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Ready for school

KATE BARBER talks with JANE BURKE from BestStart about what it means to be ‘ready for school’, and how parents and teachers can best support children for this transition. Early Childhood Education & Te Whāriki Te Whāriki, the New Zealand curriculum for Early Childhood Education (ECE), is founded on the following aspirations for children: ‘to […]

A Second Home

‘Finding the best care and learning opportunities for your baby or child is often about finding that special home away from home’, explains SHANNEN HAWKINS, Centre Director at the newly opened Kindercare in Christchurch city centre. Parents of young children can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the daily and weekly juggle, especially when you add paid […]