Waikato River Cruise

We always enjoy excursion times! But this one was especially fun because we got to go with all of our families. Our curriculum plan for the month of September was around the theme of transport, and since the spring sun was out, we thought what better way to execute...

Matariki (Maori New Year) Celebrations

We enjoyed decorating our centre for our first Matariki, and it was an honor to celebrate it with elders from the Summerset retirement village. We laughed, danced, and learned traditional Maori waiatas alongside our whanua, and enjoyed a nice potluck that our...

Fundraising for the Child Cancer Foundation

At Hatchlings, we are firm believers in doing our part to help our wider community, and instilling these values in our Tamariki. This year we decided to help raise funds for the Child Cancer foundation by having a Wig Wednesday, and also by selling plaster handprints...

Christmas came early this year!

Our first ever Christmas at Hatchlings was a blast. We experienced our first hail storm which made the outside look like snow, and our Christmas party had a surprise guest! Santa himself! It was an evening spent making snowmen, playing games with our extended...