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Monthly Archives: February 2017

First Steps Peachgrove explore the park

What an amazing adventure we had at First Steps Peachgrove. The children took part in their weekly forest day and had so much fun exploring in a near by park. They got to see a plane flying from high above and were curious to know where it was going. They explored the wonders of nature […]

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Muddy Puddles at ABC Dannemora

What a great way to make the most of the muddy puddles in our playground!  ABC Dannemora’s playground is currently is  under construction.   To make the most out of the rain,   our babies loved splashing and jumping in puddles.  The children enjoyed playing in puddles and had a  great sensory learning and physical experience.    

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Plunket visit ABC Redwood

Here at ABC Redwood we are excited to have had our first visit from the mobile Plunket bus. The Plunket bus was available for families to meet with a Plunket nurse and have their child’s Plunket check or to ask questions or for advice. We really appreciate the work Plunket does within our community so are glad […]

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Paper Party at First Steps Waiuku

With the current summer rainy days, the teachers and children at First Steps Waiuku decided to have a paper party! They had a room full of shredded paper for the children to throw about and have lots of fun! James – one of the teachers –  put the ceiling fan on and opened a window, and one child noticed the […]

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TopKids Puketaha’s Plunket Fundraiser

At TopKids Puketaha, we’ve been hard at work on our Plunket Fundraising idea. We wanted to make something visual for our children as they donated to make it a bit more meaningful for them. The nursery children helped to paint a blue board, then we left the paint on the ground next to it and a […]

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ABC Papamoa’s picnic at Motiti Reserve

The children, staff, and families at ABC Papamoa love getting out in to our community and enjoying what is on offer in the area. One of our regular events is our annual family picnic dinner at Motiti reserve. The convenience of the playground, toilet, and large open space makes for a wonderful venue for this […]

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Montessori School House visit Seeley’s Gully

As part of the Montessori School House programme, we visit Seeley’s Gully every week. This provides an opportunity for our tamariki to learn about nature and science alongside our bi-cultural heritage. Seeley’s Gully is a natural outdoor environment rich with learning opportunities around discovery and exploration. Today the children had a fantastic time learning about […]

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Community Kindy Richmond’s Sports Day

Community Kindy Richmond hosted a Sports Day at the Waipahihi Reserve to fundraise for Plunket New Zealand’s 1000 Days to #RaiseABundle campaign. Our children were joined by parents and whanau, Hellene Taupo Plunket Community Services Co-ordinator and Beth Wills and her New Entrant teaching team and children from Waipahihi School who all enjoyed the organised […]

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EduKids Faringdon’s Relationship with Lemonwood Grove School

EduKids Faringdon recently had their first transition visit to the newly opened Lemonwood Grove School.  They had been working with the teaching team prior to their opening, building relationships with them. The teachers have been visiting the centre over the last year, spending time with the children in our prep room. Building a relationship with the school […]

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