Cooking with Children

When you hear the words "cooking with children", what do you think of? Possibly images of...

When a walk becomes an adventure

During a time when movements are restricted children can become frustrated.

Putting on pyjamas for a purpose

We are very passionate here at Treetops about caring for others, and helping out where...

Having fun with Gloop!

Messy play is exactly what the name suggests - playing with messy materials and having...

Building vibrant imaginations in the library

At Treetops Early Learning Centres we recognise the opportunities for learning that happen when we...

Taking risks while playing

At Treetops we believe that it is important for all tamariki to engage in safe,...

The animal connection

At Treetops Early Learning Centres we believe in the value of having animals within our...

Wonderful, warm winter winners

At Treetops, we are committed to providing tamariki with healthy and positive nutritional habits to...

Matariki - Sharing the harvest

Matariki is the Māori word for a cluster of stars that rises during the winter...

Aroha mai, Aroha atu

Aroha mai, Aroha atu (Love given, love returned)In Aotearoa New Zealand we are blessed to...

A garden of flowers

The great outdoors is nature's gift to children; it gives them the freedom to explore...

Gaia Philosophy

 

 As part of Earth Day celebrations, several of our Treetops kaiako attended a presentation by...

Book Week: helping exploration and expression

Books provide many wonderful opportunities for learning, expression and exploration.

What does a quality adult/child relationship look like?

Whether at home or at our centre at Treetops, one of the fundamental questions a...

Building strong and reciprocal relationships

Principle 4 of our early childhood curriculum is about relationships “that children learn through responsive...

Treasuring relationships with grandparents

At Treetops, we believe "the relationship is all" whether this is between the children, the...

Making our own Treaty

 

Our connections to the past help us understand where we are today and help us...

Forest fairies get a fix from nature

The Morepork's room (4-5yrs) at Treetops Pukekohe has recently started a forest programme called Patupaiarehe...

Playdough is a great way to encourage creativity

Playdough is such a great way to keep the children exploring all of their senses...

How we celebrate Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, commonly known as "Chinese New Year" is actually celebrated in multiple countries...

Our food is healthy, hearty and delicious

At Treetops, we pride ourselves on healthy, nutritious snacks and meals for the children attending...

Take note of urges during play

Urges are patterns of behaviour - they can tell us a lot about the child's...

Learning skills that travel with your child

You may have seen or heard the words "learning dispositions" in your child’s documentation or...

Matariki - a time to celebrate

 

Matariki is the rising of the stars, which signals the beginning of Te tau hou...

Primary Caregivers: Creating meaningful and lasting relationships with your child

At Treetops Early Learning Centres our children are cared for in “rooms”  guided by their...

What do I look for when searching for an ECE centre?

We understand that finding the right Early Childhood Centre for your family is a daunting...