Matariki 2021
Matariki symbolizes the Māori new year under the Māramataka - Lunar Calendar. The word Matariki comes from Ngā Mata o te Ariki, Tāwhirimātea...

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The Importance of Attachment
The relationship and bonds you form with your child is important for them to feel safe, secure, and loved in an environment that encourages them to...

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Learning Outcomes
He taonga te mokopuna, kia whāngaia, kia tipu, kia rea. A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish. New Zealand/Aotearoa’s...

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Sensory Kete
Sensory play is “food for the brain” because stimulating the senses sends signals to children’s brains that help strengthen the...

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Provocation
Provocations are deliberate and thoughtful decisions made by Kaiako to extend the interests of children. Provocations in early childhood education...

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Anzac Day 2021
Anzac Day is observed on 25th April every year, and in 2021 the public holiday is observed on Monday 26th April. Anzac Day commemorates all New...

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Indoor Active Play
During the Autumn and Winter months, play outdoors can at times be limited due to the weather conditions. However, in a homebased setting, we can...

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Understanding Behaviour
Kaiako, in partnership with whānau, play an important role in supporting children to develop behaviours that enable them to be successful in their...

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Talking Together
Tōku reo, tōku ohooho, tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea, tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi My language is my awakening, my language is my treasure,...

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Planned and Spontaneous Play
Intentional teaching involves Educators being thoughtful, purposeful and deliberate in their decisions and actions. Educators invite children to...

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