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Mexican Chicken and Rice

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Mexican Chicken and Rice This mexican chicken and rice dish is always a favourite for our tamariki with plates licked clean! It’s packed full of essential nutrients and flavour, a great way to help your tamariki explore bold flavours. INGREDIENTS 1 onion diced 2...
Introducing Solids and BLW

Introducing Solids and BLW

Introducing Solids and BLW My name is Sophee and I am a kaiako in the Kirikahurangi room (infants) at Future Focus Livingstone Drive. I am super passionate about the developmental milestones of our pēpi, introducing solids being one of them! I’ve whipped up a quick...
Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Early Childhood

Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Early Childhood

Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Early Childhood This year there was a lot of discussion and interest around Waitangi Day, which falls on the 6th of February of each year. There was lots of kōrero in our Centre – Future Focus Pāpāmoa Beach. Some Kaiako were asking what...
Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Rice

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Rice

Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Rice This creamy garlic and parmesan rice is absolutely delicious and warmed up our bellies last week! Our tamariki absolutely loved this one! INGREDIENTS  500g chicken breasts, diced 4 tsp oil 1 tspn paprika 1 large onion, diced 1/2 cup...
Understanding Biting: A Developmental Milestone

Understanding Biting: A Developmental Milestone

Understanding Biting: A Developmental Milestone Biting is a behaviour that can leave parents puzzled and concerned, often wondering why their sweet little ones would engage in such an act. It’s essential to recognise that biting in toddlers is not uncommon and...
Oat & Date Slice

Oat & Date Slice

Oat & Date Slice This super easy date and oat slice was a big hit with our Bach tamariki. Quick to whip up under time pressure and a great healthy choice! INGREDIENTS 2 cups dates – roughly chopped 2 cups oats 2 tbspn honey 1 tbspn vanilla essence 1/2 cup...