Jeffrey Giraffe

We are a family owned and operated Early Childhood Centre. Family is at the heart of who we are and who doing this for.

Operating as usual

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 21/06/2018

Today was World Giraffe Day because everywhere in the world it is either the longest day or the longest night!
We had some wonderful costumes today!
For lunch we had lion meat (meatballs), hay (spaghetti), tree leaves (basil) and monkey food (banana split) for dessert!
We also adopted the herd of giraffes at Orana Park. In the spring time we will go and visit them

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 16/04/2018

Today we hosted the Jeffrey Giraffe Commonwealths Games. We had some traditional sports and also some just for our Jeff’s contestants. Luckily the rain cleared and we had a blast!

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Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 15/02/2018

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year. The tamariki got to eat morning tea with chopsticks, they made a dragon and did a dragon dance and they enjoyed making dragons with the art supplies, blocks and recreating in their play!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 14/12/2017

Yesterday afternoon we had a Christmas photo booth set up! What fun everyone had dressing up and posing!

13/12/2017

So exciting......Santa came to Jeffrey Giraffe today!!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 23/11/2017

At Fendalton Library they have a wonderful storytime. Today the nursery children got to enjoy!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 23/11/2017

Today at Jeffrey Giraffe we celebrated Thanksgiving. The children have been talking about all of the things they are thankful for. We had a lovely shared lunch of roast chicken, marshmallow kumara and pumpkin pie!! We finished our celebrations with some American coloured 'fireworks'.

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 21/11/2017

Off out for a walk to Mitre 10!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 13/09/2017

Jeff's kaiako are participating in Steptember raising money for Cerebral Palsy, today we had a dress up and coin trail day! What wonderful donations we received and the children all looked fabulous! Ka mau te wehi - awesome!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 12/09/2017

The tamariki have noticed the changes happening with Spring, particularly the blossom. Here are some of their art interpretations of the blossom trees.....

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 12/09/2017

Today some of the preschool children went down to Fendalton Library for the Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori storytime session. Today Lucy was our photographer, thanks Luce for the great shots! 😊

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 23/03/2017

St Patrick's day fun included games, gold hunts and a trip to St Patrick's school (what better place to be;) Check out the sea of green in the classrooms...

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 17/01/2017

Great day for yoga with this wet weather 😊

22/12/2016

Merry Christmas from Jeff's Nursery xx

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 15/12/2016

We were so super lucky today as Julie Wylie and Cindy made a special trip to Jeffrey Giraffe for an awesome music session. We had such an amazing time.

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 13/12/2016

Today we held our first poroporoaki (farewell) for our school leavers. The children had made a Korowai (cloak) for the event. Each child said their mihi to which the teachers responded to with a whakatauki from our philosophy. We then sang a waiata, followed by karakia and shared kai. What a wonderful farewell.

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 02/12/2016

Happy Last Day to Alesha.....wishing her all the best for the upcoming birth of her first baby! Today we celebrated with cake (of course), a baby hunt and a baby themed disco! Here's a few picture's.

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 30/11/2016

Some more pics from today's trip!!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 29/11/2016

Today we had a trip on the double decker bus and went to the museum. They have a cool exhibition on celebrating Air New Zealand's 75th Anniversary. Check out the photos......

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 21/11/2016

The nursery children are fascinated about our garden and love eating the leaves. We decided that we are going to create an edible garden. Today we headed out to Mitre 10 to get some seeds. It was a great day for a walk, so good that half of the children had a wee sleep!

13/11/2016

Just confirming that we are open today! Hope everyone is okay apart from a little sleep deprived!

Timeline photos 29/10/2016

PInk Star Walk 2016

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 20/10/2016

Daisy created a foot spa for the children, what an awesome experience! Check out the photos!

11/10/2016

Stacey, Val, Juliette, Daisy, Denise, Kylie and Cary are doing the Pink Star Walk on Saturday 29th October to support women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here is our Pink Star Walk fundraising page http://pinkstarwalk.co.nz/page/jeffreygiraffefundraisingpage - come and donate now!

Thank you in advance!!!
Have a great day

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 05/10/2016

Today we celebrated Katrina and the upcoming birth of her 3rd baby. We sang "Happy Baby Days To You" and had a shared morning tea. Check out the children's drawings of Katrina's baby and the awesome names the children thought of!! Best wishes to Katrina. X

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 02/10/2016

Here's some pics from our Wheels Day on Friday!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 25/09/2016

Here's some pics from our Art Show last night. Thank you to the families that came along and supported this event. Your generosity was awesome. If you missed out the art will remain on sale for the next week or so. All profits go to "Fill their lunch box". Thank you to the children who created these masterpieces and the teachers for all their hard work.

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 16/09/2016

Team work and creativity - golf ball and box painting, check it out.....

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 02/09/2016

Today we opened up the whole centre so children could explore both the preschool and nursery. The children had such a wonderful time.

Why Free Time for Play is So Important for Every Child - Mothering 31/08/2016

Why Free Time for Play is So Important for Every Child - Mothering

Great article about the importance of play.....
http://www.mothering.com/articles/free-time-play-important-every-child/?utm_content=title2&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mothering%20100%25%20Vb%20users%20who%20have%20opened%20in%20the%20last%20year%202016-08-11&utm_term=Vb%20users%20that%20have%20opened%20in%20the%20last%20year

Why Free Time for Play is So Important for Every Child - Mothering “Play nourishes every aspect of children’s development – it forms the foundation of intellectual, social, physical, and emotional skills necessary for success in school and in life. Play ‘paves the way for learning’”. This important quote from “Let the Children Play: Nature’s Answer to Early Learnin...

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 19/08/2016

What great fun it was @ the Jeffrey Giraffes Olympics. We had running races, ring toss, shot put and gymnastics!

Photos from Jeffrey Giraffe's post 17/08/2016

Today the children had great fun painting outside with the fly swats! They made such a great effect on our paper and one of you even covered Juliette's hair in blue paint as you swatted the paper!

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