Happi Task examples

We've provided some examples below of typical Happi Tasks, covering Health and Safety, professional development of our Happi Educarers, and the different elements of the Te Whariki curriculum.

1. List 5 recipe ideas to prepare and enjoy with all the children in care.

The licensing criteria for home-based ECE services aims to uphold the health, safety and wellbeing of children by ensuring the service meets their nutritional needs or alternatively encourages parents to do so. 

2. Attend a community activity.

Provide an environment where children's connections with the family and the wider world are affirmed and extended.

3. Write a learning story on Riley's interest in tools.

The service curriculum is informed by assessment, planning and evaluation that demonstrates an understanding of children's learning, their interests, whanau, and life contexts and to ensure that the learning, development and experiences provided for children are connected.

4. Install baby gate between hallway and kitchen entrance.

The licensing criteria for home-based ECE services state that every educator must ensure that they actively supervise children, at all times, while they attend the service.

5. Find an article on the topic of the first 1,000 days of a child's life that you want to read.

The licensing criteria for home-based ECE services assumes that quality education is more likely to be assured when teachers working at the service have appropriate knowledge and understanding of children's learning and development, and knowledge of relevant theories and practice in early childhood education.

6. Take a photo of your child participating in their favourite activity at home.

Provide regular opportunities for parents to communicate with educators and coordinators, about their child, and share specific evidence of the child's learning because the belief is that a level of collaboration between parents and adults providing education and care will result in positive outcomes for children.

7. Learn how to count from 1-10 in te reo Maori.

The service curriculum acknowledges and reflects the unique place of Maori as tangata whenua by providing children with the opportunity to develop knowledge and an understanding of the cultural heritages of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

8. Plan to meet with another Happi Educarer in your community.

Provide an environment where children know they belong and have a sense of connection to others and the environment.