Aspire Events - 2016

We are currently accepting registrations for our Hamilton Aspire Event: Stories of gaining an ERO 4 year return to be held Thursday 19 May 2016.

Be inspired by the journeys of 6 ECE settings as they
moved towards a 4 year return from ERO

This will be an opportunity to be inspired by 6 early childhood settings as they share the stories of their journeys in ECE settings as they moved towards a 4 year return from ERO.

There will be some very different centre stories, which will include stories about relationships, environments, bicultural journeys, connecting with whanau, transitions, learning through play and literacy/numeracy.



3:00 – 3:30

Welcome to Aspire 2016!


3:30 – 4:00

Varied approaches: partnership for success

Presented by: Crackerjacks Preschool.

Julie Rothery & Stephanie Bestwick

4:00 – 4:30

Focus on Whanau

Presented by: Huimai Playcentre.

Sylvia O’Leary

4:30 – 5:00

Aligning Practice with Philosophy

Presented by: Magnolia Tree Childcare.

Rachel Thomas, Amanda Fischer & Christine Todd

5:00 – 5:30

Light Refreshments available (wine, juice & coffee available for purchase)


5:30 – 6:00


Presented by: Crawshaw Kindergarten.

Julie Taylor, Amanda Cloke, Jo Kay, Ann Anton, Junelle Williams and

Justine Edwards

6:00 – 6:30

The Environment in an incubator for learning

Presented by: New Shoots Children’s Centre.

Gill Palmer

6:30 – 7:00

Partnership with Families, working alongside families

Presented by: Huntly Early Childhood Centre.

Rachel Roberts, Louise Smith & Penny Dawbin