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Centre Manager’s Report - April 2022



Kia Ora Karori Kids Whanau!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic month.


Welcome to Karori Kids!

During the month of April, we welcomed two lovely new faces into our centre. A big warm welcome to Ida and Oscar and their whanau.


Happy Birthday time in April!

A few of our children also celebrated their birthday this month. We want to wish a big happy birthday to Timon (5) and Noah (5).


Graduations!

We also said goodbye to our friends Timon and Noah as they head off to big school. We wish you the best of luck and will miss you and your whanau! Haere ra!


What have we been up to?

April has just flown by and with all the public holidays that have happened this month, it has been super busy!

  • Recently our children have taken a huge interest in anything to do with wheels! We have had children bringing in their own scooters and bikes throughout the month and the teachers got thinking - how can we support this interest! What better way than to have a wheel’s day. Our wheels day was a huge success and the teachers enjoyed it just as much as the children did! We are hoping to have another day like this soon. Stay tuned!

  • We held our annual Easter celebration where the children went on an Easter egg hunt around Karori Kids. We also tried an egg and spoon race which was a lot of fun. The children got very creative during this week also, we made our own Easter baskets and rabbit masks.

  • As we have a lot of younger children now, there has been a big focus on persistence and concentration dispositions. We have puzzles out every day for children to challenge themselves and focus on putting the pieces together correctly.

  • Our older children have been showcasing their confidence and physical abilities. We have been having dance/singing shows regularly where we bring the microphone out and set up a stage for the children to perform. The children have also been challenging their bodies on the monkey bars. Active movement is part of our daily routine and we have had lots of children displaying their strength and skills on the monkey bars. We have had lots of flips, turns, and hanging upside down all of which showcase our children's hand-eye coordination, grip strength and body awareness.

  • Tuakana-teina, an integral part of our philosophy, has also been reinforced. The older children have been taking responsibility in helping our younger children.

Autumn

As it is getting colder and we are still encouraging a lot of outdoor play, please remember to send warm clothing for your child.


COVID-19 Protocols

As we are now in Orange, we are encouraging parents to sign their child in/out themselves now. Feel free to ask a teacher if you have forgotten your pin code. We are still encouraging parents to keep their children home if they are unwell. Wearing masks and physical distancing between/amongst adults is still strongly encouraged.


Facebook and Google

We encourage parents to share why they love Karori Kids, so feel free to leave a google review. This helps promote our centre and gets our name out into the community! We also encourage families to visit our Facebook page where we share photos and updates so you can see what your children are busy doing!


General

We continue to build that much-needed resilience to thrive in these ever-changing times and encourage you to stay connected to support your child’s development here within our Karori Kids Community. Thank you for your on-going support!


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