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Book character day – come dressed up as your favourite character on Wednesday 26th June 2019
Celebrating Matariki – come along and share some kai with us on Monday 10th June 3.00-4.30pm 2019
Environment day – Wednesday 5th June 2019
Wacky Wednesday – come dressed up as wacky as you like! Wednesday 29th May 2019
Pink shirt day – Friday 17th May 2019
Mother's day afternoon tea – Thursday 9th May 2019
Celebrating Anzac day – 24th April 2019
Bike week! Babies room Monday 15th April 2019 Toddlers room Tuesday 16th April 2019 Juniors room Wednesday 17th April 2019...
Preschool room trip day! Visiting Sheep World – Thursday 21st March 2019
St Patricks Day – Friday 15th March 2019
Toddlers and Juniors room trip day! Visiting Sheep World – Thursday 14th March 2019
Children's Day – Monday 4th March 2019
Parent evening – Wednesday 27th February 2019. Guest speaker Joy Sluiters from 'The Parenting Place'
Juniors and Preschool room photo day – Wednesday 27th February 2019
Babies and Toddlers room photo day – Tuesday 26th February 2019
Teddy bears picnic on Tuesday 19th February 2019
Waitangi Day celebrations Thursday 7th February 2019
Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday 5th February 3.00-4.30pm 2019
Swimming lessons at Norther Arena for 3-4 year olds resume again from Friday 25 th January 2019
As part of our all-inclusive service, we provide nutritional home cooked meals prepared by our in-house cook. Our aim is to encourage healthy eating habits. Fantails Country was awarded their Gold Healthy Heart Award and Fantails Silverdale is working towards theirs.
Nappies is provided and included in the weekly fees at Fantails Country.
At Fantails Silverdale we have an opt-in option to provide your child's nappies for $2.50 per day. If you choose to provide your own nappies, please put these in your child's bag and top them up each day. If we run out of your nappies, we will use a Fantails nappy at $1 for each nappy used.
Our Fantail Flyers school readiness program has been created by our experienced and qualified team, in collaboration with the new entrant teachers of our local schools.
Special attention is given to not just word recognition, numeracy and vocabulary but also concentration, working in a group and routines. As part of the program Fantails will provide lunchboxes and drink bottles to help with this change of routine as children enter school.
Our aim is to build confidence so children can move comfortably into "big school".
At Fantails we maintain outstanding teacher to child ratios. The Early Childhood Regulations state minimum ratio requirements for Under 2's is 1:5 and Over 2's being 1:10. We maintain a minumum ratios of 1:4 for Under2's and 1:8 for Over 2's.
We recognise the importance of providing quality early childhood education by a skilled and knowledgeable workforce and maintain at least 80% qualified teaching team and provide professional development for all our teachers.
We recommend that all parents/guardians and children visit Fantails before making a decision. Please complete the enrolment request form here. We will contact you and make an appointment to show you around and explain all that is going on.
At Fantails we are in constant communication with our families. The most common forms are:
We actively encourage open communication. If there is something you believe we could do differently or better, please let us know.
Fantails is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staffing the Centre with dedicated and experienced Early Childhood Education professionals.
Our Team is supported with regular opportunities to participate in professional development to remain leaders in their field and provide the best possible care for your children.
The Team all wear a uniform for easy identification. Please feel free to approach any team member at any time to discuss Fantails and our service to you.