at BestStart Pacey learnt about some of the Chinese culture, and the significance of th...
Look at our tadpoles that have grown into frogs!
We love gardening at ABC Howick and soon our little wonders will be reaping our harvest.
Thank you to all who contributed to Little Heart Day.
The tamariki from the Kiwi Room recently went for an adventure up Mt Hobson
The tuakana–teina relationship, an integral part of traditional Māori society, provides a model for...
We absolutely love our Tornado Toddler Tuesdays
Did you see us in the Christmas Parade!?
One of our creative teachers organised with the Qioa Yi Hong De Lion Dance Team Christchurch, to hir...
Our under two's room The Pukeko Nest, is full of exploration, love and respectful practices,
Chinese New Year is also called Lunar New Year. 2019 is the year of Pig, the celebration starts Feb...
For the last few weeks in Senior Kindy, we have been learning all about the celebration of Chinese N...
Our preschoolers and toddlers went on their separate walks in support of Heart Foundation's Healthy...
ABC Kawaha Point were gifted some plums from our lovely whanau.
We love the relationship that we have with Clayton Park Primary School which we continue to build on...
First Steps Everglade Preschool had an awesome Healthy Heart Day celebration!
Here is one of many examples of how our children show they have a strong sense of belonging, ownersh...
Both casas at BestStart Montessori Taradale have been celebrating Chinese New Year with the children...
We celebrate and acknowledge Tiriti o Waitangi in different ways in order to make it relevant to ou...
This weekend is Art Deco weekend in sunny Hawkes Bay so we celebrated by dressing up and enjoying...
Over the last week, we have been extremely busy here at ABC Katikati.
We had some lovely new plants put into our playground and we have two new garden beds.
Teaching our tamariki the importance of living a sustainable life is something that we all value and...
It has been an awesome first week here at BestStart Faringdon East.
On Valentines we decided to hold a Big Heart Day to show our support to the Heart Foundation.
Every two weeks we head up the Skyline.
At Edukids East Tamaki, it is our aim to make our tamariki aware of various cultures that are not on...
Last week we celebrated Waitangi day at Topkids Bader.
Today we had the amazing pleasure of having a fire engine visit the centre.
Here at Top kids Te Rapa, we embrace all the cultures
With beautiful warm weather we decided to have a fun day here at BestStart Abacus; exploring Dinosau...
First Steps Waihi had a fabulous summer holiday programme running over Christmas, New Year period.
Today our tamariki harvested the potatoes that they planted and spent months tending to.
At First Steps Vardon, our tamariki thoroughly enjoy water play and what better way to cool off in t...
We have been busy in the Nursery at BestStart Te Awamutu as our tamariki engage in various experienc...
At Frist Steps Mount Maunganui our tamariki love to share with us what interests them.
BestStart Regent Kindy celebrated a healthy heart filled Valentine’s Day.
At ABC Dinsdale we have forest day once a week.
Cefiro recently had the important task of picking the very first apples off our apple trees here at...
The children in the Kawakawa room are really loving bikes and water play.
Summer is here and what better way to cool down and extend on our learning about the sea than with f...
To commemorate Te Tiriti o Waitangi, our Nursery kaiako and tamariki at BestStart Te Awamutu came t...
Topkids Lynmore took the opportunity to invite Jenny Chapman to their Centre to share with the tamar...
Today was valentines day and our tamariki thoroughly enjoyed making all sorts of beautiful treats fo...
One of our amazing parents has donated a sensorial mural for our Nursery garden.
Our Big Heart Day was an awesome day! The tamariki were so excited to bring their wonderfully decor...
On 14th February, 2019, we celebrated “Big Heart Day” at First Steps Coronation.
In celebration of Valentines’ Day, we had a hearty party at the centre!
Our Waitangi Day celebrations at BestStart Riverbend Rd culminated with a Hangi!
BestStart Balclutha were proud to support the Heart Foundation by celebrating Big Heart Day, an ann...
February heralds in Art Deco Week in our beautiful city of Napier, so famous for it's Art Deco delig...
To celebrate and honour Waitangi Day we all came together to share a hangi.
Today we celebrated the Heart Foundation's 'Big Heart Appeal' with a day full of activities.
We decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating something special for somebody that we love.
The children, teachers, parents and whanau came together and had a big celebration in the centre.
Art Deco Week is a very important festival in Napier and we at BestStart Napier Central celebrate i...
Our project plan is currently construction and engineering,
We celebrated Waitangi Day with a very special lunch
We love gardening at ABC Howick and now we have started reaping our harvest!
Glenn from Whangarei Libraries visited us to have his Fun Time Mat Time.
The children in Kowhai have been discovering metamorphosis.
Here at ABC Monokia we love to explore!
What a great learning experience for our tamariki at TopKids Bader.
Empowerment/Whakamana is a key principle in Te Whariki. Practical life activities are one of the way...
Learning about the ocean and all its marine creatures has spread throughout the centre.
The Hei Tiki tamariki of BestStart Kaikohe took on the challenge of walking all the way from our cen...
Our Tamariki enjoy the chance to explore Literacy through the opportunity to recognise the letters i...
Today was a great day to get outside and enjoy the sensory benefits of slime.
Today was the Chinese New Year, the year of the pig and at BestStart Totara
It was so hot today that we had to find another way to cool off.
In Celebration of Waitangi Day, we went on an excursion to Te Papa Tauranga
Both the Harakeke and Toetoe rooms looked at how important it is for us to look after our hauora (w...
You know it's summer when the sunflowers come out!
Our older children role modeled respect with our young children during this fun day
Our children have been learning about bugs in many different ways lately
Today we said goodbye to our beautiful Richa in a very special graduation ceremony.
Today we had an amazing trip to explore our local community, Hare Puke Park, which was recently open...
The tamariki in BestStart Alexandra's Koru (Infant) classroom are discovering the world through th...
We celebrated Chinese New Year today.
We celebrated Chinese New year with our tamariki and teachers
What a busy week for celebration 2019 Chinese New Year, the year of pig!
“He ka mau te wehi” (a fantastic day) happened at ABC Howick, when we celebrated Waitangi Day.
Here we are strengthening our partnership with our parents and involving our whanau.
It was really good to have our whanau come along and be a part of the celebrations at the centre.
Waitangi is an important date on our centre calendar of events, with First Steps Newmarket having a...
We had a wonderful week celebrating Waitangi Day and the importance of the Treaty for Aotearoa.
We packed up the back packs and headed out on a walk to the Museum to learn about how the people of...
A walk to look at different plants sparked a huge interest in honey bees, where they live and how ho...
BestStart Somerfield Kindy celebrated Chinese New Year with Cathy (Juliette’s Mummy).
BestStart Somerfield Kindy had a lovely trip to Coffee Culture recently. We walked together hand in...
Lovely weather and smiles all around at our pool party!
BestStart Waltham Kindy had a visit from the police recently and it was a great learning experience...
Our wonderful Nursery teacher made an icy balloon activity the children just loved.
BestStart Somerfield celebrated the Holi Festival with a burst of colour.
The Tamariki and Kaiako have been enjoying exploring our local areas on excursions.
Today we gathered around to talk about a special event.
ABC Howick started off Chinese New Year celebrations with Chinese dance.
We celebrated Waitangi Day on Tuesday the 5th of Feb. It was a small celebration but an awesome one...
To celebrate Waitangi Day, the Koru Room at BestStart Kelvin Grove built a waka.
The children at BestStart Harrison Street had so much fun at the boys and girls Gym Club recently.
BestStart Balclutha celebrated the year of the pig, Chinese New Year during February.
At Community Kindy waikite children have been exploring some new ideas
Over the summer period we enjoyed an array of different activities from our holiday programme.
Cultural celebrations are an essential part of our curriculum at First Steps Newmarket, and Lunar Ne...
What a refreshing day we had with the many different types of water fun learning opportunities!
We began our special events this year by having a “Water Fun Day".
Our children at ABC Rotorua Central are loving the new challenge added to our playground.
Turning 5 at ABC Rotorua Central is a huge celebration for our children their whanau and the team.
This morning we had a visit from Undercover Cody!
Our orchard our special gem in the middle of Hamilton city.
Community Kindy Waihi has had a fun filled holiday programme!!
Our children and teachers at ABC Bayfair have been enjoying learning about our ocean.
This year we celebrated Chinese New Year by inviting a Chinese Dancing group named Jinyan.
Today we celebrated the Chinese New Year and welcomed the year of the pig with some heart healthy ac...
At TopKids Bader, we were very fortunate to have a visit from the St. John Ambulance team
With these hot days, our Under 2's have loved playing with the water.
ABC Papamoa has had an amazing school holiday programme running this summer.
We had a very special mat time here at BestStart Te Awamutu where we were proud to receive the Healt...
We love our families and had a great time together on the trains at Keirunga Gardens.
Staff, tamariki and parent helpers went on an excursion to watch the Blue's rugby team practice at t...
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