YOUR CHILD’S RURAL SANCTUARY JUST 30-MINUTES OUT OF AUCKLAND

Do you remember the good old-fashioned Kiwi dream? The one where families strived for a quarter acre section, relishing the scenic beauty and expansive space that a rural lifestyle offers? Well, it still exists…in Coatesville! A mere 30-minute drive north of cosmopolitan Auckland, you’ll find a community of rolling green hills, sprawling gardens, and smiling… Continue reading YOUR CHILD’S RURAL SANCTUARY JUST 30-MINUTES OUT OF AUCKLAND

IS BEING BAREFOOT IN THE EARLY YEARS CATCHING ON?

There’s a growing trend that should be celebrated – going barefoot. Originally published over at Enspirement Little Barn Owls in Horsham have a barefoot project. Prince George was pictured joyfully paddling barefoot in a stream at the Chelsea Flower Show. It is just as good for adults as this article in Scientific American shows. The flat rubber-surfaced conception… Continue reading IS BEING BAREFOOT IN THE EARLY YEARS CATCHING ON?

HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED IN A COMPLEX WORLD

By Michelle Pratt Often the term character is called personality traits, non-cognitive or soft skills by psychologists. The main argument is that these positive character traits make up the necessary ingredients for children’s success. These can be described as persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit, and self-confidence. Paul Tough states, “we have been focusing on the… Continue reading HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED IN A COMPLEX WORLD

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

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.