Meet Cuddles


 We have a new member of our Kids Count Pukekohe Team his name is Cuddles. Whaea Eva our CSS lead adopted Cuddles and looks after him. Cuddles helps our Tamariki to self-regulate as well as provides positive praise and rewards. Cuddles visits the rooms throughout the centre and is able to have lots of cuddles with the tamariki. Today we g...

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Building relationships


 Another busy month of developing relationships, growing our young minds and having a sense of belonging within our learning environment here in the babies and toddler's room at Kids Count Pukekohe. The Tamariki have been busy exploring a variety of learning experiences such as arts and crafts, sensory play, family play music and art and prete...

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Daily Updates


 Kia Ora Whanau We've decided to upload daily updates on Story park to keep you informed about your tamariki's learning on a daily basis. It is a short snap shot of photos showing you some of the exciting learning experiences happening on a daily basis.  Kids Count Marne Road will also use the blog as a platform to show you some of these ...

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Happy Graduation


We held our graduation for our beautiful tamariki who turned 5 and getting ready for 'BIG' school! All the best in your next journey, we will miss you! Thank you to our amazing whanau who we have built great relationships with.  Much aroha for all the support you have given us over the years, we will also miss you!

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School Holidays at Kids Count - The Griffin School


During the school holidays for something different we offer themed days instead of our usual programme planning. This gives us a real opportunity to look at the children's interests from the previous term and provide some more in-depth learning experiences. Here is a video of some of the experiences we offered the children during the June school ho...

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Science is fun!


Science is a bit like magic....with a logical explanation. Tamariki are always excited to see Science experiments and kaiako have come up with some great ideas. From growing plants, sink and float, volcanos and mixing colours....lots of fun and learning happened. Keep on experimenting tamariki!

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Excursion to Ambury Farm


During the July school holiday, our tamariki took a trip to Ambury Farm.  They loved the warm weather and fresh air, and especially using their gentle hands on some of the animals.  A great way to explore nature, respect what is in their environment, and learn about empathy. 

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Oh The Joys Of Mud!


 Oh the joys of mud! Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we spotted some of our children playing in the environment as the rain left some great muddy puddles. The children explored the mud puddles and dirt as a part of their play, mixing soil, water, and other natural materials like pebbles and leaves with utensils of interest providing the children w...

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Matariki Whanau Event


On Thursday 22 July 2021, we celebrated Matariki at Marne Road. We invited whanau to come and have hangi with tamariki and join in the festivities. We set up tables outside for tamariki for kai time and tables for whanau inside the Hi-5 room. Whaea Mary (owner of Kids Count) joined us as well to say farewell to Whaea Ritu as she is leaving on ...

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July Holiday Programme


Our first week of the July Holiday Programme was successfully executed.  Tamariki and kaiako had so much fun and enjoyed the activities together. We can't wait to see what the 2nd week of the holidays have in store for us.... 

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What makes Marne Road unique?


The tamariki and kaiako at Marne Road makes our centre unique! Different personalities challenge and compliment each other and a sense of belonging and exploration ensures that every day at Marne Road is an unique experience. Sunshine, rain or wind cannot keep our spirits down and we have fun both indoor and outdoors. Pop in any time for ...

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Having fun despite the cold weather...


This week the temperatures were very low and tamariki and kaiako felt the chill in the air....but it did not get us down! We continued to explore our surroundings, strengthen friendships and celebrate Matariki. Our Juniors room also went on a little "trip" to the pool area to explore the veggie garden and learn about planting and harvesting. First ...

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Exploration, adventures and friendships....


Tamariki at Marne Road are very creative when it comes to finding ways to explore their environment. Building relationships and friendships are very important and we encourage tamariki to extend their social and language skills through play. Look at what they have been up to....

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Health and Safety at Marne Road


Here at Marne Road we take health and safety very seriously. Every month we practice our fire and earthquake drills with tamariki to ensure they know what to do in case of an emergency. It is great to see them confidently curl into the "turtle" position and hide under the tables to keep themselves safe. Tino pai to mahi tamariki...

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What have our tamariki been up to?.....


Here at Marne Road we celebrate our differences and learn to respect each other's cultures. We also promote friendships and active exploration, whilst keeping health and safety in mind. Our tamariki interests shape our learning programme and we ensure that their learning and development is enhanced. Tino pai to mahi tamariki ma

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Staff well-being at Marne Road


Here at Marne Road we take staff well-being very seriously. We have got a staff appreciation basket with some goodies in for the staff to come and choose something after being nominated by their peers. We also write notes on the whiteboard in the staffroom to acknowledge each other for doing a great job. On Friday, 4 June 2021, the teachi...

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Are you looking for an Environment that is Inspiring, Nurturing and full of fun?


Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we offer amazing opportunities for our children to grow and thrive in an environment that is nurturing, inspiring and full of fun. At kids Count Pukekohe we take play seriously, because children learn best through experiences created through play. Children learn from their play, they grow in self-confidence, self-express...

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Physical Literacy


Physical literacy is not just about movement skills it is also about how the brain and body are connected, and helps children use movement to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Children learn through play, and their bodies learn this way too. At Kids Count Pukekohe our Tamariki love to run, climb, jump and explore their...

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Celebrating Gumboot Friday at Marne Road


On Friday, 28 May 2021, we celebrated Gumboot Friday here at Marne Road. We encouraged tamariki to come to kindy in their gumboots and enjoy the day with us. It was great to see the different kinds of gumboots and the wet weather was perfect for gumboots too. Thank you to everyone who supported this worthy cause and wore your gumboots on the day!&n...

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Learning how to control our breathing


Over the past few weeks in TWA we have been focusing on controlling our breathing.  There are a number of reasons why this is important for young children. We have offered a range of different experiences for the children to explore their breathing and challenge themselves. Some of the experiences were quite easy and some were a little mo...

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