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Restaurant time with Early Years Redwood

Early Years Redwood preschool children spent the entire morning preparing for our lunch, which we did in a restaurant style. At Family Time, the children discussed what restaurants are like, and who might work there. After the initial discussion, we broke off into the groups that we wanted to work in for the morning – […]

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High Tea at Early Years Redwood

The Toddler room at Early Years Redwood held their first High Tea. Our High Tea event was developed due to an increased interest in social skills within our room. All the children arrived dressed to impress and were very excited for their special morning tea. We had loads of yummy muffins and scones which the […]

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Matariki Celebration at Early Years Nevis Street

Here at Nevis Street we had a huge Matariki celebration. When Matariki rises in the dawn sky, it is time to celebrate the natural world, the togetherness of whänau, and new beginnings. And what better way to celebrate than with a feast!  It was a great night with a feast of fish n chips and […]

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Early Years Nevis Special Easter Egg Hunt!

Early Years Nevis had a very special visitor hop hop hop on into the centre! Mrs Easter Bunny!! What a surprise!! The children were delighted (well most of them) to see our visitor. The only problem was that she had lost all her eggs on the way into the centre and only had 3 left […]

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Early Years Nevis Street’s gift from parents

Early Years Nevis Street received a lovely canvas from two of their parents. The children of these parents have just left us for school and have been in the centre together since they were just wee babies. The parents organised a wine and cheese night for us and presented us with this canvas to display in […]

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Early Years Connolly’s Hands On Parent Night

Over the last month, children have shown a huge interest in body parts and how the body works. Parents have had loads of questions as to how and what the children were learning, through them coming home and sharing new knowledge. So to open our doors and let the parents explore, we had a ‘hands […]

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Early Years Pharazyn celebrating Matariki

Early Years Pharazyn celebrated Matariki with a very successful evening where parents and whaanau were entertained by their children. The children acted out a Matariki Story, “The Star Fishes”, and sang waiata, much to the delight of their audience! We all shared a hangi, prepared and cooked at the centre, and dessert from our whaanau. […]

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Early Years Nevis’ Play Dough Bugs!

Early Years Nevis’ project focus on insects has really taken off with the children becoming increasingly enthusiastic about finds and exploring bugs! There have been bug hunts outside – the centre found lots of spiders and went for a trip to the library to find books on insects and bugs and the children have also […]

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