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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
We had our faces painted, played with the dress-ups and with our friends.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The lists have been written, the excitement is building, the fairies have decorated Next Generation, it’s so exciting.
I am sure you are all pleased we went to Lollipops at the end of November, wasn’t that a really nice night? For us it was nice not to worry about the rain, the stress of a concert and just be able to relax and catch up with each other.
Congratulations to Tristan’s family, on their new baby boy, Pauline’s grandson.
You may have noticed Maria has been missing for a while now. Maria has been my friend for a long time now and when she sold her centre Robins Nest in Albany, she came to work for us so she could finish her Diploma. She did this and became very excited about our ICT programme and was surprised at how much she learnt from our little centre and our fantastic teaching team, Maria is now opening another centre in Ellerslie , on the corner of Marura Rd and Ballarat St, licensed for 100 children, called Natural Steps. It is a very exciting step and we all wish her well in her new venture.
We are saying good bye to Juliette after many years, Juliette started with us in 1996. She had a few years away, as a nanny, then at another centre and came back in 2003. I have talked her into relieving at the baby centre for January. Juliette is living in Pukekohe, she has kept up the travelling most of the year, but it is finally too much. As you know Juliette is getting married in April, so there will be lots of talk about weddings and we will expect her in for the full dress up day after the wedding. Juliette will relieve for Maria in her new centre for February / March, Juliette and Warren hope to move back to the shore later in the year, so we may see her back at babies in the future. Thank you Juliette for the work you have put in over and above your job description, your support and your friendship. I hope Next Generation will remain a special part of your exciting life’s journey.
We will be having a special morning tea on the 24th to say goodbye to both Juliette and Maria
The teachers at Gatman are providing lunch for the children on the last day, it will be a fun day
We are all planning our holidays and there is always so much to do before Christmas, if you are likely to be near water or boats, remember to have a look at the fantastic deal Aaron is offering on children’s life jackets, there are two to look at in the centre.
Same old moan…..please check lost property this week.
For all everybody with children over three, I need you to resign the attestation forms so you get the maximum subsidy, unfortunately you have to specify days, I filled the forms out so Monday was not a specified day to avoid all of the statutory holidays in the year, but Christmas is not on a Monday, I will have these organised from Monday to sign, they can not be done retrospectively, so the signature date must match the date of change. It’s a pain, but it saves you lots of money.
I am sure I will see you all this week , I will be in and out enjoying your children, as I have no littlies my house at the moment. Jes is bringing her flatmates over for Christmas dinner, so that will be fun. Rachel is off to Taranaki, Lorraine to Palmerston, Pauline, Mele, Madeline, Rui, Belinda and Berne are all staying close, where ever you are, be safe and enjoy the holidays and have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Don’t forget 3pmclose on the 24th and back to normal on the 5th of January 2009.
Maree and Teachers from both centres.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Thank you children for bringing all of your families along to Lollipops. We hope you all had loads of fun playing with your friends.
Thank you to all of our wonderful Mums, Dads, Nanas, Grandads, brothers, sisters and extended families for coming along and making it such a worthwhile evening.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Today at Next Generation we had a range of household bits and pieces out to play with. The children began banging different things together and tadaa we had our very own band!! They even started singing a Christmas song. Take a listen to our talented, musical children.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Lots of secret Santa stuff has been going on at Next Generation today, I wonder if any of the Mum's and Dad's can guess what the children have been busy making - here are two little hints. Meanwhile check out our awsome dye butterflies and ink prints, we have some clever artists in our midst.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
songs and then we had some yummy cake that Victoria (Amelia's mum) made - it was the
number 5 with farm animals on it. Lorraine tricked us all and had put relighting candles on
Amelia is off to school next week - have a great time at school Amelia and remember to come
back and visit us.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Lots of fun happening at Next Generation today, there was lots of laughter coming from the art room as the children rolled the balls in the paint and created their masterpiece. Lots of interesting shapes emerged from the playdough and Toby explored his e-portfolio, revisiting all the fun things he has done at home and writing his own story about Aria his new baby sister.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Don't forget tomorrow it's Wheels Day. Bring in your helmet, bike, scooter or wheels for a fun filled day with all of your friends at Next Generation!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
as we were inside most of yesterday.
Children inside have been busy in the art room, playing with the dramatic play toys and have
quiet time reading.
Issac and Ava came for a visit today so we are looking forward to them starting with us.
We wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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YAY...Welcome back Alex from your travels. You have been missed.
We have had a fun filled day today at Next Generation with all of the friends who have been here. Lots of our friends are unwell with a bug that is visiting the schools and daycares in the area. We hope all of our unwell friends get better soon so that they can come and join in with our fun and learning.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
When Toby and his dad Ben arrived I had told them we had just finished watching a video of Toby with his friends and I will replay if Toby wanted to watch it - this was great to see.
We also welcomed Leo from our Under 2's centre today.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It's the second week of the school holidays at Next Generation and all the children are
having a great time being outside while they can. Colby couldn't pass until he had given
Emma some money - Jodie played hide and seek in the barrel swing. Sebastian had a great
time climbing up the ladder.
A group of boys had their own mat time and all read a book out loud at the same time,
children did puzzles, played with the blocks and helped Danelle do some cutting.
FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
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Hi, Rachel has given me a crash course on how to use smile box.
I woul like to share some of the fun things we all did today. As you see "super Man" came for a play. The teachers entertained the children at mat time. Danelle set up a great obstical course and the girls got stuck into some work in the sandpit, and I had my very first experience using a "pro scope
I had a great day playing with all the lovely children (and staff).
Have a great day. Kath