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When your child comes to a Kidsfirst Kindergarten, there's so much for them to see and do, so much to learn and so many wonderful opportunities. Here are just a few examples of what we've been up to recently. Our kindys are where local children come to learn, play and have fun. 

 

 

 

 

 
We often take excursions to exciting places around us, whether it's the wetlands, the wildlife reserve, the beach... there's always so much fun and learning to be had.
 
Creativity flourishes at kindy as much as the plants in our vege gardens. Here's just a taster...

 

 

 

 

 
 
Kidsfirst kindergartens are great at finding ways to recycle and reuse, like this fantastic idea for milk bottle tops...

 

 

 

We're very proud of our gardens and what they produce - and what we learn for them along the way.
 

 

Mosaics help to connect us to our environments and our heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Sharing is something that's big at our kindergartens... from experiences to fresh produce and lots of ideas.
 
 
Kidsfirst Cashmere had fun in their garden, especially with the worms.
 
There aren't may backyards as exciting and adventurous as some of the play areas you'll find at Kidsfirst Kindergartens - see for yourself.

 

 

 
 
You'll find wonderful native plantings in many of our kindergartens. We take visits to reserves and try to connect children with the wonders of our natural environments.

 

 
 
It's only natural to play with natural items.

 

 

 

 
 
At what age do children care about being green?
One of our teachers is doing fascinating research into the 'child's voice'.

 

 

 

The apple tree at Kidsfirst Sumner led to much more than a bumper crop of apples...
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The change of seasons is something we notice and celebrate at kindergarten.
 

 

 

 

 

 

THE STRANDS OF TE WHÃRIKI
SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSTERING
LINKS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
This is a video about dolphins that Kidsfirst Lincoln made for Earth Week.

 

 

 

There are chickens at more than one our kindys and they're incredibly popular...
 

 

Kidsfirst McKenzie made very special use of the land at the back of their kindergarten. Here's what they did.
 
 
As we look forward to creating new kindergartens for the generations to come, we're looking at issues like sustainability and incorporating some of the latest 'green' thinking into our plans.

 

 
 
Paper making is a fun activity that many children love. It's easy and rewarding.....

 

 

 

 

 
 
Kidsfirst Greymouth is one of our kindergartens using the humble, hardworking gumboot in a new way to add colour to our kindys...

 

 

 

We're proud that many of our kindergartens are Enviroschools and that they're often leading the way in Early Childhood Education in this way.
 

 

Recycling is something that all our Kidsfirst Kindergartens truly believe in - and in teaching princples of respect for our world around us.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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