STAYING CONNECTED AND THRIVING AS A TEAM DURING COVID

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

THE LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT – ARE YOU SWEET DAD?

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?

WHAT’S IN YOUR CUPBOARD? ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

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? ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD SETTLE INTO CHILDCARE? ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

Starting your baby or toddler at a childcare centre could be one of the most challenging transitions you’ve had to face since becoming a parent. How will they cope? How will you cope? How do you answer all their questions? What if they cry when you leave them? We know it can be tough, from… Continue reading HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD SETTLE INTO CHILDCARE? ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

HOW TO START SOLIDS AND INTRODUCE YOUR CHILD TO FINGER FOODS SAFELY

Starting solids is a milestone that provides huge opportunities for your child. It’s not only about nourishment, creating healthy eating habits or trying a range of tastes and textures, learning to eat provides crucial building blocks for future development such as learning to chew, to speak, non-verbal communication cues and hand-eye coordination. But tackling anything… Continue reading HOW TO START SOLIDS AND INTRODUCE YOUR CHILD TO FINGER FOODS SAFELY

BITING – WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

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? ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

NATURE, OUTDOORS AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY BY NIKI BUCHAN

During the current pandemic there is an increasing awareness of the benefits of taking children outside and into nature. We have long been aware of the benefits to our mental and physical well-being and now, with the added knowledge that the Covid virus is far less likely to spread outdoors, many families and schools have… Continue reading NATURE, OUTDOORS AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY BY NIKI BUCHAN

A BEAUTIFUL, REAL ACCOUNT OF BECOMING A MUM IN YOUR 40S FROM NEW SHOOTS OWNER NIKKI PRENDERGAST

Nikki, tell us about your journey towards motherhood. I guess you could say my path was a little bit different to most! I always wanted to be a mum, but it just never happened for me – and I was okay with that. I was loving life, had great friends, a wonderful family including two… Continue reading A BEAUTIFUL, REAL ACCOUNT OF BECOMING A MUM IN YOUR 40S FROM NEW SHOOTS OWNER NIKKI PRENDERGAST

THE ASTONISHING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR FIRST-EVER REFURBISHED EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

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 ‍  ‍  ‍  ‍   ‍  ‍ 

Enrolment Conditions

New Shoots operates as a full day service and do not offer short days or sessions;
Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards;
Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A $50 enrolment fee will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place;
Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending New Shoots full time;
Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required. 

To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy.
Fees effective from 1st April 2022.