Your Little Explorer Competition

For adventures in all kinds of weather, WIN epic outdoor gear for your little explorer with Parent Portal! – A Magic Rain Jacket (worth $89.99) from THERM OUTDOOR KIDS, cool patterns appear when these get wet! – A pair of quality outdoor boots (worth $69.95) from BUGALUGZ, for splashing in puddles! To enter: Head on… Read more »

Why choose Montessori?

Choosing an education for your child is one of the most important decisions you may make as a parent. Being informed about your choices helps you to make good decisions for your family, your child and their future. Montessori is a philosophy. There is diversity within the Montessori community worldwide and each school is unique,… Read more »

A Day in the Life of a… ‘James Street’ Kid

I am excited as my mummy drives me to my preschool, we soon park the car and mummy opens my door. I can see my friends waiting for me at the kai table window saying “she’s here, come quick, look, see”. I can’t help myself as I run to the gate, mum allows me run… Read more »

A day in the life of a… ‘Home Grown Kids’ Kid

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “HOME GROWN KIDS” KID Written by Amanda Bradley: Home Grown Kids Visiting Teacher When Joseph arrives at Laura’s house he feels like he has just arrived at his ‘other home’. On the way each morning Joe is full of questions and wonderings about what colour the play dough… Read more »

Its our 1st Birthday at Parent Portal!

Its our 1st birthday!!! And we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all the Christchurch & Canterbury parents out there for using Parent Portal. We want to be the best childcare search tool for future new mums and dads – so if you have any suggestions on how we can do things better,… Read more »

Our TOP TIPS for choosing childcare

See for yourself! If you have been recommended a service, thats great! Choosing a childcare service is such a personal thing, so be careful not to let another parents opinion of a service sway your decision. Different families value different things and also have different expectations of what a service should provide. For instance; some… Read more »

Summer ’15 Competition: WIN a family fun pack

Summer Competition: WIN a family fun pack (worth over $1000!) for parents living in Canterbury. Answer one simple question on our competition page! Keep the little people (and the big ones!) in your family happy & busy with our Summertime prize View the competition page


Want to spend some quality FUN time as a family these winter months? Enter our competition and be in to win over $600 worth of prizes! Like our competition post and tell us which Canterbury parent you think deserves a winter fun pack! Prize includes: An outing to Orana Wildlife Park introducing your little ones… Read more »