This interview was originally published on the Kindello blog Meet our Centre Director at New Shoots Coatesville – Nicola Cambie. We were lucky enough to catch up with Nicola as they open their doors this month. What’s your all time favourite children’s book? I have fond memories of Peter Rabbit being read to me as… Continue reading MEET OUR CENTRE DIRECTOR AT NEW SHOOTS COATESVILLE
Outdoor Play proves crucial for learning and development at New Shoots Papamoa Children’s Centre. Article by Kelly Warren Ten tamariki and two Kaiako are out in the bush a few kilometres out of Papamoa when one of the children, Max, taps me on my leg and informs me, “We have to look after the plants… Continue reading LESSONS FROM KURA NGAHERE – NEW SHOOTS BUSH KINDY
Carissa Olarte shares her experience moving from the Philippines to work as an Early Childhood Teacher in New Zealand Tell me a bit about yourself and why you decided to become a teacher. Kia ora! My name is Carissa and I am from the Philippines. I have been teaching for the past 12 years and… Continue reading MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND TO TEACH AT NEW SHOOTS
This interview was originally published on the Kindello blog. Meet our Centre Director at New Shoots Ramarama – Clare Prinsloo. We were lucky enough to catch up with Clare of New Shoots Ramarama as they prepare to open their doors this month. What’s your all time favourite children’s book? ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’… Continue reading MEET OUR CENTRE DIRECTOR AT NEW SHOOTS RAMARAMA
It’s been a rough time across the Early Childhood Education sector with COVID and other winter bugs, so we thought we would share this thoughtful and inspiring letter that our Sunnynook centre operator Kelly Seaburg (pictured with her family) wrote to her teaching staff after her experience with COVID. Thank you for all the kindness… Continue reading STAYING CONNECTED AND THRIVING AS A TEAM DURING COVID
Becoming a parent can be an amazing experience, full of joy, snuggles and special memories. But we also know that with the joy comes sleep deprivation, stress and a sense of overwhelm that doesn’t go away. Over the last few years, we’ve come a long way in society with recognising the struggles that many mums… Continue reading THE LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT – ARE YOU SWEET DAD?
Turning everyday, household items into rich learning resources for children Written by Michelle Pratt and originally published over at Enspirement I don’t know about you, but I’m a hoarder of kitchen equipment! I love to cook and as a result, my cupboards are bursting with items I’ve collected over the years. Have you ever considered… Continue reading WHAT’S IN YOUR CUPBOARD?
There is no denying the level of emotions that can accompany biting. Whether your child is biting or being bitten, the emotions can be intense. When biting is ongoing it can be a stressful time for all of the people involved. There is a definite stigma surrounding biting. The reality is, as unpleasant as it… Continue reading BITING – WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
We all remember the story of the ugly duckling. You know, the one where an ‘ugly’ baby duckling transforms into a stunning swan? A story of struggle and perseverance, of hidden potential and an astonishing transformation. Well, the classic fairy tale is a lot like the story of New Shoots Hillcrest on Auckland’s North Shore… Continue reading ￼THE ASTONISHING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR FIRST-EVER REFURBISHED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE