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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Father’s Day at Montessori Kapiti

During this week, at Montessori Kapiti we have been looking at occupations and what work our Dad does.  We asked the children to bring in a photo of Dad at work and have these hanging on our focus table along with pictures the children have drawn of their Dad.  The children have also secretly been […]

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Daffodil Day at TopKids Dey

For Daffodil Day, the children at TopKids Dey raised money for the Cancer Society by holding a crazy hair and yellow dress-up day!  Children and staff looked amazing with some wild hair styles and bright yellow outfits.  

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Love Grows Brains

We’re super-excited that the Wright Family Foundation has now launched its new initiative Love Grows Brains.  BestStart is owned by the foundation which is run by our founders Wayne and Chloe Wright. Love Grows Brains is a national initiative to communicate with Kiwi parents the importance the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are, and the […]

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Montessori Arrowtown Support the SPCA!

  We have been working hard here at Montessori Arrowtown, our centre have a busy week coming up, supporting the SPCA annual appeal. We are decorating cupcakes for the Cupcake Sale. SPCA is an awesome charity and we love to help!      

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TopKids Virginia Ave’s school visit

At TopKids Virginia Avenue, we wish to give our children transitioning to school the best head start as they set out to conquer their milestones at primary school. To boost their confidence and self-esteem we like to ensure they are familiar with the school environment before starting school, so we work together with schools to […]

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Peech Study

Research in early childhood is growing in importance at BestStart.  We see it as an opportunity to continuously re-evaluate and refine how we provide the highest level of education and care for our children and their Whanau.   We were proud to have been part of the recent research into the teaching of preschool exercise and […]

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Te Ara Kotiri Study Support Programme

At a time when the ECE sector is struggling to attract new teachers into the profession, BestStart decided to step in to do their part in supporting the ECE teachers of our future.  We see some amazing students working for us, doing a fantastic job at juggling work, study and family but also understand the […]

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First Steps Wattle Downs’ action packed month

What a busy month we’ve had at First Steps Wattle Downs VISIT FROM THE POLICE – The police came to visit our centre to talk about car and road safety. Their uniforms stunned our tamariki as they were very quiet once the police walked into the room, which doesn’t happen too often with a room full of 3 […]

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Leadership Conference Recap

It’s now been nearly three months since we gathered all our leaders, from Invercargill to Kaitaia, in Auckland for our 2017 Leadership Conference.  Held each year, our leadership conference is an opportunity for our leaders to network, learn, and celebrate and this year was no different. Our conferences are always opened by our long-standing CEO […]

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Community Kindy Marne Road’s rocket launch

The children of Community Kindy Marne Road are really interested in space and rockets and were so excited to meet “James the rocket man”.  We did an experiment with water, pressure and plastic bottles to make our own rocket. The children stood in anticipation as they watched the first bottle rocket launch and then the fun began. […]

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