BestStart Blog

Monthly Archives: October 2016

ABC Arawhata’s Bee Healthy Visit

The Teaching Team at ABC Arawhata have been doing a lot of work around Oral Hygiene and the Healthy Heart Award with the tamariki. We have had a lot of fun getting our vegetable garden all ready for the new season vegetables, lots of active movement activities and today we had the great pleasure of […]

Read the full article

Diwali at Community Kindy Melling

On Friday 28th October Community Kindy Melling celebrated Diwali – the Festival of Lights. The children have been learning about the Story of Diwali, lighting the way back to Ayodhya to guide Prince Rama back to his kingdom.  We had a number of parents share their traditional dress and food with the children. The children designed […]

Read the full article

Pet week at ABC Tauranga Central

Last week at at ABC Tauranga Central, we had Pet Week.  A few of our tamariki brought in their family pets for a visit.  What an amazing experience had by all our tamariki as they were given the opportunity to meet Hershey, Blaze, Mrs Jingles, Kiwi, Bazil and the bearded dragon.  Our tamariki were very […]

Read the full article

Community Kindy Heuheu Sensory Play

At Community Kindy Heuheu Street, our tamariki have learning about different textures together. Having shaving foam on top of a block of ice. Great sensory play The tamariki have been discovering the insides of a dvd player this week. Lots of small screws to take out. Lots of negotiating on what parts to take out […]

Read the full article

ABC Tauranga Central’s Pepi Room – Real Play Day

Our Pepi Room at ABC Tauranga Central is focusing on independence where we support our pepis to have confidence in themselves and their abilities, we had a real play day where the children had the opportunity to use real equipment that they experience outside the centre allowing them to build connections between home and their day […]

Read the full article

First Steps Vardon Library Visit

At First Steps Vardon, we love literacy!! To help promote and foster this interest, some of the akonga went out into the community on a walk to the local library. Before we left the centre, we talked about road safety, and what we need to remember about, when we are walking near a road. The akonga remembered […]

Read the full article

EduKids Remuera’s children go food shopping

EduKids Remuera’s butterfly room’s children developed interest  in carrying bags and shopping baskets around the room so the teachers planned a trip to the local countdown.  It was a great opportunity for the children to experience food shopping with their friends. The teachers purchased all the ingredients required for baking cookies.  The children were very excited to help with the shopping […]

Read the full article

TopKids Pyes Pa celebrate supermarket opening

The children from TopKids Pyes Pa had the privilege of helping to open the new supermarket in our Pyes Pa complex.  The children were invited to sing at the grand opening.  They were super excited and did an amazing job of captivating their audience!!!    

Read the full article

TopKids Dey Street Disco

At TopKids Dey Street, we held our very first disco, complete with a dancing room, goodie bags filled with glo sticks, an ice cream sundae bar and photo booth.  We had over 100 of our centre community attend our disco – it was great to see our community come together for an evening of fun […]

Read the full article

BestStart Fire Truck visits TopKids Dey

At TopKids Dey Street, we were very lucky to have a visit from Morris and his team on board the Beststart fire truck.  The fire truck arrived with its music blaring and sirens flashing, increasing the excitement for our children.  We then met Bestie the bear and gave the bear high fives and gentle hugs after […]

Read the full article