We have been busy with our gardens. The children have been learning about growing things as they have planted, potted and watered. Our environment is very important to us all. Watch for the sunflowers in mid-summer. We have also been doing plenty of bug hunts, catching mostly worms which the children find fascinating.
Over the last few weeks the tamariki have enjoyed a couple of spontaneous walks around Fraser High School and Elliott Park. Excursions of this kind allow the children to explore new places, make connections outside of Creche, test their own abilities and develop confidence in new situations.
Thank you to all our whānau who attended our Matariki events in July. The staff went to a lot of effort to put these on and we really enjoyed hosting the events. It’s a special time and the children really love having an opportunity to share Creche with you, their whānau.
It is getting closer to our big move and we are getting more excited as time goes on. Our temporary building is getting ready for us and we have started packing some of our stuff away. A big thank you to Neil from the University for all his support and help with our new building, old building and our temporary building. You are fantastic!
We have had a very exciting month so far.
The Campus Creche Trust officially took over Fraser’s Little Feet on Monday, 9 May. Yoshie from our Kauri centre won the Deaf Aotearoa NZ Sign Language National Award in Early Childhood and we are moving forward with the replacement Maire building.
The Easter Bunny visited Creche on Thursday, 24 March handing out Easter eggs. The rainy weather did not put the Centres off from having a fun day making bunny ears, painting faces and eating hot cross buns.
March is a busy time for so many people who are part of the University community. There are lots of happy children around Creche who have settled in to the routine of being “Creche little people”. This is so pleasing to see.
It is hard to believe we are well into February. Lots of new children are starting as well as old faces returning after their summer break. A big welcome to you all and we hope you enjoy your time being involved with Campus Creche.
A big welcome to you all as we start 2016. I hope you have all managed to have some rest and relaxation during the summer break. I know it is always busy with little ones in a household. Lots of the tamariki seem very pleased to be back in their routine of coming to Creche and are enjoying being with their friends and having lots of fun.
We have an action packed year planned and hope 2016 is a good year for you with your study, work or managing family life.