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Home2Grow April 2017 Newsletter
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Kia Ora! Welcome
News Update - April

Exciting news! Home2Grow is launching a competion
"We are better together…"

Competition for Parents -
WHAT TO DO: Between 1st of April and 30th of April 2017 comment on at least one learning story on Kid Reports, our interactive communication platform. (Contact your coordinator if you have issues with logging in). Use the app (or the mobile version on your computer). See details below.
You will be in the draw to win one of the 2 prizes: 1 family pass for Butterfly Creek and 1 for Kelly Tarlton’s.  We will draw 2 names on Monday 1st of May 2017. Good luck!
Parents to sign up to Kid Reports, read their child's learning stories, and comment on at least one of them (for example, write about similar things the child does at home, about their child’s learning, language, and  behavior. Make suggestions, compliments, ask questions and give us ideas for extending the child’s learning). Please do not reply to notification emails, the replies can’t reach us. Press comment button on your phone, instead.
Playgroup Manurewa
There as been a great turn out at our our new twice monthly playgroup in Manurewa. The playgroup provides many opportunities for planned Learning Outcomes and spontaneous interactions and learning.
Playgroup Manukau
"What a lovely play date we had this morning! (10/3/17) Thank you, for making this event so special. Here are some moments that I am sharing with you all from today’s event. Hope you would enjoy the slide show. We are grateful for your participation in our tamariki’s learning journey. Your feedback and your voice matters to us 😊 Please keep them coming." Ricku - Programme Coordinator
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Playgroup Massey
The children had many activities to choose from at the playgroup. The activities were planned with the following outcomes in mind- Exploration, Communication, Contribution and Belonging.
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Parents Meeting 
Some of our parents met with our Programme Coordinator Ritu to discuss portfolios, KidReports and general feedback. KidReports is the digital management and communiction tool that we are using at Home2Grow. A great way for educators and parents to communicate and document the child's learning journey. The Home2Grow philosophy was discussed. The importance of learning through play and everyday activities during the preschool years forms the basis of more formal learning which takes place later in the child's life. The most important influence a parent can have on their child's future learning is to read with the child everyday to form a good foundation of literacy.
Educators Professional Development
  • Playgroups - Massey Community House, 385 Don Buck Rd, 9.30am-11.30am. 1st Thursday of each month- Next one 4th May.  All educators and parents are welcome. Hope to see you all there. Contact Diana 027 3076342 for more information.  
  • Playgroup - Manurewa 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Next one on 10th May,10am. Life Church Manurewa. 24/26 Maich Rd, Manurewa 
  • Playgroup - Manukau - 2nd Friday of each month. Next one on 24th April. Manukau City Baptist Church, 9 Lambie Dr, Manukau. 
  • Playgroup - East Tamaki, 14 Springs Rd. Mondays & Thursdays, 9am - 12pm. Contact your Programme Coordinator or the office for more details.
  • Conferences-   20th of  May, te reo and tikanga Maori, curriculum and assessment ( notice, recognize, respond, record, review)
  • First Aid Course - 27 th May, 9.30am. Life Church Manurewa, 24/26 Maich Rd
  • Matariki celebrations  June- July
  • Literacy- self-review- finish in July
  • Conference - October 2017 -  Civil defence and other h&s issues, setting up the environment, learning through play
We wish you a blessed Easter time with your loved ones


We are always looking for amazing educators, nannies and families to join up to the Home2Grow Childcare Service. We are offering a $50 voucher* to each person who sends a referral through to Home2Grow.   They must sign up for at least one month with a minimum of 20 hours per week. Voucher will be awarded after one month of enrolment.

We are looking for new educators in all areas. Either stay-at-home mums, aunties, grandparents or students with a passion for working with children, have experience in the field and believe strongly that early childhood is the most critical period in the brain development of children and that EC education significantly contributes to this growth.

*Conditions apply
 

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Wishing you all the very best!
 Noho ora mai rā,
 nā Home2Grow Team!

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