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Selwyn Times: June 06, 2017

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40 Tuesday June 6 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES 30 hours FREE ECE Not only do children get a wonderful educational start at Giggles and Scribbles, now it’s even easier on the pocket. All children three years or older can now learn and play at the childcare centre for up to 30 hours per week for free*. “We understand that for some families money can be tight, at Giggles and Scribbles we believe in equality of education - giving all children more access to high quality early childhood education” says Giggles and Scribbles director and owner Sonya Cookeson. “The centre has been open for over a year now and the wonderful support that we have had from the local community means that we are now in a position to give a little bit back”. “We know how hard it can be for working families and It’s always been important to me that all children have equal access to a high quality early childhood education.” At Giggles and Scribbles they believe that their job is not just to prepare children intellectually for school but also, and perhaps more importantly, to develop them emotionally and socially. They aim to work alongside families to help develop and instil solid moral values that will prepare children to be kind, thoughtful and decent human beings. problems. At Giggles and Scribbles they incorporate learning into a fun and interactive programme to keep children’s attention and make learning memorable. They also facilitate a highly acclaimed Transition to School programme for children over 4 years of age. This programme is run in house by primary trained teachers. We need critical thinkers - children who can think outside of the box. At Giggles and Scribbles they believe it’s important to provide a balance of equipment and resources that challenge the thought process of children. Some of the equipment and resources have a specific and intentional outcome. Children gain a sense of achievement and accomplishment from completing the activity, progressing their learning forward. n If your family would like to learn more about Giggles and Scribbles or their FREE 30 hour ECE offer, then contact Giggles and Scribbles on 03 325 3350. *Some terms and conditions apply to the 30 hours free ECE offer, please contact the centre for details. Giggles and Scribbles philosophy focuses on providing children with the skills and tools to play with and alongside other children; to be able to make friends and retain them, valuing the enrichment of friendships. They believe in the value of teaching children to be kind, empathic and to have the ability to self-regulate their emotions. Teachers focus on grace and courtesy, role modelling, respect and good manners. They weave values such as courage, perseverance, independence and inclusiveness into their curriculum, believing them to be as equally important as providing a varied, stimulating and well prepared learning environment. Great emphasis is placed on grace and courtesy lessons, as well as providing children with the tools to be able to learn important preparation for school skills such as learning the alphabet or solving basic math • Privately owned & operated • Architecturally designed purpose built building • 30 hours ECE for all children 3+ • Transition to School Programme for 4 & 5 year olds • Primary caregiving by ECE trained teachers Enrol now for 2017 Open from 7.30am to 5.30pm daily 2 Barton Fields Drive, Barton Fields | P 03 325 3350 E: | W:

SelwynTimes Week commencing Tuesday, 6TH June, 2017 Size Plus Options • Huge double-storey, 410sqm, eight-bedroom home with all of the modern comforts and conveniences • Self-contained, two-bedroom studio with kitchen, bathroom and living area • Massive garage/workshop for at least eight cars, plus upstairs office, log fire and separate driveway • Salt water swimming pool with entertaining area and gazebo • 1.12ha of private grounds, established shelter • This substantial property offers many possibilities all within a short commute to Christchurch Price By Negotiation Wilton Atkins Contact: Phone: 03 341 4301 Mobile: 027 606 0660 Address: 606 Selwyn Road, Rolleston Open Home: Sunday, 12.00 -1.00pm NEW LISTING LANSDOWNE VALLEY - 48 & 50 EArLY VALLEY rD A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE TWO ADJOINING PROPERTIES Seldom do opportunities like this arise! Both properties are owned by the same Vendor and are for genuine sale. Section sizes of 1816m2 and 1847m2 respectively are a very rare find in this rural environment and highly desirable area. Both properties face due north and are slightly elevated giving some special views out across the valley floor and beyond. To be sold with three purchasing options, as a total or separately. M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED TO BE SOLD BY DEADLINE SALE. All offers to be presented on or before 4pm, Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Unless sold prior) OPEN HOME: Sunday 2.00pm – 3.00pm VIEW: 48 Early Valley road positioned on a 1816m2 freehold section has a 4 bedroom 2 story family home (approx. 283m2), generous sized bedrooms, master has ensuite and WIR. There is a bathroom and toilet downstairs and another bathroom upstairs. The kitchen/dining area flow into a large separate living area which has great indoor/outdoor flow on to a deck area which wraps itself around the perimeter of the 1st floor. Double car garaging under the house and another separate garage suitable for a ride on lawn mower and garden implements. 50 Early Valley road positioned on a 1847m2 freehold section that is elevated and faces due north capturing all day sun. There is an excellent selection of fruit trees and roses for the garden enthusiast that wants to grow just about anything with its own micro climate and mostly frost free environment. An older 1 bedroom cottage (as is where is). Chris Flanagan Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Mobile: 0274 334 657 Office: 03 347 9949 E-mail: LocaLLy owned & operated | proven experienced agents For all your Real Estate needs. We are happy to provide advice and free current market appraisals.