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The Orchard Child Care & Preschool

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Busy busy busy

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 12:41 AM Comments comments (95)
Things are going incredibly well!
We have now been open for 6 weeks and things are going incredibly well.
Our roll growth has been incredible and well beyond our projections - our days are mainly on around 28 children - leaving only a couple of spaces each day - when we'd been optimistic to have 20-25 for the first year - so a huge Thank You to everyone who's trusted us with their precious children - we love having them and are enjoying all the learning experiences that are taking place.
Check out our new photos on our slide show - showing just some of the learning that's been happening

Coming Together!!!! YAH!!!!

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (101)
Things are finally all coming together!
Today the plumbers are here installing 2 cute (yes that's right, cute!) little toilets, a three sink hand basin, laundry tub, adult hand basin and adult toilet - sad what gets me excited these days!
Over the weekend Hubby will be madly finishing off things for our Final Inspection with Rotorua District Council on Monday and then on Thursday the Ministry of Education come to do the Licensing Visit - not much sleep for me over the next week - but so exciting to see things are almost all done so we can welcome lots of little people.

We are overwhelmed and thrilled by the number of enrolments we have already - most days are around 75% full with some days at around 60% - can't wait to open the doors!

If you're considering enrolling children or know of someone who is - you/they can download an enrolment form off this website! First in, First served :)

August begins

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (114)
Today marks the beginning of August and despite our very, very, VERY best efforts, we aren't open yet - hoping the next few weeks will hold great news though so keep an eye on us! 
Meanwhile all the fencing is done, gates are hung, garage has been converted into an office, resources and some VERY cool toys have been purchased, signs have been hung, driveway has been done (and hopefully this time next week the carpark will be tarsealed and marked with ample parking), fire alarm is in, policies are written, plumbers are busy installing littlies toilets, staff have been appointed and a whole load of other things have happened - all steps in the right direction to the beginning of The Orchard welcoming the littlies who are going to make it so special. 

2 weeks in!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM Comments comments (240)
Can't believe it's only been 2 weeks since we got the keys - so much has happened. New driveway is 95% finished, sandpit is dug, fence posts are in for new kiddi-safe fencing, trees have been trimmed, a new hole in the wall to connect two rooms and our hot water cylinder has leaked (that was the definitely the downer in the above list!!). Exciting times here, lots of enrolments too! And now I get to go shopping for lots of toys, play equipment and kids stuff - So much fun!

Exciting times

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM Comments comments (95)
Things are getting very exciting- only 4 more sleeps till we get the keys in our hot little hands ... it's going to be a busy weekend followed by a frantic few weeks!!