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My growing toddler

I have come to a stage in motherhood where my little pēpi is growing before my eyes and it seems like such a long time ago where he was rolling around on the floor, picking up anything and everything and in the mouth it goes. The transitioning stage from two – three years old is […]

‘Ako’ – To teach and to learn

Since begining my teaching journey I have been discovering my philosphy of teaching and what leads and guides my teaching practice. What I really love about working in a childcare centre is that I can learn something new everyday from my tamariki. It’s amazing how curious and smart they are to be able to teach […]

Pros and Cons of working and studying at the same time:

I think working at a centre and studying ECE has many pros for example: Studying and learning different curriculums like Te Whariki Putting theories into practise Gaining work experience and being able to work along side a team that is in your sector. I am able to get advice and different perspectives I can discuss […]

The benefits of living with Grandparents

Living with grandparents is fun in so many ways and heaps of benefits as well. It helps ease the burden of child caring and stress from the parents. Grandparents provide stability, wisdom, safety and fun. Grandparents helps ease financial burden from the parents. They are important source of life lessons sharing stories in the past and […]

Manaakitanga in ECE

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu. Adorn the bird with feathers, so it can fly. (Whakataukī – Māori proverb) At Play Learn Grow early childcare education centre we have a number of kaiako (teachers) with māori whakapapa (ancestry). This is why we are so passionate about Te Whāriki. He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna […]

Benefits of Clay

At Play Learn Grow, Kaiako provide clay for the children to explore, manipulate and experiment. This gives them the opportunity to be creative and understand concepts of shapes, colours, numbers, letters and form whilst having lots of fun.  Activity set up: For this activity set up, we have dry clay, bowl of water, wooden rollers, […]

Setting a creative environment

Setting a creative environment in Early Childhood, will empower our tamariki through Play by exploring and putting their imagination into action, and strengthens the emotions during and after transitions. Tamariki can experiment and be introduced to working in groups to share and use materials together in new and innovate ways. This will create and develop […]

Benefits of reading to our tamariki

Our tamariki absolutely love reading. If we continue to read books to them while they are young, we are making it fun and hopefully starting a love for reading. There are so many books that you can find, that your tamariki would love. There are many benefits that our tamariki will learn from reading. While […]

Benefits of keeping our tamariki active

If you think about it, our tamariki are very active. They are always running, jumping, dancing, and moving about all of the time. Keeping them active now while they’re young and doing fun workouts and games, there is a high chance that they will continue to include this in their day to day routine as […]