Using cloth nappies at a childcare centre - Kiwi Families
How to have success in discussing the use of cloth nappies with a childcare centre, and practical steps to make this situation work for your family.
Tips for having a great relationship with your Au Pair - Kiwi Families
Our first Au Pair joined us from Germany when Tom was 6 months. As the founders of Au Pair Link, we’d given some thought to the type of Au Pair we
Rudolf Steiner Waldorf - Kiwi Families
The Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf movement recognises that schools should be truly comprehensive: open to all girls and boys, with a curriculum for all pupils which is as broad as time will allow and with a healthy balance of artistic and practical, alongside academic, activities. Teachers in these schools are dedicated to generating a genuine inner enthusiasm
Kindergarten - Kiwi Families
So you are about to launch into the Kindergarten phase of your life. Our Kindergarten article explains how Kindy works in New Zealand and what to expect. What is a kindergarten? A kindergarten, or kindy as a lot of us know them, is an education and care centre governed by a Kindergarten Association. They
Playcentre - Kiwi Families
Playcentre is early childhood education that promotes and encourages parents to be the first educators. Read our Playcentre article for more info. What is Playcentre? Playcentre is an Early Childhood Education Service which is unique to New Zealand. It is a service that promotes and encourages parents to be the first educators of their children.
Montessori ECE - Kiwi Families
Dr Maria Montessori founded the first Montessori community in 1907 in the slums of Rome, Italy and an educational philosophy grew from her work with these fifty poor, illiterate children. Today Montessori is the single largest ’pedagogy’ in the world, with over 22,000 schools in more than 100 countries on 6 continents. Celebration of the
Kohanga Reo - Kiwi Families
At Kohanga Reo all education and instruction is delivered in te reo maori (Maori language). Learn more about Kohanga Reo and how it works in our article. What is Kohanga Reo? Kohanga Reo is an early childhood education and care (ECE) centre where all education and instruction is delivered in te reo maori (Maori language). At
Home-based care - Kiwi Families
Home based care is care and education provided by adults in either their own home or the child’s. Find out more about home based care in our article. What is home-based childcare? Home-based or in-home childcare is a care and education service for NZ children provided in their own home or the home of another
Childcare Centres in your area - Kiwi Families
If you’re looking for a childcare centre in your area, check this page for links to childcare centres all over New Zealand. Auckland Hamilton Tauranga Rotorua Hawkes Bay Wellington Christchurch and Canterbury Otago Southland 0 0 vote Article Rating
Childcare Centres - Kiwi Families
Understanding what a Day Care centre is and what exactly they do is important. Our Day Care article will give you this information and answer a lot of your questions. What is a Day Care Centre? Education and Care centres (as they are officially known) are licensed and/or chartered early childhood centres that offer either
What is an au pair? - Kiwi Families
An au pair is a young person from abroad employed by a host family to care for their children. As a member of the family, au pairs provide live-in childcare and a unique cultural and learning experience. The title comes from the French term au pair, meaning “on a par” or “equal to”, indicating the importance of
Parents as First Teachers - Kiwi Families
PAFT, Parents as First Teachers, is a New Zealand home based early childhood education programme that has been run in New Zealand since 1991 aimed at suppo
Home Schooling in New Zealand - Kiwi Families
There are many benefits of homeschooling in New Zealand: close family relationships, fewer teenage issues, flexibility and opportunities to extend learning.
Te Kura- The Correspondence School - Kiwi Families
Te Kura (formally The Correspondence School) provides distance learning for students of all levels in New Zealand. Learn more about Te Kura and how it works. About Te Kura : Who an enrol at Te Kura? : Who supervises my child while they learn? : Payment for supervision : Useful Websites About Te Kura Te
Early Childhood Education overview - Kiwi Families
Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the education and care provided to kids before they go to School. Learn more about education options in Early Childhood.