Here's a glimpse into just some of what's been happening... 






 Who better to help you to celebrate the Chinese Year Of The Dog? The children from Kidsfirst Ilam introduce their pets... 

The Bays kindergarten has been a long time coming for the residents of some of Christchurch's seaside suburbs...






 Celebrating our fantastic, inspiring and passionate teaching teams across the Kidsfirst network...  

Bunnings helped another of our kindergartens to spruce up their big backyard with generosity and community spirit...






 Wheelathons are synonymous with kindergartens. Generations of children have had fun on wheels and it shows no sign of stopping...  

Do you know the colours of a rainbow? How about in Te Reo?

Here's a helpful guide for you...







 We're proud that our kindergartens have real trees, actual grass to run around on, with room for lots of happy children and butterflies! 

A bountiful garden plot doesn't just yield amazing vegetables, sometimes it grows you a special prize.

 The children at Kidsfirst Mount Pleasant made waffles together as a fun learning activity to take their minds off a predicted cyclone.. Steamed 'puppy' treats were a special delight when Kidsfirst Hawthornden celebrated The Year of the Dog. 
 While you're unlikely to see a butterfly, some recent rain brought frogs into one of our Central Otago kindergartens. Children at Kidsfirst Hei Hei made red envelopes to welcome in the Chinese New Year along with a fantastic Lion Dance. 




 Kidsfirst Maniototo mustered up an authentic looking hut for their backyard as a tribute to their farming heritage and as a 'cool place' to hang out. Did you catch some sun this past summer? Tamariki learnt more about Te Rā in fun, creative ways. 
 “Maui is like a super hero here at Kidsfirst Wales Street,” says Head Teacher, June King. Here's an example of how the children got involved in his story... Children at Kidsfirst Wakatipu role-played camping with pop-up tents in the great big backyard. It was an outdoor adventure without leaving the safety and reassurance of the kindy. 
 2018 - The Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac. Many of our kindergartens found wonderful ways to celebrate.  

Our culture is so important to us, not just as individuals but as a society, and what better place to learn more than at kindergarten.






Seaweek's theme of  Toiora te Moana - Toiora te Tānagata / Healthy seas, healthy people  inspired Kidsfirst Nuffield.


An amazing, colourful float in a spectacular parade on the shores of Lake Wanaka must be the work of Kidsfirst Hawea.






 Our Central Otago kindergartens have a rich past, filled with happy times and lots of parent and community involvement. 

Kidsfirst Belfast welcomed a new whare with a special ceremony, acknowledging its name: Te Whare Tama - the child’s house.






 Buckets of enthusiam, kindness and good quality come together in an inspired initiative at Kidsfirst Belfast. 

Summer isn't the only season to venture outdoors - no matter what the season there's always something to do. Especially in Autumn.

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