Hikoi to the park

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This week we went for a walk to the playground that is near Kids Count Tawa. There are so many learning opportunities for the children when we go out into the community. On our walk we discussed road safety - including watching for the signals from the trains (bells and barrier going down that we have to wait for, we talk about the t...
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Come and join us at Kids Count Pukekohe

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Welcome to Kids Count Pukekohe. We are a Kiwi-owned family of childcare centres established to ensure that each and every child attending our centres can reach their potential, no matter what their family circumstances. We believe Education is critical to future happiness and success. It starts in the home and is supported by children attending a p...
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Holiday Fun!

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This week we have been busy learning the Fijian language and culture along with the activities of the holiday programme. We coloured in the Fijian flag, did turtle screen printing and coloured in turtle pictures. We made natural leaves bracelets and made yummy coconut ice. Counting numbers in Fijian language was a little tricky ...
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Having Fun at Kids Count Pukekohe

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 Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we offer a wide range of exciting and fun learning opportunities our children. We have a large spacious outdoor play area enriched in a natural environmental setting with large trees and gardens. This provides the children opportunities to explore, learn, build relationships, challenge themselves and gain confidenc...
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Caring for animals at Marne Road

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Here at Marne Road everyone loves animals! Everyday tamariki collect food scraps to feed the chickens and Whaea Chloe's Kuni-kuni pigs. The Kuni-kuni pigs have had babies and Whaea Chloe was so kind as to bring them to kindy for us to see. Oh my goodness they were so cute! Our chickens are also laying eggs now and Whaea Cathy goes in...
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September 2020

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 Kia Ora and Greetings! What have we been up to for the month of September? We celebrated Tongan and Māori language week where our tamariki explored the cultures through arts and crafts and preparing their own Hangi for lunch! Whare Koru focused on 'Living our Kids Count philosophy' and developing the individual interests of our tama...
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Celebrating our 8th Birthday at Marne Road!

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On Friday 25 September 2020, we celebrated Kids Count Marne Road's 8th birthday. The Kaiako organized parties within their rooms and each room had a cake to decorate. Outside there was face painting available and tamariki looked so smart in their party clothes. For lunch tamariki enjoyed pizza, chips, nuggets and spring rolls and they each got a pa...
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Kids Count Pukekohe Farm Animals.

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Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we welcome our new additions to our nearly complete farm…. 8 chickens, two lambs, a goat and our very own miniature horse called Honey Boo Boo to the centre, who will live in a wonderful farm environment that we have created and be part of the children's learning environment. Our very own centre's Farm. We are very ...
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Celebrating Maori Language Week

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This week we have been celebrating Maori Language Week at Marne Road.  The Kaiako and tamariki have been learning all about the Maori language, traditions and customs and made amazing artwork. Each room has been making poi and raakau for tamariki to use and explore and Whaea Param made beautiful piupiu skirts for the babies room.  We ende...
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July and August 2020

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 Kia Ora and Greetings to all our lovely tamariki and Whānau! We hope that you all have keeping yourselves well! Our tamariki have been very busy here at the Centre. We had a full month of fun learning in July however the Covid19 Alert levels went to 2.5 for Auckland halfway through August. Because of this we had the same process as our first ...
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Exploring our new playground

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Our new playground is ready for use and we are so excited to go outside and explore. The turf is looking amazing and tamariki were so eager to run, climb and balance on the activities set up for them. The Kaiako also explored the playground and had an amazing time with the children. Everyone enjoyed our playground exploration day and want to say a ...
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Upgrading our playground...

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 Everyone here at Kids Count, Marne Road is so excited! We are getting a new playground and cannot wait for it to be completed. The workers have been levelling the playground and laying soft fall cushioning and turf to play on. Tamariki have been watching the trucks and diggers coming into the playground and experiencing the transformation fir...
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Celebrating Father's Day at Marne Road

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  On Friday 4 September, we celebrated Father's Day at kindy. Due to the Covid-19 Level 2.5 restrictions, we were unable to invite the dads to join us for the morning. We decided to go ahead and have a party day for tamariki. Whaea Dani made yummy party platters for tamariki and Kaiako did face painting and had lots of fun activities planned f...
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Celebrating Cook Island Language Week

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This week we celebrated Cook Island Language Week at kindy. The Kaiako organised lots of fun activities such as tapa art, dressing up and  making paper tivaevae. The babies even made an umu in the sandpit, which was an awesome experience for them. The tamariki also showed off their drumming skills outside on the playground. We ended our week o...
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JUNE 2020

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A month full of fun learning activities! Whare Koru Baby's - Explore Construction         Whare Koru Toddlers - Literacy       Whare Kiwi - 3s and 4s - Dispositions/Social Competence Welcome to our new tamariki and whanau who has joined our Centre and look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks. &nbs...
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Our chickens have arrived!

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We are so excited here at Kids Count Pukekohe as we have 8 new additions to our whanau.  Our chickens have arrived and our tamariki were so excited when they arrived last week.  They are gentle and friendly and love to have our tamariki come and visit them :)
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Out and about in the Community

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It is great to be able to go on trips again now that we have moved down to Level 1. Whaea Reawyn had organized for the tamariki to visit the Rolleson Community Garden in Papakura, as well as the Papakura Museum. Both of these trips were linked to our Matariki celebration. In the community garden the tamariki learned about growing and harvesting fru...
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Susie loves Kids Count

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This week Susie and Rachel had the opportunity to go out into our community and express our love for education. They have met a lot of new and  friendly faces. Here is Susie at Pak 'n' Sav doing her thing.
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Our Covid-19 Journey thus far.....

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Here at Kids Count, Marne Road, the staff and Kaiako have been working very hard to ensure that the kindy is safe for the tamariki to return. Before the lockdown occurred, the staff came in for the day to sanitise the Centre. Once the Alert Level went down from 4 to 3, the staff came in once again to sanitise the Centre the day before the tamariki ...
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May 2020

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Warm greetings to all our Whanau and Tamariki!  We are so happy to be back at the Centre and getting back to 'normality' It was wonderful to connect with our Whanau during the lockdown period and seeing the continued learning from home.  A BIG high 5 to our lovely parents/whanau, you are all amazing!  Throughout May we had continued ...
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