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Ministry of Education News

The below article has just been published in the Ministry of Educations Bay of Plenty – Waiariki regional news section and we thought we would share this with you. To read the full article – please click in the following … Continue reading

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Central Kids Edgecumbe Open at Otakiri Playcentre

Great News!! Central Kids Edgecumbe has kindly been offered the use of the Otakiri Playcentre facilities. The Ministry of Education has granted a temporary licence for the Central Kids Edgecumbe tamariki to attend during the school holidays. This programme is … Continue reading

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* Kindergarten & Centre Closure Update | Thursday, 13th April *

We are working very closely with the Ministry of Education – please keep an eye out on this post for updated closures that may come to hand throughout the day. Hauraki: * Central Kids Ngātea Bay of Plenty: * Central … Continue reading

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* Kindergarten & Centre Closures | Wednesday, 12th April *

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Ministry of Education is closing all Early Childcare Centres and Schools in the following areas: Edgecumbe, Kawerau, Ōpōtiki and Whakatāne tomorrow, Wednesday, 12th April 2017. This includes the following Central Kids sites: * Central … Continue reading

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Jan Ballantyne CEO Retires

After 20 years as CEO for Central Kids, Jan was farewelled last month at several functions, by employees, trustees and members of the community. Jan was an inspirational leader and had a strong commitment to the education and wellbeing of … Continue reading

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Head Office Welcomes Robyn Adlam

We wish to advise that Robyn Adlam has been appointed to the Finance Administrator position at Central Kids Head Office. My name is Robyn Adlam.  My background is in banking where I have worked in various roles, from teller through … Continue reading

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Matariki at Government House

Joceline Triscott and Angela Palmer from Central Kids Hinemoa in Taupō were privileged to attend this years Matariki celebration at Government House in Wellington. The theme this year was "science and innovation looking to the future" and it was a … Continue reading

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Exciting News

From the beginning of May, 2016 Central Kids Fordlands, Helen Downer & Homedale in Rotorua have increased their hours. You can now enrol your child to attend from 8.00am – 3.30pm, with the option of attending throughout the school holidays. … Continue reading

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Enviroschools Facilitator Training

Recently four staff members from Central Kids attended the Enviroschools Facilitator Training for three days at Whaingaroa, Raglan. (Pictured: L-R Caroline Barns-Graham – Whaihanga ELC, Liz Sutton – CK Laughton, Henare Gurney & Barbara Lingard – Head Office) They learnt … Continue reading

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Importance of Ngahere Experiences

During one of our in house staff professional development sessions yesterday teachers of Central Kids Kindergartens discussed the importance of bringing Ngahere experiences into the centre, and how do teachers take children out to the Ngahere. We looked at the … Continue reading

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