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Monthly Archives: February 2018

ABC Glenfield love rice paper rolls!

ABC Glenfield held an event on Tuesday 13th February to celebrate Chinese New Year. The children and their whanau made rice paper rolls as well as taking part in art activities that were based around it being the year of the Dog.  We had such a great turn out and could not believe how many rice […]

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Zooming around at First Steps Wattle Downs

On Friday the 23rd February, First Steps Wattle Downs decided to support the Heart Foundation for Have a Heart Day by inviting all of our tamariki to bring their bikes in and dress in red.  Lucky for us, the weather was perfect – not too hot and filled with clouds. We transformed our Preschool Pukeko […]

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ABC Rotorua Central visit Paradise Valley

Yesterday 50 children and 30 grown up’s from ABC Rotorua Central had a fantastic visit to Paradise Valley park. We saw so many exciting things like Lions, Huge Trout, Farm Animals, Wallabies and Native Birds. We loved walking in our beautiful forest environment.

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EduKids Baverstock’s hearty achievement

In less than 12 months, EduKids Baverstock managed to achieve Pa Harakeke (Gold) Award with the Heart Foundation, it was an impressive result that involved parent and teacher contribution and participation, including 17 EduKids staff and family participating in ASB Marathon 2017. The presentation for the award was celebrated by EduKids families and whanau on 17th […]

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Research and adventure at EduKids Remuera

When the children from EduKids Remuera came back from holidays, they discovered hundreds of acorns in our playground. The children collected them with their teachers who posed the question, “What is an acorn?” After a month’s open ended questions and research children learnt about, seed, embryo, germination, pollination and many other stages and terminologies related to the lifecycle of a plant. […]

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Community Kindy Portage Rd’s special guest

The children at Community Kindy Portage Rd we were very excited to have Author Claire Bunt come along to read us her story, The Green Hat that Blew Away.  We all gathered together on the mat to listen to Claire reading and the children were fascinated to discover that Claire was the lady in the […]

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First Steps Grey Lynn Animates adventure

The children at First Steps Grey Lynn have been super interested in birds lately so we decided to visit Animates! We walked to the local Animates in Richmond Road and the children were so excited to see birds, a lizard, a rat, a bunny, Guinea pigs, fish, kittens, animal toys, and one of our children even […]

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Baby massage at TopKids Mangorei

Today TopKids Mangorei were delighted to have Sara Nicholson, our teacher in the Kaitake Room, join us in the Pouakai (Infant) Room. Sara is trained in Swedish Therapeutic Relaxation Massage and supported us  today to learn a little bit about how to perform this massage with our youngest children. Massage helps our young children relax, […]

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EduKids Manukau Waitangi celebrations

In honour of Waitangi Day, First Steps Papatoetoe invited our kaiako to bring some tamariki from EduKids Manukau to join them in a celebration morning tea. First Steps Papatoetoe displayed lovely hospitality as the children and teachers of the Toetoe room  welcomed us into their centre with greeting songs and through traditional Maori hongi, acknowledging […]

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Hair Cut Time at Edukids Marshlands

Every 6 weeks, Jo our Hair dresser comes along to Edukids Marshlands for the day and does hair cuts for the children. The parents love this, as it can be hard to fit in time for haircuts during the weekend. The children stand at the doors watching, and waiting for their turn. Children from all […]

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