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
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Everyone is invited to come along for a shared dinner and dance! Friday 10th August—6.00-7.30pm
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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...
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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
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All Mums, Grandmothers and Aunties are invited to come in and celebrate this day. Thursday 10th May— 3.00-4.30pm
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Parent evening. Guest speaker Joy Sluiters is returning from The Parenting Place to speak about "Discipline without force or fluster”. Held at the...
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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,...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.