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Monday, 20th January 2020

 

About Us

We believe that Learning Links stands out from the rest through its commitment to three important educational priorities:

  • Learning through play
  • Keeping children emotionally healthy
  • Educating with a sustainable environment focus.

In Association with Grace Christian Community Church in New Lynn Auckland we are proud to be opening this new centre on 20 January 2020.

Located at 28 Rimu Street this Centre will provide a Christian focus for the local community; combining Christian values and teaching in conjunction with our Learning Links Philosophy.

A significant building refurbishment and brand new learning resources and furniture are being installed in December 2019 prior to opening.

Some of our latest adventures!

Forest Programme (At Learning Links Hector Drive)

Connecting children to nature is something we are passionate about at Learning Links Hector. An enriching programme like this certainly isn’t something that was decided one day and began the next – it has taken a lot of preparation, consideration and dedication.

Well today, our passion became a reality! The group headed off on their expedition within our local community. They began this weekly ritual with a forest karakia and a willingness to explore and test their limits in the dense bush. We are very proud that our tamariki showed such respect for the beautiful forest and its creatures and this will be something that they will remember for many years to come – a huge thank you to our Kaiako, Rebekah and Ana for bringing our programme to life today everyone should have a good sleep tonight!

Our tamariki are becoming increasingly confident and familiar with the forest. They have already gained a strong sense of direction and able to show their kaiako which way could lead us to the destination.

They were lucky to find and try some kawakawa, which we learnt that the leaves can be made into medication that helps our digestive system. We even brought some back to our centre for our friends to try as herbal tea.

 

No doubt, the muddy puddles was the favourite. It was such fun for each of us to get wet, get muddy and be engaged with nature! We are also amazed to see the growing resilience of our children when they slipped into mud, when they got dirty and when they were in dilemma. They were determined to take risks and challenge themselves, physically and emotionally!

It was equally impressive to notice how tamariki cared for each other and helped their peers out of a challenging situation, they were demonstrating their growing social competence and caring nature in their bush play! We highly recommend getting out into nature – the children will surprise you!

 

 

As we continue to connect locally, to our Rototuna area, we discovered Rototuna means “lake of eels”. In Pre-European times, our area had a lake named Tunawhakapeke. The lake and surrounding swamps had an abundance of tuna resources. As a result of our new knowledge the tamariki are discovering where the tuna like to live now and what they like to eat! Trying to coax them out of their hiding places, the children have been patiently dangling some food for them and to hopefully catch a glimpse soon!

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Instagram post 2180370603069335217_8634969210 We have been undertaking our bush program for four months now, and over this time we have tried multiple ways to attract and feed the eels. Well.. this week we were rewarded!
Not long after arriving, in the rain, we set ourselves along the bridge ready to try and draw the Eels to our spot to observe them. We started off dropping a couple duck hearts into the water and a trail of blood (as advised by Richard). We didn’t need to wait too long before a New Zealand short-finned eel popped out. This one was however a little shy, choosing to move around in the grass to retrieve its food. Not long after this, the New Zealand Longfin eel showed itself, flicking up the dust from the bottom of the stream and quite greedily eating all the hearts that were offered.
As we explore why it is our duty to look after the eels in the Gully Jaxon, identified that if we don’t “there will be no eels to eat our duck hearts”. Building awareness and a willingness to care for and protect our precious taonga. .
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We have been undertaking our bush program for four months now, and over this time we have tried multiple ways to attract and feed the eels. Well.. this week we were rewarded!

Not long after arriving, in the rain, we set ourselves along the bridge ready to try and draw the Eels to our spot to observe them. We started off dropping a couple duck hearts into the water and a trail of blood (as advised by Richard). We didn’t need to wait too long before a New Zealand short-finned eel popped out. This one was however a little shy, choosing to move around in the grass to retrieve its food. Not long after this, the New Zealand Longfin eel showed itself, flicking up the dust from the bottom of the stream and quite greedily eating all the hearts that were offered.

As we explore why it is our duty to look after the eels in the Gully Jaxon, identified that if we don’t “there will be no eels to eat our duck hearts”. Building awareness and a willingness to care for and protect our precious taonga. .
#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether
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Instagram post 2177403556228230444_8634969210 😍😍 Learning Links Childcare and The Keg are working together to launch 100 Locals that Give a Damn.. Read on 👇👇👇 😍😍 We're super excited with the three local charities that have been shortlisted for the event and hoping that we can reach our 100 locals target to enable one of these charities to walk away on the night with $10000 to go back into our local community. ❓ Would you or someone you know be interested in supporting this and being 1 of the 100 Locals to Give a Damn. The event is being held next Wednesday evening. 🚀🚀 You will get a picture that you will be able to promote through your business how you are giving back and supporting local community. 🚀🚀 If you would like to join us or want more information I would 💓💓 to hear from you.
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#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether

😍😍 Learning Links Childcare and The Keg are working together to launch 100 Locals that Give a Damn.. Read on 👇👇👇 😍😍 We're super excited with the three local charities that have been shortlisted for the event and hoping that we can reach our 100 locals target to enable one of these charities to walk away on the night with $10000 to go back into our local community. ❓ Would you or someone you know be interested in supporting this and being 1 of the 100 Locals to Give a Damn. The event is being held next Wednesday evening. 🚀🚀 You will get a picture that you will be able to promote through your business how you are giving back and supporting local community. 🚀🚀 If you would like to join us or want more information I would 💓💓 to hear from you.

PM us for more details..
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#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether
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CENTRE DETAILS

Ratio: Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8 (note no babies)
Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 7:00am to 5:30pm
Address: 28 Rimu Street New Lynn Auckland
Phone Number: 0800 690 920
ERO Report: (Coming Soon)
Ministry of Education Funding: View Information
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THINKING ABOUT ENROLLING?

The best way to find out if we’re the right centre for your family is by seeing it for yourself! Please come in for a visit.

If you want to read more about Learning Links, please download our Parent General Information Book.



2019 ENROLMENT FEES

UNDER 3 YEARS OR OVER 3 YEARS NOT TAKING UP 20 HOURS

Two Days

$ 98

Three Days

$ 147

Four Days

$ 196

Five Days

$ 209

OVER 3 YEARS AND TAKING UP 20 HOURS

Two Days

$ 7/hr

Three Days

$ 7/hr

Four Days

$ 7/hr

Five Days

$ 119/wk

Enrolment Conditions
Learning Links operates as a full day service and does not offer short days or sessions; Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards; Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A deposit equal to one week of your booked hours will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place; Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending Learning Links; Nappies are provided. Food and Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy. Fees effective from 1 January 2020.

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