Starting School

June 3, 2020
Written by Claire, one of our wonderful team members who has completed her Masters in Education (ECE) through Auckland University. Transitioning to school is one of the topics Claire is passionate and knowledgable about. ...
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The below blog has been created by our director Nikki after showing many families through Oma Rāpeti and searching for her own child prior to owning a centre. These are some of the common questions she comes across and some pointers with what to look for. ...
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You might think because we run a cool little centre in Auckland Central that, in our opinion, provides the best possible care out there and therefore we would be bias towards children being in ECE centres. In actual fact, at the base of everything is our philosophy and we tr...
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Messy play. Korihori pōrehe. Two simple words that have the incredible capacity to make both parents and educators either recoil in horror, or jump for joy. Why do we intentionally let our littlies (and our homes/classrooms!) get covered in filth? Utter madness? C...
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From mindfulness to bubble baths, Christmas to birthdays, bedtime to bathtime, many of us use rituals in our lives. Even as adults, we’re often using rituals without even realising. Rituals create special moments and lasting memories, and are a wonderful way to really tune...
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Our guide for parents on how to turn everyday objects around the home into educational ECE resources....
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Sustainable Parenting

April 15, 2020

Eco-conscious parenting without losing time, or your mind.

At Oma Rāpeti we know how important it is to put the environment front and centre of our practices and teachings. We’re also mothers and parents. Busy ones at that.As parents, there’s always a tug at our hearts when we go for convenience over sustainability. We’re bus...
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What's the difference?

December 9, 2019

Let's explore the differences between a kindergarten, an ECE centre, a daycare and homebased care

On your search for quality early childhood education, you’ve probably come across some (or all) of these terms. They’re a bit of a mouthful when you put them all together like that too!So what are the real differences between a Kindergarten and an ECE Centre? What does H...
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As a teacher, one of the most common things I get asked about is something along the lines of “how come my child isn’t toilet trained yet?” To start with, at Oma Rāpeti we use the term "toilet learning" as opposed to "toilet training". This respectful term reflects th...
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It can be daunting, and somewhat scary, trying to find a lovely early childhood centre for your child. This can be especially so in a city like Auckland – there are simply so many ECE options to choose from and a lot of them are truly lovely! They may be close to your home...
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