5 hours ago

Winter weather

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Make the most of opportunities to get outside when you can;
* Going for walks in the rain
* Playing in the mud
*Jumping in the puddles
* Going for a nature walk

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72 days ago

Mother's Day

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Here is a lovely Mother's Day Poem you could print out and give to mum with a lovely little pot plant that your preschooler has helped you plant.

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100 days ago

Home-based Educators - Job opportunity

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

We are actively looking for Educators.
Are you passionate about children?
We have rewarding work and training opportunities for you to become a home-based early learning educator.
Please contact Claire on 04 8011 673 or 027 2014165

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118 days ago

Yoga fun with Children

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Yoga is a great way for children to begin to understand how their bodies work and become spatially aware. Yoga helps to train the mind to focus on the task at hand supporting ‘mindfulness’ and a sense of calm.

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131 days ago

Sleep - A hot topic and often tricky

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Wellington
A few tips:
Set up a Bedtime routine that is happy and calm.
Be consistent – follow the schedule you have set.
When it is time for sleep, leave the room.
If they get upset, say you will come back and check on them and do check back every ten … View more
Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Wellington
A few tips:
Set up a Bedtime routine that is happy and calm.
Be consistent – follow the schedule you have set.
When it is time for sleep, leave the room.
If they get upset, say you will come back and check on them and do check back every ten minutes.
Be boring and don’t engage, and here is a good tip, fold the washing if you stay in the room!
Best tip: start them when they are young, put them into their cot when they are sleepy but not asleep so they learn to self-settle.

See S.K.I.P. for more helpful information
whanau.skip.org.nz...

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146 days ago

Children's Day

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

To all our wonderful whanau
Happy New Zealand Children's Day on 3rd March.
From the Early Learning team at Barnardos Home Based, Wellington.

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244 days ago

Yoga for Young Children

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

We recently had Bibi speak to us at our conference on how yoga can support emotional development and resilience in young children. More and more young children are suffering from anxiety and mental health issues. Support young children in coping with the busy stressful world we live in through … View moreWe recently had Bibi speak to us at our conference on how yoga can support emotional development and resilience in young children. More and more young children are suffering from anxiety and mental health issues. Support young children in coping with the busy stressful world we live in through yoga. Here is a restful pose and a sequence of poses to try with your child.

Still your body, still your mind. Peacefulness



Sun Salutation a complete body work over

facebook.com/bibiworld.monkeyoga/videos/vb.320357987981930/1550622671622116/?type=2&theater
youtube.com/watch?v=F4Pv3qEQX-c&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1mrOml6SdVDec1mtGdJmoT4E-GDGg7Ne1_CNNdAgvbIRAu0sEhT7kxIdI

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282 days ago

Home Base Educators

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

We are actively looking for Educators.
Are you passionate about children?
We have rewarding work and training opportunities for you to become a home-based early learning educator.
Please contact Claire on 04 8011 673 or 027 2014165

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299 days ago

Wellington Zoo

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

On the 22nd and 23rd of September, we will be holding some special activities at the Zoo to celebrate Conservation Week and there are great prizes to be won.

Entry for children will be half price on both days - $6 for kids and $25 for adults.



The activities will include making beeswax … View more
On the 22nd and 23rd of September, we will be holding some special activities at the Zoo to celebrate Conservation Week and there are great prizes to be won.

Entry for children will be half price on both days - $6 for kids and $25 for adults.



The activities will include making beeswax candles to take home, how to create a Gecko friendly garden, discovering the work of our wildlife Vets and making some fun enrichment for our Kea.



We will also have two fun and interactive bubble shows each day and the Mojo Coffee Cart will be in the Zoo.



Make sure you visit the Zoo over this weekend to celebrate our beautiful native wildlife!

wellingtonzoo.com/experiences/conservation-weekend/

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310 days ago

Fathers Day Art

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Educators beautiful work with our Tamariki to make Dad a gift, a different take on the hand print idea. The inside of the palm is a photo of the child and beside is a poem, then put into a lovely frame.

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329 days ago

Spring

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Spring is the time new lambs are born, the leaves return to our deciduous trees and a time we think of new life.



Eric Carle's book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is an awesome book to share with young children and introduce the topic of new life.

355 days ago

Tamariki celebrate Matariki

Barnardos Home-Based Early Learning - Upper Hutt

Matariki, the Māori New Year, is an important festival that is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also a marker of the beginning of the new year. We have been celebrating this awesome event through our group time at playgroup and music group.
As we did our weaving with natural … View more
Matariki, the Māori New Year, is an important festival that is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and also a marker of the beginning of the new year. We have been celebrating this awesome event through our group time at playgroup and music group.
As we did our weaving with natural materials, we talked about the role that the stars play and how they can be used to tell us when to harvest our crops. We talked about if the stars were bright next seasons crops would be plentiful because it would be warmer.

As tamariki worked with their own creations, we were able to talk about Matariki. We shared the lovely wisdom of this celebration and what this was about – how Matariki means the eyes of God and by flying kites/pākau. Flying kites was seen as a way for them to reach out to the Gods.

We talked about the cluster of stars and the celebrations in the community for Māori New Year as the tamariki manipulated their ow created star mobiles while other had fun with black starry playdough.

371 days ago

Wet weather fun

Make the most of opportunities to get outside when you can;
* Going for walks in the rain
* Playing in the mud

*Jumping in the puddles

* Going for a nature walk

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397 days ago

Matariki

Matariki begins today.

Locally we are celebrating by starting the Māori New Year by making Matariki soup in our workplace. We look forward to sharing stories of our ākonga and tamariki enjoying their Matariki celebrations over the next month.



Traditionally Matariki was celebrated by … View more
Matariki begins today.

Locally we are celebrating by starting the Māori New Year by making Matariki soup in our workplace. We look forward to sharing stories of our ākonga and tamariki enjoying their Matariki celebrations over the next month.



Traditionally Matariki was celebrated by gathering with whānau (family) and reflecting on the past. The festival’s connection to the stars provided an opportunity for families to remember their whakapapa (genealogy) and those ancestors who had passed away to the heavens. Offerings were made to land-based gods who would help provide good crops, and new trees were planted to signal new beginnings.



Matariki literally means the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki). According to myth, when Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother, were separated by their children, the god of the winds, Tāwhirimātea, became so angry that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.



Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year.



It’s these 7 stars that have traditionally been known as the 7 sisters, or the Matariki. The Matariki star names are:



Alcyone – Matariki, eyes of Tāwhirimātea



Atlas – Tupu-ā-rangi, sky tohunga



Electra – Waipuna-ā-rangi, sky spring



Taygeta – Waitī, sweet water



Pleione – Tupu-ā-nuku, Earth tohunga



Merope – Ururangi, entry to the heavens



Maia – Waitā, sprinkle of water

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426 days ago

Mothers day celebrated at Barnardos playgroup

We hope you enjoyed the special biscuits made by the children :)

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