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Happy Birthday to Karen

Recently we had Wacky Wednesday at Topkids Maui to be creative and to celebrate Karen’s 50th birthday. Karen is our nursery teacher and has been with us for a long time. Parents took this opportunity and became really creative with children’s hair, clothing and shoes. What a colourful and wacky Wednesday we all had!  

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Matariki Kites

The Preschool children at TopKids South Road have been learning about the story “The Seven Stars of Matariki”. Andria guided nga tamariki to engage themselves in this learning opportunity. Almost every child at Preschool made a beautiful kite to fly high in the sky. Their dedication and hard work was evident in the amazing master […]

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Fire Truck, Fire Truck, I want to ride in a Fire Truck!!!

Over the last couple of months, the toddler room at TopKids Karaka have been very interested in fire trucks. As the teachers notice this interest growing, we thought of ways to extend this. After some investigation we found the Get Fire Wise programme the fire service offer to childcare centres and schools. As a team, […]

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Celebrating Matariki

This year for Matariki at TopKids New Lynn we wanted to do something different. We decided to hold a whānau evening right at the end of the month to celebrate the New Year, come together as a community, look back on all our learning and look forward to our learning to come. In the lead […]

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A New Bike For TopKids Totara

Wow how lucky are TopKids Totara?! We bought a wind trainer for our tamariki to practice their peddling which needed some TLC. Cath from Kids Bike Taupo took the wind trainer home and fixed it up for us and kindly donated back to the centre with a bike included! Cath visits our centre monthly for […]

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Making Veggie Soup

The children at Topkids Waihi Road really enjoy cooking and on this occasion it was vegetable soup on the menu. The children each had turns washing, peeling and cutting the vegetables up that were going into our yummy soup. When all of the vegetables were prepared, we put them into the crock pot and put […]

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Our New Budgies

A few weeks ago, TopKids Waihi Road‘s budgies sadly flew away. Eileen, our Rugby Tots coach heard about this and brought in a lovely surprise for the children. Two new Budgies!  So the children decided to call them “Rugby” a little girl who is yellow and “Tots”  a little boy who is blue. The children […]

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Creative Art In The Nursery

In the Nursery Room at TopKids Te Rapa, we encourage the free flow of creative art to experiment with ideas and materials which develops creative confidence. We encourage creative art as it develops motor skills and supports the development of artistic appreciation which extends creativity and imagination. Creative art provides the opportunity for our babies to […]

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Exploring Redwoods

Today we ventured out of TopKids Pukuatua with a bunch of our friends to explore the Fairy Grotto near the Redwoods. We snuck across the BMX track and found the hidden trail that would take us to the fairies. And oh my gosh, it was spectacular! “WOW!!” we couldn’t stop grinning as we explored our surroundings, […]

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Puanga Celebrations 2018

Our vision at TopKids Mangorei is to make the world a better place, through the mindful choices we make everyday. Celebrating Puanga with our children, friends and family is about strengthening our relationship with our community, providing an opportunity to come together, share stories, kai and create some magical memories. Our day began with preparing […]

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