All Dads, Grandfathers and Uncles are invited to join in with some fun activities and a sausage sizzle. Thursday 30th August —3.00-4.30pm
2018-08-30 15:00Read More
Everyone is invited to come along for a shared dinner and dance! Friday 10th August—6.00-7.30pm
2018-08-10 18:00Read More
Fantails will be hosting a 'Family Fish ' n Chips' evening on Wednesday, the 20th of June from 5pm-6:30pm, it will be a relaxed 'BYO' dinner, a...
2018-06-20 17:00Read More
All parents and whanau are invited to come in and join in with our fun activities and shared Kai. Friday 15th June—3.00-4.30
2018-06-15 15:00Read More
All Mums, Grandmothers and Aunties are invited to come in and celebrate this day. Thursday 10th May— 3.00-4.30pm
2018-05-10 15:00Read More
Parent evening. Guest speaker Joy Sluiters is returning from The Parenting Place to speak about "Discipline without force or fluster”. Held at the...
2018-05-09 18:30Read More
Juniors and Preschool class and individual photos
Babies and Toddlers class & individual photos
Parent evening. Guest speaker Joy Sluiters from “The Parenting Toolbox” topic: Raising happy, confident and resilient children
Celebrating Chinese New Year
BARK NZ visiting (Building awareness around K9’s)
Preschool room visit to local Vet hospital
Children’s Christmas party 6-8pm Silverdale Primary school
Preschool room trip to Motat
13 th -17 th November – bike week. Bring your bike from home.
Toddlers and babies room trip to Kelly Tarltons
Fantails Silverdale’s 4 th Birthday party!
Juniors room trip to Motat
"Loud shirt day" Fundraising for deaf children with cochlear implants or hearing aids.
Wacky Wednesday dress up day!
'Come and play for Father's Day' All Dad's, uncles and Grandfathers welcome. BBQ and fun games.
Constable Damien visiting from the local police department.
Pyjama dress up day!
Disco! 6-7pm. Come dressed in your favourite costume and bring a plate of nibbles to share.
Juniors and Preschool rooms Matariki celebrations. Parents/whanau invited to share friendship soup and Maori bread. Children put on a cultural...
Babies and Toddlers rooms Matariki celebrations. Parents/whanau invited to share friendship soup and Maori bread. Children put on a cultural...
Silverdale Primary school Development day for 4 year olds
Teddy bears picnic
Preschool room Development Day session at Silverdale Primary School
Preschool room trip to Auckland Zoo
Babies room celebrating Holi festival of colours
Toddlers and Juniors rooms trip to Butterfly Creek
Parent evening with guest speaker Joy Sluiters – Parenting styles, personality types and love languages
Children’s Christmas party 6-8pm at Silverdale Primary School. (Rain date will be on Monday 19 th December).
Parent evening 7-9pm Guest speaker Joy Sluiters from the parenting place will be talking about ‘A fresh perspecitive on sleeping, eating and toilet...
Welcome back to all those that had a break. 2016 has started well and everyone is enjoying the great weather we're having.
We have set the date for our Christmas party. It will be held at Silverdale Primary School on the 4th of December and will be starting at 6pm and...
Parents are invited to join us for an evening of learning and playing. Each of our Classrooms will have an activity set up so you can join in,...
2014-10-03 19:00Read More
We are having a parent evening on the 29th May and would love to see you here. Our plan is for you to have some wines and nibbles, chat to the...
Thank you to those who attended on Saturday Evening. It was a very successful evening and the teachers enjoyed meeting parents on a more...
2014-04-07 13:56Read More
Thank you for all the Grandparents that came to our Afternoon Tea. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, for both the children and the grandparents.
2014-03-21 13:56Read More
Fantails Silverdale has finally opened it's doors on Monday the 21st of October and now into our 3rd week things are really going well. We've...
2013-10-21 13:55Read More
We are a welcoming place where children and parents belong, where values of people from different cultures and different abilities are accepted and respected.
We integrate a bicultural perspective giving all children the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
Te Whariki, the National Early Childhood Curriculum, is the foundation that encourages holistic learning and development and on which we base this philosophy.
Our goal is to provide quality education that will have a significant and lasting impact on children's overall development.
Our aim is that when children leave our centre they will be more competent learners, confident and secure in their sense of belonging and have a love of learning that will continue throughout their lives.
We see the environment as the third teacher and have set up Fantails to meet the varying developmental levels and learning needs of each child.
All children have the opportunity to experience a rich environment that encompasses tactile experiences, literacy and numeracy skills, outdoor play, sand/water/carpentry, block building, family play, puzzles, art and much more.
Children choose the areas that interest them and teachers support these interests and learning through discussion. These discussions often lead into the recording of learning stories which are kept in individual children's portfolios.
Our high number of caring qualified staff is there to ensure that during the time your child is at Fantails they receive high quality education and care that is tailored to their individual needs. To help us achieve this we have a high number of educators to the number of children present.