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Sarah Stiles-Jones
· June 23, 2015
Warm, family friendly, welcoming centre. Provide excellent care for my children, nurturing them and providing for all their learning and educational needs. A great centre with a wonderful set of te...achers and support staff. See More

Recently one of our awesome Mums bought in a conch horn shell. She demonstrated to the children how to blow it and of course bag tamariki were keen to have a go. This proved to be difficult but it was a great experience anyway.

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We are looking for a first year student in training to join our Centre. Please contact Leonie or Kate for further information.

Hillcrest Childcare is feeling thankful.
January 18

Greetings Whanau, just a reminder we are having a "Teacher Only" day this Monday 22nd January 2018. The teachers will all be involved in professional development, team building and planning for the coming year. We will open again Tuesday 23rd January with our programme in full swing. Leonie

Today we enjoyed a visit from the awesome library ladies. We loved listening to the stories, action songs and then catching bubbles. After the rain stopped we went outside and excitedly jumped in the puddles. It's the simple things in life that truly matter.

Today we were excited that the St John Ambulance were coming to visit our centre. The children enjoyed the interactive mat time with the ambulance officers as they listened to stories, checked out the equipment and even wore some high vis vests. The highlight was definitely going outside and checking out the ambulance. We all got to sit inside the ambulance and then watch the lights flashing and the siren blaring. To conclude the visit we were given certificates, stickers and worksheets. We are very grateful to St John for going to our centre.

Take a look at our beautiful centre. We have lots of shady trees to play under, green grass to run on and loads of things to explore! Simply magic!!!

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Let there be peace and tranquility on earth, And goodwill to all people..
He mihi mamhau, he mihi matakuikui, he mihi mo. Te kihihimete me te tau hou ki a koutou.

Our Centre closes tomorrow at 12.30pm and we re-open Wednesday 3rd January. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Take care and be safe. Arohanui from all of us here!

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On Friday 8th December we held our Whanau Christmas party. We also said farewell to Sandra Cox as she stepped down as manager for the last 14 years and retired. Over this period of time Sandra had lead and guided many students through their studies and was a dedicated mentor to each of them. She saw many ECE changes and devoted all her energy into providing a safe nurturing Centre for many children. Sandra held the vision of Hillcrest Childcare as being a supportive learning community, where teachers aim to foster a love of learning in a fun way as well being safe and supportive. We wish Sandra all the very best for her retirement and look forward to her popping in and saying hello!

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Christmas Party - Dec 8th. 🎅🏽

Children of the centre and their families welcome.

Details to follow, look out for a notice or invitation in your child’s bag!

Phil and Ted Dash Pram and Accessories
It has been much loved and used regularly - two button are broken but still fully functioning.

Comes with UV and rain cover, mud guards and even a clip on seat for second child.


Just asking a donation be made to the daycare if you want it.

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Maybe something for your precious babes...

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My Goodness Organics sunblock- SPF 20+
Organic Sunblock So good you can eat it!
Suitable for babies
Free of nano particles, numbers and nasties
Contains Olive, Shea butter, Coconut oil,Beeswax & Zinc oxide.
The SPF is estimated, but as a sunblock it uses the physical barrier of zinc oxide, the amount contained in the product is the maximum amount possible without leaving a white sheen. So you can be condent that you will be protected.
the beeswax adds a natural water repellant quality, but we still recommend reapplying after swimming.
Lovingly made in Whananaki NZ.

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