Kids Count Pukekohe Farm Animals.

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Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we welcome our new additions to our nearly complete farm…. 8 chickens, two lambs, a goat and our very own miniature horse called Honey Boo Boo to the centre, who will live in a wonderful farm environment that we have created and be part of the children's learning environment. Our very own centre's Farm. We are very ...
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Celebrating Maori Language Week

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This week we have been celebrating Maori Language Week at Marne Road.  The Kaiako and tamariki have been learning all about the Maori language, traditions and customs and made amazing artwork. Each room has been making poi and raakau for tamariki to use and explore and Whaea Param made beautiful piupiu skirts for the babies room.  We ende...
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July and August 2020

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 Kia Ora and Greetings to all our lovely tamariki and Whānau! We hope that you all have keeping yourselves well! Our tamariki have been very busy here at the Centre. We had a full month of fun learning in July however the Covid19 Alert levels went to 2.5 for Auckland halfway through August. Because of this we had the same process as our first ...
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Exploring our new playground

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Our new playground is ready for use and we are so excited to go outside and explore. The turf is looking amazing and tamariki were so eager to run, climb and balance on the activities set up for them. The Kaiako also explored the playground and had an amazing time with the children. Everyone enjoyed our playground exploration day and want to say a ...
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Upgrading our playground...

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 Everyone here at Kids Count, Marne Road is so excited! We are getting a new playground and cannot wait for it to be completed. The workers have been levelling the playground and laying soft fall cushioning and turf to play on. Tamariki have been watching the trucks and diggers coming into the playground and experiencing the transformation fir...
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Celebrating Father's Day at Marne Road

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  On Friday 4 September, we celebrated Father's Day at kindy. Due to the Covid-19 Level 2.5 restrictions, we were unable to invite the dads to join us for the morning. We decided to go ahead and have a party day for tamariki. Whaea Dani made yummy party platters for tamariki and Kaiako did face painting and had lots of fun activities planned f...
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Celebrating Cook Island Language Week

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This week we celebrated Cook Island Language Week at kindy. The Kaiako organised lots of fun activities such as tapa art, dressing up and  making paper tivaevae. The babies even made an umu in the sandpit, which was an awesome experience for them. The tamariki also showed off their drumming skills outside on the playground. We ended our week o...
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JUNE 2020

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A month full of fun learning activities! Whare Koru Baby's - Explore Construction         Whare Koru Toddlers - Literacy       Whare Kiwi - 3s and 4s - Dispositions/Social Competence Welcome to our new tamariki and whanau who has joined our Centre and look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks. &nbs...
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Our chickens have arrived!

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We are so excited here at Kids Count Pukekohe as we have 8 new additions to our whanau.  Our chickens have arrived and our tamariki were so excited when they arrived last week.  They are gentle and friendly and love to have our tamariki come and visit them :)
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Out and about in the Community

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It is great to be able to go on trips again now that we have moved down to Level 1. Whaea Reawyn had organized for the tamariki to visit the Rolleson Community Garden in Papakura, as well as the Papakura Museum. Both of these trips were linked to our Matariki celebration. In the community garden the tamariki learned about growing and harvesting fru...
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Susie loves Kids Count

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This week Susie and Rachel had the opportunity to go out into our community and express our love for education. They have met a lot of new and  friendly faces. Here is Susie at Pak 'n' Sav doing her thing.
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Our Covid-19 Journey thus far.....

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Here at Kids Count, Marne Road, the staff and Kaiako have been working very hard to ensure that the kindy is safe for the tamariki to return. Before the lockdown occurred, the staff came in for the day to sanitise the Centre. Once the Alert Level went down from 4 to 3, the staff came in once again to sanitise the Centre the day before the tamariki ...
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May 2020

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Warm greetings to all our Whanau and Tamariki!  We are so happy to be back at the Centre and getting back to 'normality' It was wonderful to connect with our Whanau during the lockdown period and seeing the continued learning from home.  A BIG high 5 to our lovely parents/whanau, you are all amazing!  Throughout May we had continued ...
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Create and Imagine!

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If it is busy with the blocks and our balloon friends or creating culinary masterpieces in our bush... Tamariki are always busy learning, creating and using their imagination. This is the joy we have at Kids Count Pukekohe with our big outdoor areas filled with trees and exciting areas to  explore and create!
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KC Pukekohe Ice Cream Store

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Our 3 year olds were super interested in having ice cream. So the Kaiako created ice creams and an ice cream store for them to sell and make ice creams. These area all low calorie, low sugar, low food ice creams :) but still created so much fun and learning :) 
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Confident Gazal

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Confident Gazal 
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Storytime - Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Three Billy Goats Gruff Story as acted by the Teachers. 
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Kaiako working hard at KCM

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The Kaiako at Kids Count Marne Road have been working very hard to get the centre ready for the tamariki's return. They have been sanitising the centre, toys and washing the outside equipment. The teachers have also been working very hard to make up beautiful learning packs for the tamariki to keep them engaged at home. We are taking lots of steps ...
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Our first few days back at kindy

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It is so good to be back at kindy! We missed everyone so much and are happy to be back. A few tamariki started back at the kindy and they were so excited to see their friends again. They stayed within their bubble at all times and had the same teachers in their bubble as well. They eagerly explored their environments and activities and had heaps of...
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Routines - The importance especially during LOCKDOWN

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We all know routines and rituals are important for our tamariki and ourselves. They are even more important now that we are in a lockdown. It is going to be tough being in our bubbles for atleast 4 weeks. Keeping a similar or creating a routine for you and your household will give you a sense of normality during this very uncertain time. Some of th...
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