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Creative birthday celebrations at First Steps Wattle Downs

In celebration of our recent Silver Healthy Heart award, First Steps Wattle Downs have started to trial ‘no cake’ birthdays here at the centre. Last year we cut out sugary, unhealthy birthday cakes, asking families to bring in un-iced fruit cakes only.  This year, we want to see if we can go even further and cut out cake […]

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Super healthy at First Steps Wattle Downs

First Steps Wattle Downs have some fantastic news – we as a centre have been working very hard over the past year to gain our Silver Healthy Heart award. This included changes to our menu, ncorporating exercise into our daily routines and teaching our children about the importance of what it is to be healthy. […]

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ABC Raumati Renews Gold Level Healthy Heart Award

Recently, ABC Raumati were awarded their renewal of the Pa Harakeke (Gold level) Healthy Heart award. Sefulo from the Heart Foundation visited the Centre to present the award and shared the Heart Foundation’s feedback on our application. “ABC Raumati is a dedicated service who continues to progress. Robyn Davis has been a key driving force […]

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Healthy Heart Award for First Steps Palmerston North

Here at First Steps Palmerston North we were very proud to receive TWO Gold Healthy Heart Awards from the Heart Foundation. Having two licences meant we needed to obtain an award for each one, which was already a big undertaking, but the team decided to not only go for the two but to reach for […]

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Gymnastics Day at ABC Morrinsville

Recently ABC Morrinsville received a gold in Healthy Heart award (Heart Foundation) and wanted to come up with ways to further educate the children around the importance of being healthy. The local gymnastic’s club held gymnastic sessions and the centre inquired about them coming once a week to take the children for a range of […]

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ABC Dinsdale Receives Gold Healthy Heart Award

We are happy to announce that ABC Dinsdale has received gold award from Healthy Heart Foundation. All the kids and staff have worked hard and it has definitely paid off. Well done and congratulations! “Well done ABC Dinsdale for maintaining your Pā-Harakeke standards and promoting nutrition and physical activities with a variety of learning activities, […]

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ABC Morrinsville Receives GOLD Healthy Heart Award

We are excited to announce that we received GOLD from the Healthy Heart foundation. We even had Hearty come and present our award. This has been a huge achievement and has taken involvement from not only the teachers, but also our parents. A huge thank you to everybody who helped us to achieve this award!! […]

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