What is happening at Creche & Kindy this term?

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Term 2, 2024 


Our next fundraiser:

Sunday 19th May - Ray White Real Estate will be holding their garage sale at the Ngongotaha Railway Park and the proceeds of the sales will be coming to Creche! We will be involved in helping to prepare the day.  

Other fundraisers:

Many thanks to our parents and teachers who ran the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, it was a fun day, meeting lots of people and raising money for our Creche. 

Parents have received details of buying name labels and helping raise funds at the same time!

Vision and Hearing - next visit Tuesday 21st May

Vision and Hearing do regular visits to check our four year olds. They play a game that helps to check their hearing levels and their vision. This is such an important check and can pick up early signs of anything not being quite right, giving time to get it checked further.  Some of our tamariki have needed glasses following these check ups or extra hearing checks so it's a great service.



























Ruru the Road Safety Owl came to visit! Thanks to Rotorua Lakes Council for helping us learn about being safe in our car seats, and crossing the road!



Look out for our bright and fun flag if you are passing by or looking for our centre - we are a hidden gem, but don't want to be hidden!








Library visits

We are very excited that this year, once a month from February through to November each year 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:

Two of our teachers will be attending a SELO (Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities) symposium here in Rotorua on Saturday 8th June. Run by Educational Leadership Project and funded by the Ministry of Education we will be attending workshops based around our early childhood curriculum Te Whariki . The keynote speakers are Jase Williams who will explore Trauma Informed Practice through the Te Ao Maori lens, and Hana Tapiata who will discuss embracing authenticity with tupuna matauranga (Maori ancestral knowledge).


Our teachers regularly take part in Professional Development. Our Centre Manager - Anna, and Admin Manager - Mariaan, recently went on a Managers Mega Training Day to make sure we are clear on all the latest ECE Regulations. 

Two of our teachers are now trained in Incredible Years Behaviour AND Incredible Years Autism  (Kelley and Anna) and put these strategies to use daily at our centre. Incredible Years also run a valuable parenting course which several of our parents have attended. They tell us the strategies they learn are working and it is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and know they are not the only ones struggling with a particular behaviours. This parent course runs for 14 weeks. 

All of our teachers are Red Cross First Aid trained and attend revalidation courses every two years.

Two of our teachers have recently completed a Child Protection Course, (Caitlin and Melissa) an important aspect of Early Childhood Care and Education.