Supporting health and wellbeing in your Early Learning Service.

Pūrākau - Our Story

Building Blocks for Hauora (Building Blocks) has been developed by Toi Te Ora Public Health and is underpinned by our Pūrākau, which speaks of the harakeke plant as a metaphor for highlighting the importance of nurturing and protecting our most vulnerable.
Our Story

What is Building Blocks?

Building Blocks has been developed to support early learning services (ELS) to improve and sustain health and wellbeing. It weaves in the principles and strands of Te Whāriki, Te Whare Tapa Whā and He Pou Oranga Tangata Whenua (pathways to wellbeing).
About Building Blocks

How Building Blocks Works

Building Blocks uses a whole-service approach to look at health and wellbeing across your organisation, your environment, and your community (including individuals and whānau). Building Blocks helps you in preparing to weave, involving your community, identifying your needs, taking action and reflecting on your progress.
How Building Blocks Works

Why sign up?

Healthy children learn better. Your early learning service can set a positive example to support tamariki to develop healthy behaviours that last a lifetime. Celebrate what you are already doing and find ways to weave in many strands of knowledge and ideas.
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The Building Blocks

We've got 9 Building Blocks for you to work though.
About each Block
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Get your ELS started with Building Blocks

Are you ready to strengthen your whatu (binding weave)? Create an account to begin your Building Blocks journey to improve the health and wellbeing of the tamariki in your service.
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Latest news and updates for your ELS

Read more about how Building Blocks has supported other early learning services to achieve positive outcomes, as well as relevant news stories and updates about health and wellbeing.
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