Mother's Day Week


 This week in the lead up to Mother's Day 💐 our tamariki have been very very busy preparing little surprise gifts for their special mums. In the Babies Room we started the week off with card making and some exploration with clay turned into a little jewellery dish. We explored with something a little different this week, getting our children t...

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Meet the team

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Newsletter for April 2022

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Outing to the Papakura Museum and Graduation Day


Kia Ora Whanau What a fantastic week it has been at Marne Road. We had so much exciting activities from exploring with arts and crafts to transition to school and an outing to the Papakura Museum, ending off our week with a graduation ceremony for our 5year Old's. Rising Stars (babies)..In celebration of Earth Day this week we decided to ...

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Lest we Forget


 ANZAC Day is one of the most important days celebrated in New Zealand, marking the first major military action fought by New Zealand armed forces during World War One. At Kids Count Marne Road we had some really cool activities to remind our children about the importance of Anzac Day. Our 3 year old's went to Papakura cenotaph to lay a wreath...

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Happy Easter From Marne Road

Kia Ora Whanau Happy Easter from all of us from Kids Count Marne Road.The Easter bunny came to our center last night and dropped some special Easter Eggs for our tamariki. We have a special Easter Egg hunt planned for today. Easter is a great time to reflect and be grateful for the little things in life that make us smile. Leading up to Easter our ...

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February 2022


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Nahau te rourou; Naku te rourou; Ka ora ai te manuhiri (with your basket of knowledge, and my basket of knowledge, the people will prosper)


 Kia ora whanau,  just a little update from our tamariki in Rising Stars at Kids Count Marne Road. We are off to a busy start for the month of February.  Our tamariki are learning about 'The Treaty of Waitangi', this inspired us to make our own classroom Treaty.  We celebrated Chinese New Year with some delicious kai, and w...

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Welcome to 2022


Happy New Year to all our friends and whanau at Kids Count Marne Road. May this year be a year filled with success and happiness. This year we will be implementing some lovely new ideas and routines to ensure our center is  your home away from home. Our teachers strive to create an environment that is respectful to our children. It i...

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Engaged children @ Marne Road


Engagement is a state of being genuinely involved and interested in something. Children learn best when they are deeply engaged in what they are doing or experiencing. When children are engaged, they are more likely to get along with others and be motivated to learn, while being less likely to experience stress. This is what we thrive on here at Ki...

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Merry Christmas from Marne Road

Kia Ora Whanau This week has been filled with love, happiness, laughter and festivities. Here at Marne Road we follow practices of showing every child respect. We had our Christmas party on Thursday and set up a traditional Christmas lunch for our tamariki. They has Christmas crackers and a lovely lunch. Some of our tamariki sang a song for us...

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Getting Ready for Christmas


Kia Ora Whanau We are so excited for Christmas. Our teachers have been busy doing some fun exciting Christmas activities with our children. Our tamariki were doing some problem solving by designing cool Lego designs. It encouraged a lot of thought and critical thinking. Christmas arts and crafts implementing fine motor skills and lots of concentrat...

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Web blog for 8th November 2021 to 12th November

This week teachers were busy doing Christmas decoration in their rooms. The learning experiences were also based on Christmas. Children did Magic milk experiment for Christmas. This week water play was also introduced back after lockdown. Tamariki were very excited to play with water. Pinecone painting and wooden stick...

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New exciting changes


The team at Kids Count Marne Road are so excited for our Tamariki and Whanau with the new learning environment we've created. The learning environment is the 3rd teacher and helps our children to settle in and feel like it is a home away from home. We've been so busy  even though its been Lockdown. We've had lots of fun celebrating Diwali...

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Daily Updates


 Kia Ora Whanau We've decided to upload daily updates on Story park to keep you informed about your tamariki's learning on a daily basis. It is a short snap shot of photos showing you some of the exciting learning experiences happening on a daily basis.  Kids Count Marne Road will also use the blog as a platform to show you some of these ...

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Science is fun!


Science is a bit like magic....with a logical explanation. Tamariki are always excited to see Science experiments and kaiako have come up with some great ideas. From growing plants, sink and float, volcanos and mixing colours....lots of fun and learning happened. Keep on experimenting tamariki!

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Matariki Whanau Event


On Thursday 22 July 2021, we celebrated Matariki at Marne Road. We invited whanau to come and have hangi with tamariki and join in the festivities. We set up tables outside for tamariki for kai time and tables for whanau inside the Hi-5 room. Whaea Mary (owner of Kids Count) joined us as well to say farewell to Whaea Ritu as she is leaving on ...

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July Holiday Programme


Our first week of the July Holiday Programme was successfully executed.  Tamariki and kaiako had so much fun and enjoyed the activities together. We can't wait to see what the 2nd week of the holidays have in store for us.... 

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What makes Marne Road unique?


The tamariki and kaiako at Marne Road makes our centre unique! Different personalities challenge and compliment each other and a sense of belonging and exploration ensures that every day at Marne Road is an unique experience. Sunshine, rain or wind cannot keep our spirits down and we have fun both indoor and outdoors. Pop in any time for ...

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Having fun despite the cold weather...


This week the temperatures were very low and tamariki and kaiako felt the chill in the air....but it did not get us down! We continued to explore our surroundings, strengthen friendships and celebrate Matariki. Our Juniors room also went on a little "trip" to the pool area to explore the veggie garden and learn about planting and harvesting. First ...

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