Building Community at Our Hastings Kindergarten & Childcare

At Piccolini Hastings Private Kindergarten and Childcar, we have children from a broad spectrum of different cultures, and our centre reflects the diversity of the wider community. At our early childhood centre, we love to celebrate our unique heritage and […]

How We’re Keeping Parents and Family Connected

At Piccolini Hastings we love to stay connected to our community, and for us, that means you, your whanau, and your extended whanau. One of the great tools we use at our daycare to keep in touch and make sure […]

Good Nutrition a Natural Part of Our Day at Piccolini Hastings

A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, that’s how the song goes. At Piccolini Private Kindergarten and Childcare Hastings we believe that your daycare kid benefits from a balanced approach and eating should be a pleasure we […]

Transitioning Children from Childcare to School at Piccolini Hastings

At Piccolini Private Kindergarten and Childcare Hastings, we have tamariki attending from 3 months old right up to preschool, some of our daycare whanau finish at Piccolini and head off to their first day of school straight away! This transition […]

Introducing Babies and Toddlers to Sensory Play

Sights and sounds, smells, tastes, and textures make up a lot of a little person’s world in the first few years of life. A lot of discovery happens through sensory experiences and finding creative ways to stimulate these senses only […]

5 Reasons to Choose Piccolini Kindergarten & Childcare Hastings

Our private kindergarten and childcare centre in Hastings is made up of friendly teachers and engaging toys, an excellent outdoor space and plenty of calming corners for some restful down time. But while a fun, safe and enriching day at […]

The Importance of Curriculum, Philosophy and Teachers in Childcare

New Zealand’s early childhood education industry has a wonderful reputation as being among the world’s best. We are known for our focus on play-based learning, our bicultural framework and our goal of empowering lifelong learners. Any childcare centre or kindergarten […]

The First 5 Years of Learning in Early Childhood Education

The first five years of a child's life are incredibly significant and influential, not just for their development but also for ensuring children are supported to land on the right pathway for future success. Simple experiences that you see happen [...]

Winter Wonderland at Piccolini Hastings

Our different seasons throughout the year present so many learning opportunities for tamariki. Here at Piccolini Kindergarten and Childcare Hastings, we believe that there is no reason for learning and play to stop in the cooler months, in fact there [...]