What is happening at Creche & Kindy this term?

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Term 1, 2023



St Patrick's Day - Friday 17th March




Easter Disco - Wednesday 5th April 5.30-7pm

A family evening, bring your own food, have a little dance , win the Easter raffle! 





 Chinese New Year - We have been busy making a dragon with the shape of our hands and making Chinese lanterns. Don't they look amazing!                      





Tuesday 14th February  - Valentines Dress up day combined with the Big Heart Appeal            

Bike Day 


We had a fantastic day of riding our bikes around the playground and the car park. We wore our own helmets, some of us had training wheels, and one of our boys learnt to ride without his training wheels in the afternoon - how cool is that?!! Even our littlest tamariki brought their little scooters along. And the sun shone for us!

Our PJ and movie day was a great way to celebrate the end of the week on 10th March. We also had ice creams, what a treat!


Cyclone appeal


We appealed to our amazing Crèche community, and beyond, to help gather essential goods to be taken to those on the East Coast who have suffered unbelievable damage and distress caused by Cyclone Gabrielle in February.

We were a collection point and items were boxed up and taken to the Ray White offices in Rotorua to support the Rotorua Chat Line who organised transport to the affected areas. 

Thank you so much to everyone who donated.








Library visits

We are very excited that this year, once a month from February through to November, we will be taking part in the 'On the road' preschool programme. Whaea T.A. from the Rotorua Library will be coming in at 11am on a Wednesday each month to share a story time, musical instruments or sensory play with our tamariki. 

The library also delivers a box of books for us, to compliment our bookshelf. We are able to look at and read the books,  then they are collected after 4 weeks, and another box delivered! We get to choose the topics we would like and they pick out a few surprises too. 



Staff Training:

One of our focus subjects this year is language. Improving the communications of our tamariki in both English and Te Reo, and enabling all tamariki to get their thoughts, feelings, needs and wants across to others. To support this we are doing a year long project in conjunction with our  local Speech Therapist to ensure we are giving the best quality care and attention to language.

We will be using a Ministry of Education publication called 'Talking Together: Te Korerorero' to help us, and our teacher Melissa has attended an online course to learn more about this. She is passing her new knowledge onto the rest of the team that will help us for a team plan for communication for all our tamariki!

Melissa has also recently attended a child protection course called Safe for Children, learning about identifying and responding to child protection concerns.

February to May  - Anna will be on the Incredible Years Autism course to help support our children and families who are experiencing possible autistic spectrum disorder (asd) signs or diagnosis.

Incredible Years (Behaviour) and Incredible Years Autism courses are available for caregivers too. Please come and talk to us if you think this is something that you would be interested in.