Bright Beginnings Glendowie
Our beautiful, boutique Childcare Centre in Glendowie for children aged 2-5 years located at 228 West Tamaki Rd, Glendowie.
We are currently offering two months free childcare on all new enrolments
Our Centre-wide Umbrella concept which we had adopted in the year 2020 -‘Relationships’ has become increasingly relevant and prudent during our experience with COVID-19,which brought unexplained disruptions to our life.
We feel so proud of our collective efforts as we faced the unique challenges together and formed genuine and reciprocal bonds with our whanau, children and teachers. In the process, our community of learners are exploring the value of self-worth and knowledge about oneself.
This year we will be focusing on the key value ‘Identity’ as the Umbrella Concept being adopted by our Centre.
We are curious about our childen’s kaiako and whanau thoughts on how we can enhance our positive sense of identity. We ask our parents the following questions:
What social or cultural identity is important to you as a family?
How do you promote your child’s sense of identity?
Group Learning: Who We Are
Our current Group Project “Who We Are” has taken wings and we wish to further promote the feeling of pride and knowledge in our tamariki about their identities. Our whānau have been sending artefacts in the cultural kete that was of importance to them from their culture. These are being shared by children with their friends and teachers during the Meeting Time with immense pride and aroha. This learning experience has inspired our tamariki to show kindness, love, and empathy for each other’s customs and values and has gone a long way to enrich their understanding of themselves.
Our children’s Memento Book “A Unique Celebration of Children in BBELC Glendowie” has been gradually becoming lovable and meaningful wherein we are celebrating our unique cultures, identities and backgrounds. Parents have shared with us valuable moments and memories of the children and the families”. Each child is seen not in isolation but as a part of whānau and knowing about their hopes, aspirations, families, and cultures is a wonderful way of acknowledging their mana and upholding their sense of self-worth.
Healthy Heart Award
Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre, Glendowie is the proud recipient of the Second Level Healthy Heart Award (Whānau Strengthening) from the Heart Foundation which is valid for two years. It recognises our Centre’s ongoing commitment to promoting healthy eating habits and physical activity. Thank you to our whānau who understand and support us in fostering healthy habits and healthy hearts for life.
Sep 3, 2021 – Father’s Day
Sep 17, 2021 – Chinese Lantern festival
Oct 6, 2021 – Wacky Hair day
Oct 22, 2021 – Loud Shirt day
Nov 5, 2021 – Diwali
Dec 4, 2021 – Centre Christmas Party
We’d love to show you around our Glendowie based Childcare Centre. Call us now on 09 528 8698 or fill in the details below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.