Many of our kindergartens and early learning centres are actively involved in Heart Foundation activities including Kidsfirst Northcote who has an incredible record of notching up recognition...
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Congratulations to Kidsfirst Northcote, for their Healthy Heart Gold Pā-Harakeke (flourishing) Award.
The Heart Foundation awards recognise early childhood centres that help to promote healthy food choices and encourage physical activity.
Award presenter Bek Parry, Nutrition Advisor with the Heart Foundation in Canterbury, is impressed with the way Kidsfirst Northcote always shoots for gold, “they do really great work to promote positive messages at kindergarten around keeping hearts healthy.”
The kindergarten has consistently held Gold award status since the awards started in 2010, this being their ninth consecutive win!
“We were the very first early learning centre to achieve the Gold Award,” says Kidsfirst Northcote Head Teacher, Leigh Downie, “and we are really proud of our continuing achievements.”
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.