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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
We are excited to be opening our brand new Fantails on Dairy Flat Highway, conveniently located just minutes away from Silverdale in early March 2020.
Fantails Estate stands out as a leading edge, modern purpose built facilities with an environment that match the quality of education and care provided.
Set on over 3½ hectares of land nestled between farmland, in a rural lifestyle setting, and provides one of the largest landscaped outdoor spaces at a New Zealand early learning centre. A perfect place where there is enough (real!) grass for children to run, play, have fun, explore and learn.
Our generation and those past, did not sit as much as children do today in our more sedentary lifestyle. Research shows that auditory, visual and tactile skills depend on movements. Academic success depends on having these basic physical skills in place for efficient learning to occur.
The very best place for children to get moving and master their emerging physical skills is outdoors. It is outdoors that children can fully and freely experience motor skills like running, leaping and jumping.
Playing outdoors also helps children with cognitive, social and emotional development. It is here where children are more likely to invent games, be able to express themselves and learn about the world their own way. They feel safe and in control, which promotes autonomy, decision making, and organisational skills.
Although the children are only playing to have fun, they're actually learning lifelong skills! In conjunction with age appropriate child-led learning, our specialised school readiness program for pre-schoolers, the Fantail Flyers, is where special attention is given to not just word recognition, numeracy and vocabulary but also concentration, working in a group and routines. Our aim is to build confidence so children can move comfortably into 'big school'.
Fantails Estate has five rooms, creating a more intimate setting for different age groups. Large north facing sliding doors create a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the landscaped grounds and play area, with babies, toddles and older children each having their own seperate play areas.
Inside, modular furniture creates flexible play spaces and comfortable spots for parents to spend time with their children.
In line with the Healthy Heart recommendations Fantails offer fresh food prepared on the premises for morning and afternoon snacks and a hot lunch, saving parents the need to prepare a main meal for children in the evening.