Entries by brooke

Let the Games Begin: Lighthouse’s Mini Olympics!

For many of us, winter conjures up images of snow-covered mountains, rainy days and snuggling up to a warm winter’s fire with family and friends. However, this will not be the case in Rio de Janeiro on August the 5th – 21st as the world will see the beginning of the summer Olympics 2016. This […]

Our Educator Judy

One of our wonderful educators, Judy, has an opening to look after a few more children. Judy is a Lighthouse Educator based in Three Kings. She is a fully qualified Early Childhood Education teacher and has extensive experience in childcare, with over 5 years of that in centres. At the age of five she migrated […]

The Sense in Sensory Play

Sensory Play is so much more than just a fun activity; it establishes the foundations needed by your child to develop various skills. During the first year of life, babies explore their surroundings through their senses. The more they explore the more they learn. That is why babies and toddlers touch everything and anything in […]

We’re taking over Kidz Kingdom at Rainbow’s End, again!

On the 2nd of September we will be taking over a section of Rainbow’s End! Last year we had an absolutely wonderful time with you all when we exclusively booked out the Kidz Kingdom section of Rainbow’s End for our Lighthouse families, so we’re more than excited for round 2! If you didn’t make it […]

Don’t Give Winter the Cold Shoulder

If you’ve started to notice your family’s increased cravings for deliciously warm hot chocolates, you’re not alone. The first signs of winter are beginning to appear and it’s getting to that stage where it’s almost impossible to get out of your warm and snuggly bed in the mornings. Winter is a time where many of […]

Fruit Picking Adventure

A big thank you to the huge amount of families who came along to our fruit picking adventure on Saturday. We had over 100 of our lovely lighthouse family members attend our event and it was fantastic to see you all! Although we are now well into winter’s chilly months, we were lucky enough to […]

Let’s Celebrate Matariki Together

If you don’t already know, Matariki is the rising of a star cluster, which represents the Maori New Year! Matariki traditionally symbolised a time for fertility, remembrance and celebration as Maori gave thanks to the year gone by and welcomes the new beginnings of the year to come. Matariki is just around the corner (This […]

Lighthouse Newsletter May 2016

Hello to our wonderful Lighthouse Families! We hope you all attended and enjoyed our Lighthouse Children’s Day. This is our biggest annual event and it wouldn’t be possible without all of you, thank you for your continued support. This season’s newsletter recaps our Children’s Day event, so you can relive the fun of a fantastic […]

Free Mainly Music Session in Wellington

Does your little one love to dance? We are holding a FREE mainly music session for our Lighthouse families at our Wellington office on Friday 27th May starting at 10:00am. Please register your attendance by calling 0800 55 11 33, details such as the physical address of our Wellington office will be provided when you […]

Children Flourish in Combined Age Groups

As a home based childcare service, Lighthouse at-home strongly supports the combining of age groups. Lighthouse educators can have up to four children at any one time, with a maximum of two children under the age of two. The reasoning behind this is partly to ensure individual attention is given to all four children, while […]