Meet the kids
( It’s all about the KIDS! )
( It’s all about the KIDS! )
The Mangawhai Garden Ramble was established in 2003 by a dedicated group of Mums, Kindy staff and other volunteers, to raise funds for both the Mangawhai Kindergarten and Mangawhai Plunket groups.
Every single dollar raised by the Mangawhai Garden Ramble goes towards the continued education, health and general support of our young children and their families!
Read below to find out more about these wonderful groups, and see what some of our parents have to say here!
Here’s what some of the parents have to say:
My son Heath is 1 and a half and he absolutely loves going to our playgroup on Mondays. He gets to play with all the fantastic toys and equipment which is so well set up for our kids. We are grateful for the huge effort that goes into the garden ramble which allows us to participate in the group/facility and appreciate it very much.
It feels like the kindy is part of my family and it has great facilities!
When I first arrived in Mangawhai I didn’t know anyone. I was a nervous, lonely first – time mum. I knew I needed to step out of my comfort zone and into the community to improve my wellbeing, so I decided to go along to playgroup and I’m so glad I did! I have made many great friends, my confidence has improved substancially, I’ve picked up plenty of awesome parenting tips and I feel like my family now has the support we needed. My very active little 2 year old boy gets to burn off some energy too. We love playgroup
Emmett just loves it, he loves being with his friends and the centre itself is just amazing.
I joined Thursday playgroup when my first child was 3 months old, 5 years down, and 2 other kids, we’re still coming along! Having this Plunket playgroup has been so important to my family , as I could listen to the advice of experienced mothers and feel a sense of belonging to the community. The friends I made there will be ones for life! I have enjoyed my time volunteering with Plunket playgroups. Motherhood certainly has its rough patches, and in those times, having somewhere to be where you can relax and talk through it, is crucial to your sanity!
We love the playgroups. As members of Te Puna, it is great seeing how kids, mums, dads and whānau have fun learning together in a relaxed and very welcoming environment. My daughter loves the waiata and it’s amazing just how quickly she picks up on new words. We are so lucky to have this group available in Mangawhai!
Allyssa LOVES kindy, there are great resources, great teachers to bring out the best in our kids and great opportunities for learning. It’s a great place to be a learning, exploring kid.
The plunket playgroup is so important to me and our 2 year old as it has helped us with meeting new people after moving to this town. Our girl learns how to socialise with others her age and the importance of sharing. The kids watch each other and learn by copying. It has helped boost her confidence greatly.
The atmosphere, teachers, and the educational capabilities are amazing. The kindergarten is a hub for getting to know other families in our community so we can support each other.