Babies & Toddlers

Early Childhood Education – Kindercare

Fostering children’s growth and development is what Kindercare does best. Children’s growth and development is best nurtured through loving relationships and in an environment where they feel safe, secure, valued, happy, and like they belong – then learning happens naturally. When our children are free …

Early Childhood Education – Playcentre

Playcentre is a parent cooperative that offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to be involved with their child’s learning.  At Playcentre, adults play alongside their children. A child-centred programme based on your child’s fascinations, strengths, and interests allows you to encourage children as they interact …

Early Childhood Education – Bottle Lake Preschool 

Supporting families to raise curious and engaged learners is the ethos at Bottle Lake Preschool. In the early years, young children develop many skills and habits that prepare them for school. Two of these essential habits are curiosity and engagement. Children who are curious about …

Mom life’ with Anika Moa

In the spotlight this issue with KINETA BOOKER is New Zealand recording artist, radio and television presenter, and mother of four, ANIKA MOA, who has just released her much-anticipated third children’s album, Songs for Bubbas Vol.3. What surprised you most when you became a parent? …

Osteopathy and newborn checks

KELLY EDEN talks with the team at Merivale Osteopathy about the value of osteopathic treatment for new mums. A few weeks after my oldest daughter was born, I noticed she seemed uncomfortable sleeping with her head turned to the left. Like the baby advice says, I would …

Sensational first Christmas

Baby’s first Christmas? Keep the celebrations stress-free with these top tips by DR LIN DAY, founder of Baby Sensory. Christmas is a special time of year for parents and an even more magical one for babies.  The Christmas tree, presents, shiny decorations, colourful lights, smells, …

Great grands

For those children fortunate enough to have grandparents in their lives, the benefits are great – reflects KATE BARBER. In today’s world, many families are dispersed about the globe; and so the relationship between grandparents and their mokopuna may be anchored by weekly Skype sessions. But, …

Getting on the move with baby

One of the best things about holiday times are the visitors who come with it. When family are coming from out of town and bringing infants or young children, those hosting them often feel obliged to buy items their young guests need, like portacots, highchairs …