26 October 2023
Cracking the Code of Picky Eaters: A Playful Guide to Happy Meals
We are all on a quest to ensure our kids thrive and stay as happy as can be. And we know that one key to a happy child is a healthy child. But let's face it, when it comes to getting them to eat right, it can be a bit of a culinary adventure, right?
15 October 2023
Time to ditch the nappies? Navigating Toilet Training: Signs, Methods, and Childcare Support
Embarking on the toilet training journey with your little one? Discover how to recognise when your child is truly ready, explore various tried-and-tested training methods, and learn how to collaborate with your childcare provider to keep things consistent. Packed with expert insights and practical tips, this post aims to make the transition from nappies to underwear smoother and less daunting for both you and your child.
01 September 2023
"Find Top-Rated Childcare Centres Near Your Dream Home with Our New realestate.co.nz Partnership!"
Kindello Teams Up with realestate.co.nz to Simplify Your House Hunt. House hunting can be stressful, and finding a suitable childcare centre close to your new home adds to the pressure. Kindello, in partnership with realestate.co.nz, is thrilled to announce a solution that caters to property seekers and their families throughout New Zealand.
31 August 2023
Is Your Little One Ready to Dive into the World of Solid Foods?
While we all know babies are adorable from the moment they're born, there comes a time when they're ready to take on the adventure of solid foods. So, when exactly is your little one ready to embark on this culinary journey? If you're eagerly awaiting the moment when you can introduce your precious bundle of joy to the world of delicious morsels, you're in the right place.
31 July 2023
Exciting New Features to Streamline Parent- Early Learning Service Communication on Kindello
We are thrilled to announce two exciting new features: the ability for Early Learning Service centres to upload files in inbox chats and the option to display enrolment status on profiles and the Centre list screen. These enhancements empower parents and providers to seamlessly share important documents and provide clarity on enrolment availability, making finding the perfect educators for each family smoother than ever before.
30 June 2023
Celebrating Matariki With Young Children Under 5
Matariki is a time of renewal, remembrance, and celebration that connects us to our land, sea, and sky. But how can we make the festivities of Matariki engaging and educational for our youngest tamariki? Here are some wonderful ways to celebrate Matariki with children under 5.
08 March 2023
10 Great Board Books for Toddlers
Board books are a great way to get little ones involved in (and excited about) reading. We spoke to the team at Little Unity bookstore in Auckland City to get some excellent board book suggestions for young readers. Check out the list below!
01 March 2023
Gardening Tips - Growing Kiwi Gardens
Anita of “Growing Kiwi Gardens” shares her tips on building children’s connections to nature with gardening.
17 January 2023
Interview with Aya of Moshi Moshi classroom
We chat with Aya, an artist, new mother and the face behind Moshi Moshi Classroom, a website that shares beautiful, digitally drawn contemporary teaching and classroom resources.
01 January 2023
Growing Kiwi Gardens
We spoke with Anita of “Growing Kiwi Gardens” about the work she does in ECE centres across the country, a little about her early green thumb and how parents might encourage a love of gardening in their children.
05 December 2022
Christmas gifts for teachers
Teachers are some of the most important people in our lives. They help shape our children's futures and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. As a parent or caregiver its nice to show appreciation for the people that spend so much time each week with our little ones.
30 November 2022
New Shoots Coatesville getting ready to open its doors in December – Centre spotlight
We wanted to find out a bit more about Head Teacher Nicola as they get ready to open their doors in December, welcoming families from Coatesville and surrounding Riverhead, Kumeū, Huapai, Albany, and Waimauku.
29 November 2022
ECE Network Planning – are you ready?
From 1 February 2023, the control of where a new ECE service can establish lies with the Minister of Education.
17 November 2022
Kindergartens in New Zealand
A few of the crucial things to know about kindergarten in New Zealand, from the age requirement to the curriculum.
20 October 2022
My Big Moments - Starting School
Help your child start school with confidence - Hannah Davison, author of 'Ready for School', hears from three experts to help your child start school with confidence.
26 September 2022
Megan Hutchison on business, life and the transition from lawyer to motherhood and capturing family memories
We know what a juggle parenting and working can be and we love to hear stories from fellow Kiwi Parents who have carved out a life for themselves in a way that best supports their own family’s needs. We sat down with Megan to chat about her transition from lawyer to mother and entrepreneur.
14 September 2022
Fruit & Vege Cookies Recipe
Fruit & Vege cookies that toddlers will actually eat! Perfect for daycare lunch boxes.
13 September 2022
Bloesem Early Learning - Centre Spotlight
A chat with managing director Alisha about Bloesem Early Learning Te Puke & Mount Maunganui and the journey she took to creating this early learning centre.
07 September 2022
New Shoots Ramarama - Centre Spotlight
We were lucky enough to catch up with centre manager Clare of New Shoots Ramarama as they prepare to open their doors today.
29 August 2022
Every Educaid - an interview with Sarah on play and why it is imporant
A chat with Sarah of Every Educaid all about play, why it’s important, how to encourage it and what toys parents should invest in to promote their children’s development and independent play. She also gave us a little insight into why your child’s boredom is actually your friend
24 August 2022
All about money – Investing, financial literacy and the question of pocket money
We sat down with Stephanie Pow founder of Crayon to chat about all things money and family.
17 August 2022
What is homebased care and is it right for my child?
Home-based care now available on Kindello We’re excited to announce the launch of Home-based care on Kindello with over 300 educators on the platform and more being added every week.
01 August 2022
Kakapo Creek Children's Garden, Mairangi Bay - Centre Spotlight
Kakapo Creek Children's Garden is an amazing centre that has just recently opened in Mairangi Bay. The Centre manager Leanne Tong answered some of our questions to paint a fuller picture of what life is like and what is special about Kakapo Creek
25 July 2022
Kauri Kids Papatoetoe - Centre Spotlight
We had a lovely tour of Kauri Kids Papatoetoe and sat down with the centre manager to understand what makes their centre special.
21 July 2022
Kauri Kids Clendon - Centre Spotlight
We had a lovely tour of the Kauri Kids Clendon centre and sat down with the centre manager to understand what makes their centre special.
30 March 2022
Kindello has launched across New Zealand!
We are pleased that from today Kindello has officially rolled out across New Zealand. Now you can book a visit at any centre in the country.
03 March 2022
The Childcare Subsidy - your questions answered
In this post we will answer your questions about how the government Childcare Subsidy works and whether you may be eligible for it.
28 February 2022
Kindello has rolled out across the North Island
We are pleased that from today Kindello has officially rolled out across the North Island. Now you can book a visit at any centre in 2 clicks.
25 February 2022
Kindello Benefits - Book a visit to a childcare centre in 1 click
In this post we will explain the key benefits of Kindello and why it is so helpful. We have designed this platform to make it super easy for parents to connect with childcare centres.
21 February 2022
Centre visit checklist - tips, questions and prompts to ask
This article will provide you with a downloadable checklist to get you started when visiting a childcare centre. We also provide a couple of tips and prompts.
17 February 2022
20 hours ECE subsidy - your questions answered!
In this post we will answer all of your questions about how the 20 hours government subsidy works for ECE.
10 February 2022
How to choose coping strategies that work for you and your family.
In this post we will help you identify your why, the values that underpin your desire to look after yourself, and offer tips on how to stick to the plan even when the going gets tough.
12 January 2022
How to find your ideal childcare - step by step
This article will help get you underway with finding the right childcare option for you and your family.