497 Remuera Road
Remuera
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Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Are you looking for a kindergarten for your 2, 3 or 4 year old in Term 2? Uplands Kindergarten is a community based early childhood centre located in Somervell Church on the corner of Greenlane Road East and Remuera Road. We offer morning and all day sessions to meet the needs of our families. … View moreAre you looking for a kindergarten for your 2, 3 or 4 year old in Term 2? Uplands Kindergarten is a community based early childhood centre located in Somervell Church on the corner of Greenlane Road East and Remuera Road. We offer morning and all day sessions to meet the needs of our families. Please look at our website www.uplandskindergarten.org.nz.......................................... or email info@uplandskindergarten.org.nz for further information.

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39 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Are you looking for a kindergarten for your 2, 3 or 4 year old in Term 2? Uplands Kindergarten is a community based early childhood centre located in Somervell Church on the corner of Greenlane Road East and Remuera Road. We offer morning and all day sessions to meet the needs of our families. … View moreAre you looking for a kindergarten for your 2, 3 or 4 year old in Term 2? Uplands Kindergarten is a community based early childhood centre located in Somervell Church on the corner of Greenlane Road East and Remuera Road. We offer morning and all day sessions to meet the needs of our families. Please look at our website www.uplandskindergarten.org.nz....................................... or email info@uplandskindergarten.org.nz for further information.

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39 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

We have been saving our chip/silver packets to give to our friend Tsana. She takes them to "the Chip Packet Project NZ" and together they make blankets for homeless people. Tsana brought in a blanket to show the children the outcome . The blanket was amazing. It was big enough for … View moreWe have been saving our chip/silver packets to give to our friend Tsana. She takes them to "the Chip Packet Project NZ" and together they make blankets for homeless people. Tsana brought in a blanket to show the children the outcome . The blanket was amazing. It was big enough for everyone to get under.

39 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Happy Easter from Uplands Kindergarten.

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52 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

With Easter around the corner, we made our first batch of hot cross buns this morning. Everyone enjoyed eating them outside in the sun at Uplands Kindergarten. The teachers described to the children the significance of the cross on top. We look forward to baking more hot cross buns next week.

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58 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

We love The Easter Bunny song - and it gets played a lot at this time of the year. The song is the perfect way to encourage children's physical literacy as they deliver the eggs. Jumping, hopping and skipping is a skill we like children to fully develop at Uplands. It is an important part … View moreWe love The Easter Bunny song - and it gets played a lot at this time of the year. The song is the perfect way to encourage children's physical literacy as they deliver the eggs. Jumping, hopping and skipping is a skill we like children to fully develop at Uplands. It is an important part of their growth as they progress towards co-ordinated, mature movement. Feeling confident in movement, knowing how your body works and being aware of where your body fits into space is being physically literate and vital for self expression.

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80 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Are you looking for a kindergarten for your 2, 3 or 4 year old? Uplands Kindergarten is a community based early childhood centre located in Somervell Church on the corner of Greenlane Road East and Remuera Road. We offer morning and all day sessions to meet the needs of our families. Please look at… View moreAre you looking for a kindergarten for your 2, 3 or 4 year old? Uplands Kindergarten is a community based early childhood centre located in Somervell Church on the corner of Greenlane Road East and Remuera Road. We offer morning and all day sessions to meet the needs of our families. Please look at our website www.uplandskindergarten.org.nz.................................... or email info@uplandskindergarten.org.nz for further information.

66 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Children bring inspiration through the door to Uplands. Today, Noa brought in LOTS and LOTS of caterpillars from home. We observed them and drew them with markers and paint then displayed them on our string. Through investigation and research, we discovered, alongside the children, caterpillars … View moreChildren bring inspiration through the door to Uplands. Today, Noa brought in LOTS and LOTS of caterpillars from home. We observed them and drew them with markers and paint then displayed them on our string. Through investigation and research, we discovered, alongside the children, caterpillars have 6 eyes.

76 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

We harvested the seeds from our sunflowers. Some we saved to plant next year, and the rest we gave to our friend Tsana to feed to her chickens. They loved them!

87 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

At Uplands, we know that when children are playing, they are also nearly always problem-solving, or investigating, or engaging in various forms of self-expression. Play often helps children place new information in meaningful contexts. With enjoyment comes concentration, mental effort, motivation … View moreAt Uplands, we know that when children are playing, they are also nearly always problem-solving, or investigating, or engaging in various forms of self-expression. Play often helps children place new information in meaningful contexts. With enjoyment comes concentration, mental effort, motivation and achievement. Great learning for school and life.

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94 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

At Uplands Kindergarten, the teachers keep up to date with research from New Zealand and around the world. Research from Whitebread in the UK states that children who are emotionally secure, curious, and playful, with well-developed oral language and self-regulation abilities, will be most enabled … View moreAt Uplands Kindergarten, the teachers keep up to date with research from New Zealand and around the world. Research from Whitebread in the UK states that children who are emotionally secure, curious, and playful, with well-developed oral language and self-regulation abilities, will be most enabled to develop as powerful learners and emotionally and socially healthy individuals. ECE settings which support these developments are characterized by emotionally warm and supportive social interactions, the provision of developmentally challenging and playful learning opportunities, dialogic and collaborative talk, and support for child-initiated activity and children’s autonomy.

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100 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Handwriting requires you to have the ability to move one hand while the other is still. Babies do mirrored movements (bilateral movements) eg waving with both hands, grabbing toys with both hands. Children who do not have good co-ordination often have difficulty with dominance eg. what hand to … View moreHandwriting requires you to have the ability to move one hand while the other is still. Babies do mirrored movements (bilateral movements) eg waving with both hands, grabbing toys with both hands. Children who do not have good co-ordination often have difficulty with dominance eg. what hand to write with, write back to front. When the mid line is mature children can hop and skip (between 4 and 7 years old) and one part of the body can do one thing different to the other. Why not come and see us at Uplands Kindergarten. We currently have spaces for 2-5 year old children at our sessions.

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102 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

What do we need in a well balanced physical diet for the brain to grow and a child to grow and develop? The most advanced form of balance is to be still. You cannot teach a child to sit still by practicing sitting still. They need experiences like rolling, spinning, upside down, rocking. Balance … View moreWhat do we need in a well balanced physical diet for the brain to grow and a child to grow and develop? The most advanced form of balance is to be still. You cannot teach a child to sit still by practicing sitting still. They need experiences like rolling, spinning, upside down, rocking. Balance activities will help children who are wrigglers and fidgeters and have difficulty focusing. Doing movement patterns like this helps children who have concentration issues. Come and play with us at Uplands Kindergarten.

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108 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

It was interesting to listen to Professor Scott Duncan on The Project on Tuesday 1 February 2022. He discussed his latest research on children's development and one comment in particular interested me. "Dropping the ball".
Scott's research followed children at 2 years and again… View more
It was interesting to listen to Professor Scott Duncan on The Project on Tuesday 1 February 2022. He discussed his latest research on children's development and one comment in particular interested me. "Dropping the ball".
Scott's research followed children at 2 years and again at 4.5 years. Lack of ball skills was just one factor the team noted. The teachers at Uplands Kindergarten build ball skills into our daily play at Uplands. We see this as a valuable skill for children to achieve - something Professor Duncan no doubt agrees with.

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108 days ago

Uplands Kindergarten

Head Teacher from Uplands Kindergarten

Such a happy start to the year with the children enjoying face painting. We were inspired by the Chinese New Year celebration of the Year of the Tiger to paint tiger faces, however following the children's requests, butterflies were a popular choice too.
Welcome back to 2022 everyone.

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