130 Remuera Road
Remuera
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14 days ago

ENJOYING THE RAIN

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

In Auckland we can see all four seasons in one day. At kindergarten we place high value on the importance of physically active outdoor play and exploration so with this in mind we have invested in some wet weather overalls, rain jackets and gumboots so that children have the opportunity to explore … View moreIn Auckland we can see all four seasons in one day. At kindergarten we place high value on the importance of physically active outdoor play and exploration so with this in mind we have invested in some wet weather overalls, rain jackets and gumboots so that children have the opportunity to explore in the outdoors all day irrespective of the weather.

Today the children were initially puzzled as we encouraged their play in the rain and when the rain became heavy their automatic reaction was to run for shelter but it didn't take long for them to embrace this new play opportunity. As the day progressed the children eagerly awaited the rainfall and were thrilled as the puddles grew deeper. The children's songs changed from "rain, rain go away" to "rain, rain come back and play" as the showers came and went.

We are looking forward to more active exploration in the outdoors all day, every day at kindergarten!

21 days ago

Mealtimes

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

I would like to share with you a great blog by Justine from Good to Great Parenting to support parents with managing stress at mealtimes - when to eat, fussy eaters and children who eat too fast or too much. If you struggle at meal times with your preschool take a look at this blog.

55 days ago

AUCKLAND CITY MISSION ONE CAN TWO CAN APPEAL

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

Now that we are at the end of the collection period in support of this years Auckland City Mission one can two can appeal the children had great fun this morning looking through all of our donated food items, talking about what foods that they knew and liked. They sorted the food and counted … View moreNow that we are at the end of the collection period in support of this years Auckland City Mission one can two can appeal the children had great fun this morning looking through all of our donated food items, talking about what foods that they knew and liked. They sorted the food and counted everything providing us with a grand total of 152 items to donate to families in need within our community this winter.

Thank you to all of our families for supporting this appeal.

73 days ago

AUCKLAND CITY MISSION ONE CAN TWO CAN ANNUAL APPEAL

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

Little Treehouse Kindergarten will be supporting the Auckland City Missions One Can Two Can annual appeal again this year. We will be collecting non perishable food and funds to help support struggling Auckland families this winter during the appeal period 17th - 28th June 2019.

We encourage … View more
Little Treehouse Kindergarten will be supporting the Auckland City Missions One Can Two Can annual appeal again this year. We will be collecting non perishable food and funds to help support struggling Auckland families this winter during the appeal period 17th - 28th June 2019.

We encourage our wider community to support this annual appeal and help struggling Auckland families this winter. Feel free to drop donations into Little Treehouse Kindergarten at 130 Remuera Road to add to our collection box during the collection period or donate directly to the Auckland City Mission.

For more information see www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz...

80 days ago

CHOKING RISKS FOR CHILDREN

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

We have recently shared with our kindergarten community some information on foods that have a higher risk of choking and recommendations to reduce this risk obtained from the Ministry of Health. This week, this message was reinforced by the Ministry or Education in a letter to all early childhood … View moreWe have recently shared with our kindergarten community some information on foods that have a higher risk of choking and recommendations to reduce this risk obtained from the Ministry of Health. This week, this message was reinforced by the Ministry or Education in a letter to all early childhood providers so we would like to reach out to our community and encourage families with younger children to review the following Ministry of Health publication www.health.govt.nz....

We believe that this publication is a valuable tool for parents and caregivers. It contains important information about foods more commonly associated with choking incidents for children along with ways of reducing this risk. Please read it and share it with your own family and friends and keep your precious children safe.

106 days ago

MOTHER'S DAY

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

We would like to wish all Mother's within our community a wonderful Mother's Day today. Enjoy being a Mum today and everyday!

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112 days ago

ENJOYING AUTUMN

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

Over the last few weeks autumn has been evident at kindergarten with the loss of the autumn leaves on our kindergarten trees. This morning the pile of leaves was particularly large after the weekend and particularly tempting!

Various groups of children enjoyed gathering and tossing the large … View more
Over the last few weeks autumn has been evident at kindergarten with the loss of the autumn leaves on our kindergarten trees. This morning the pile of leaves was particularly large after the weekend and particularly tempting!

Various groups of children enjoyed gathering and tossing the large piles into the air, enjoying the sprinkle effect on their faces as the petite leaves fell back down. This spontaneous exploration of the seasons was contagious and had most children engaged for quite some time. During this activity children have the opportunity to actively explore with all of their senses as well as investigate theories around trajectory, gravity, coordination and cause and effect. When the fun was drawing to a close we encouraged the children to participate in the tidy up and take responsibility for their play space which they happily did.

We hope our community is enjoying autumn as much at we are!

130 days ago

HAPPY EASTER

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

The children at Little Treehouse Kindergarten have had a wonderful week of Easter celebrations this week with Easter baking, traditional Polish Easter egg decorating and Easter craft such as giant paper mâché eggs and little Baster bunnies. We would like to wish our kindergarten community a … View moreThe children at Little Treehouse Kindergarten have had a wonderful week of Easter celebrations this week with Easter baking, traditional Polish Easter egg decorating and Easter craft such as giant paper mâché eggs and little Baster bunnies. We would like to wish our kindergarten community a wonderful Easter and a safe and happy holiday over the long weekend. Little Treehouse Kindergarten will be open again on Tuesday. See you all then.

144 days ago

PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

Little Treehouse Kindergarten have an amazing opportunity for someone in our local community to join our small collaborative teaching team on a part time basis on a Wednesday and Friday.

We are a privately-owned kindergarten in Remuera licensed for 2-5 year olds, with a strong sense of … View more
Little Treehouse Kindergarten have an amazing opportunity for someone in our local community to join our small collaborative teaching team on a part time basis on a Wednesday and Friday.

We are a privately-owned kindergarten in Remuera licensed for 2-5 year olds, with a strong sense of community. At Little Treehouse Kindergarten we nurture trusting, respectful and reciprocal relationships which lay the foundation for learning. We offer child initiated play based experiences and opportunities that encourage imagination, creative and critical thinking. We view our tamariki as individuals, as active and conscientious participants in a democratic society, confident in and capable of upholding and advocating for their rights and those of others. If you are a qualified teacher with similar values we would love to hear from you.

This position would suit a mother or semi retired qualified teacher in the local community wanting part time work.

Please contact Allanah Attwood on 095200114 or admin@littletreehouse.co.nz.

137 days ago

SONGKRAN 2019

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The teachers and children at LIttle Treehouse Kindergarten would like to wish our local community best wishes for Songkran. This week our children have been learning about this Thai celebration, exploring Thai traditions with the making of stupas decorated with flags, flowers and leaves, exploring… View moreThe teachers and children at LIttle Treehouse Kindergarten would like to wish our local community best wishes for Songkran. This week our children have been learning about this Thai celebration, exploring Thai traditions with the making of stupas decorated with flags, flowers and leaves, exploring the beautiful scents from some aromatic Thai herbs and plants, trying traditional Thai sweet sticky rice with sweet mango and offering good wishes for the new year by blessing our teachers and friends with a white clay paste and rose scented water. We have also been singing Thai songs and reading books from Thailand.

166 days ago

SPORTS DAY AT MOUNT HOBSON

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

Today we had our annual sports day at Mount Hobson/Ōhinerau. We all enjoyed being active with lots of fun activities including soccer, tag tails, rob the nest, a very tricky obstacle course and the crowd favourite- egg and spoon races. We shared a picnic morning tea followed by climbing Mount … View moreToday we had our annual sports day at Mount Hobson/Ōhinerau. We all enjoyed being active with lots of fun activities including soccer, tag tails, rob the nest, a very tricky obstacle course and the crowd favourite- egg and spoon races. We shared a picnic morning tea followed by climbing Mount Hobson/Ōhinerau and some songs and fun with the giant parachute before heading back to kindy.

By participating in these activities the children are strengthening many skills including - balance, hand eye coordination, loco motor skills, listening and communication skills, patience and persistence.
All this learning while enjoying a wonderful summers day outdoors.

185 days ago

SUPPORTING SCHOOL TRANSITIONS

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Transitioning to a primary school classroom encompasses several elements in a child’s life including a change in relationships, teaching style, environment, space, time and the learning itself. This adjustment is an exciting new beginning for children and their families. Effective transitions … View moreTransitioning to a primary school classroom encompasses several elements in a child’s life including a change in relationships, teaching style, environment, space, time and the learning itself. This adjustment is an exciting new beginning for children and their families. Effective transitions are critical to the development of children’s self-worth, confidence and resilience and ongoing success at school.

At Little Treehouse Kindergarten one of the things that we do to support our children's transition to school is to spend time with them in a school classroom as part of our Wise Owls ready for school programme. Through building a relationship with a local school we have the opportunity for teachers and children to spend time in a new entrant classrooms, participating in class activities, exploring the classroom, asking questions and talking about what is the same and what is different about school and kindy. Upon returning to kindy the children share their experience with their friends with the support of lots of photos. We feel that this helps to build children's knowledge of the expectations of the school environment and therefore confidence in their individual transition to school.

‘Learning to deal with transitions is part of life. Children need support to learn how to manage change and to build resilience. Teachers can help children develop a positive attitude to change by encouraging their sense of self-worth, confidence as a learner, independence and optimism.’ ERO Continuity of Learning: Transitions from early childhood services to schools.

196 days ago

LITTLE HEART DAY THIS THURSDAY

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

We would like to reach out to our community and encourage you all to support Little Heart Day this Thursday 14th February 2019 to raise money for children born in NZ with congenital heart defects.

One of our kindergarten children is a heart baby, having 3 open heart surgeries in the first 2 … View more
We would like to reach out to our community and encourage you all to support Little Heart Day this Thursday 14th February 2019 to raise money for children born in NZ with congenital heart defects.

One of our kindergarten children is a heart baby, having 3 open heart surgeries in the first 2 months of her life, the first at only 3 days old. Little Treehouse Kindergarten are supporting Heart Kids by wearing red this Thursday and making and selling heart gingerbread cookies to our kindergarten community to raise money to this wonderful cause. You can donate too and make a difference!

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202 days ago

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

The teachers and children at Little Treehouse Kindergarten would like to wish our extended community a Happy Chinese New Year for 2019.

Our children are enjoying learning about the Chinese New Year and the year of the Pig. They have been learning about Chinese traditions and customs and … View more
The teachers and children at Little Treehouse Kindergarten would like to wish our extended community a Happy Chinese New Year for 2019.

Our children are enjoying learning about the Chinese New Year and the year of the Pig. They have been learning about Chinese traditions and customs and engaging in craft activities such as making lanterns and fans. We were also very fortunate to receive some Lucky Cakes from two of our families to share to bring us luck for the rest of the year. We hope that our community are enjoying the Chinese New Year celebrations.

206 days ago

ENJOYING TIME IN THE GARDEN WITH CHILDREN

Little Treehouse Kindergarten

With the beautiful Auckland weather we are naturally drawn to the outdoors. A wonderful way to spend time outdoors is caring for and exploring in a garden. At Little Treehouse Kindergarten our children are involved in all aspects of our garden from planting new seedlings, watering and caring for … View moreWith the beautiful Auckland weather we are naturally drawn to the outdoors. A wonderful way to spend time outdoors is caring for and exploring in a garden. At Little Treehouse Kindergarten our children are involved in all aspects of our garden from planting new seedlings, watering and caring for our plants, watching them grow, comparing sizes, shapes, colours and delighting in all the insects that are drawn to our garden spaces. With the new year we planted some new plants and vegetables and with the loving care shown by our children our crops are growing well and the children will soon have cucumbers, lettuce and spinach ready to eat with tomatoes, capsicum, watermelon and rockmelon following behind shortly (hopefully). The children are excited about sampling these fruits and vegetables soon!

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