Our learning for February


 Kia Ora Whanau Our month of February has been amazingly busy with so much warm weather, which has been the driver behind our tamariki learning and development. Outside is the place to be, where we connect with nature and with many sensory elements provided. Our tamariki I am sure have at times needed the soothing feel of the different mediums...

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Nahau te rourou; Naku te rourou; Ka ora ai te manuhiri (with your basket of knowledge, and my basket of knowledge, the people will prosper)


 Kia ora whanau,  just a little update from our tamariki in Rising Stars at Kids Count Marne Road. We are off to a busy start for the month of February.  Our tamariki are learning about 'The Treaty of Waitangi', this inspired us to make our own classroom Treaty.  We celebrated Chinese New Year with some delicious kai, and w...

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He taonga te mokopuna, kia whāngaia, kia tipu, kia rea. A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish.

 He taonga te mokopuna, kia whāngaia, kia tipu, kia rea. A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish. Such a beautiful send off for our special friends who have been with us at Kids Count since they were babies. This month we farewell 13 tamariki who have transitioned throughout our rooms here at Kids Count Pukekohe off to Prim...

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Come on in and enrol your little one today.


Kia Ora Friends and Whanau, We have spaces available at our beautiful centre. Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we offer amazing opportunities for children to grow and thrive in an environment that is nurturing, inspiring and full of fun. We support the learning and development of your little one to become confident and capable learners through a program...

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Join us on StoryPark here at Kids Count Pukekohe.


 Join us on StoryPark here at Kids Count Pukekohe. Begin a record of your child's learning journey that you can access anytime and will cherish forever. Storypark, creates a secure online network of the people that matter most for your child. Kia Ora whanau, Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we use Storypark to involve you in your child's learning. ...

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新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year 2022!


新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year 2022!  It's a time when we get to see lots of red, yellow and gold themed activities and decorations in our centres. It’s the year of the tiger 🐅   Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we enjoy and embrace the opportunity to learn about different cultures.  Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year or S...

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Building a positive, responsive, and safe learning environment.


Building a positive, responsive, and safe learning environment We value positive, reciprocal, and responsive relationships between all members of our learning community (children, family/whānau, and teachers). These relationships are essential to learning and development. We foster an environment where children feel safe and loved, and where they c...

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Virtual Graduation 2022


What an exciting day it has been for our centre today. We have had 6 beautiful tamariki graduate today who are ready to move on and tackle big school. We appreciate all our parents who took the time to join us live through messenger to watch their tamariki graduation and for their patience during this process.  We wish all our graduates the ve...

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Balloon Party


There was so much excitement and laughter in the Nga Tuakana room as the children bounced their balloons around. Hana took them through the skills of bouncing them up high and then low. they did counting as they tapped the balloons up in the air and they wanted to do this again and again.Putting all the balloons on a sheet and then slowly getting u...

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Planting is cool!!!


Our lovely teacher Leela is a green thumb and has been prepping our gardens with some delicious strawberry seeds. She has also made little seed hothouses using wet paper towels to place the seeds on, and zip lock bags to hang them on the window, and our deck. Our little friend Tyson loves naming all the vegetables and fruits that he can see growing...

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Happy New Years


Happy New Years Whanau! We are all looking forward to having a prosperous year filled with much laughter and excitement! Our beautiful teachers are all excited for the return of all your beautiful tamariki! We can not wait to see them all!  Bring On 2022!

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Children as active participants in their learning and development


 At Kids Count Pukekohe we see children as active participants in their learning and development, and we pay particular attention to their individual motivation, milestones, interests, and needs. Our teachers understand that each child is unique and so they provide a positive environment, with lots of encouragement to allow children to grow an...

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Building relationships through play.


 We have had a strong focus on welcoming our children back to the centre, building relationships and settling our new tamariki that have joined us at Kids Count Pukekohe over the month of January. Together Nga tamariki and Kaiako brainstormed activities at mat-time and came up with lots of great suggestions for activities that they thought wou...

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Having a sense of belonging.


We provide our children and whānau with a strong sense of belonging throughout their learning environment. 

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Helping our tamariki to thrive.


We know that by supporting parents, we are helping our tamariki to thrive. Parents are the foundation of a child's learning journey, and we would love to partner with you to help your little one grow.

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Oh Bella we are going to miss you as you begin your journey to Big school. We have watched you grow and develop into a confident life long learner as you transitioned through the centre.  We have shared some wonderful moments and pictures with you on your individual learning journey.Bella your friends and teachers at Kids Count Pukekohe w...

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Having fun with tyres.


 Kay Jay builds himself a fort out of tyres! Kay Jay you collected the tyres you wanted to use to create your very own fort. What a great learning experience this was for you as you balanced and placed the tyres on top of each other, watched closely by your kaiako. Showing such determination and concentration untill you had achieved your ...

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Our friendly Nigerian dwarf goats.


Here at Kids Count Pukekohe the children are having so much fun with our two Nigerian dwarf goats.  Chocolate and Coco. They are so friendly, playful and love the attention from the children throughout the day. They like to be cheeky and keep an eye on the tamariki as they busy themselves in their learning environment and get super excited as ...

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Sending our love and support to our Tongan Families


With the devastating news of the volcanic eruption and tsunami near Tonga Kids Count Pukekohe wanted to send a kind message put to our community. On behalf of Kids Count Pukekohe  Staff & Tamariki we would like to send our love & support to our Tongan families & wider community please know that we are all thinking of you ❤❤ 

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Our Christmas Party at Kids Count Pukekohe


 What a wonderful Christmas party we celebrated on Tuesday 21st December 2021 at Kids Count Pukekohe. We would have loved to have celebrated with our whanau but unfortunately due to covid 19 restrictions, we were unable to have our children's families come and celebrate at the centre with us. The team here at Kids Count Pukekohe would like to ...

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