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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018


4 Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare Bright new start for Bright Beginnings Exciting changes have taken place at the family owned and operated Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery. Since purchasing Bright Beginnings last November, the Irvine family have added a personal touch along with new toys and equipment, ensuring a large well-resourced preschool with further initiatives planned for 2018. At Bright Beginnings, family and community are valued and their role will soon be enhanced with a new online learning programme allowing child profiles and learning stories to be shared with parents and family who can add content or upload stories about family events. “The learning stories focus on a child’s learning at Bright Beginnings,” explains Zoe Irvine, Principal of Bright Beginnings. Zoe who has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education is supported by Centre Manager, Hayley Evans who has continued with Bright Beginnings. Following the Montessori approach, children gain real life skills in an environment where independence is fostered, creating well-rounded learners who cope at school and with life. Confidence and emotional resilience build as children try new things and learn social skills, through problem solving, turn taking and negotiation. Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery is located at 183 Brookside Road, Rolleston. You are welcome to pop in and have a look around at any time, as they have an open door policy. Montessori Preschool We wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2018! • Great child to teacher ratios • Self help and independence skills Montessori Preschool • Fantastic rural outlook • 27 car parks We offer high quality care and education from birth to 6 years For all enquiries and enrolments: Contact Zoe or Hayley on 347-4474 or email: 183 Brookside Rd, Rolleston • Expansive outdoor area • Relationships are a priority Like us on Quality flexible childcare Since opening in March last year, Blossoms Educare has been a busy early childcare centre operating a nursery, toddler’s room, and two pre-school rooms. The centre’s spaciousness has been appealing to both the children and parents who appreciate the play and learning opportunities provided at Blossoms Educare. Their philosophy, vision and goals are in line with the Te Whāriki (New Zealand) early childhood curriculum and promote relationships with the local community, a Canterbury spirit and nurturing local leaders among their staff. As a neighbour, Blossoms Educare and West Rolleston Primary School have already developed a close relationship. Children soon to graduate participate in a Transition to Schools programme, visiting the new entrants classroom for an hour each week. Blossoms Educare also participates in a support programme with the school, where some students visit the centre to gain community skills, designing games they play with the children and working on art projects together. For a family community focus and exciting learning opportunities, contact Blossoms Educare on 0800 102 236, email rolleston@, call into 325 Dunns Crossing Road (the Stonebrook end of Rolleston), or visit Come meet our team and discuss your enrolment needs! 325 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston, Canterbury Phone 0800 102 236 or 03 347 0562 | |

Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare 5 FIRST MONTH FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS Spaces are limited so get in quick! A place to feel at home Prebbleton Nursery & Education Centre is a place where every child who attends is valued for the unique and special individual that they are. We see ourselves as a happy family! Our Teachers love the work they do and this shines through. We care for and educate children 3 months to 3 years Organic gardens, chickens that lay eggs, rabbits, guinea pigs and budgies Family owned and operated by Prebbleton locals To find out if Prebbleton Nursery could be apart of your child’s journey, contact us today! 542 Springs Rd, Prebbleton | 03 349 9970 Prebbleton Nursery caters for children from three months to three years. The nursery follows the Pikler and RIE philosophy where each baby and toddler’s needs are respected and nurtured with full support. Caregiving activities like nappy changing, kai time, bottles and nap time increase the teacher-child relationship and the child’s sense of security. Teachers listen and respond to the children using real words about real things, fostering their language skills. As the children’s play choices are trusted, they build independence through uninterrupted selfdirected free play opportunities, sensitively observed to avoid needless interruption. Free play and movement opportunities help the children naturally develop their motor and cognitive skills in line with their innate timetables, in an enriching environment that avoids restrictive structure. Trusted to lead their own play and choose activities reflecting their interests, passions and dreams, the children are enriched and grow, knowing they are free to express their emotions. Children need confident, empathic leaders along with clear boundaries and Prebbleton Childcare provides this. Their teachers know the power of modelling, helping children learn through words, actions about love, relationships, empathy, generosity, gratitude, patience, tolerance, kindness, honesty and respect. The children learn about themselves – their abilities, worth, place in the hearts of their teachers, and where they fit in the world. A new Prep School room and a dedicated before and after school care room at West Melton were just two of the accomplishments in 2017 for The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery, where dedicated age specific rooms for children ensure quality early childcare education. “It’s wonderful having age appropriate rooms, higher teacher/children ratios, large dedicated playgrounds, and a wealth of resources and equipment where children can have lots of fun whilst learning,” says Tracy Summerfield, who with husband Gavin, own and operate The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery centres in West Melton and Rolleston. “We have wonderful teachers, great family support and really feel part of our communities.” With excursions an important part of The Cat’s Pyjamas’ programme, the children will again enjoy pursuing their interests with unique experiences into the community like travelling on a bus and visiting places such as the Halswell Miniature Trains Park and the Isaac Theatre Royal. “We love making learning fun and instilling in children a passion for learning through play,” adds Tracy. The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery offers quality and affordable childcare. All children over 3 years of age are eligible to receive 20 hours free education with no optional charges. neW flexible fee stRuctuRe: no optional fees foR 20 HouRs ece enquire now about our new flexible fee options for 2018 by contacting the cat’s pyjamas preschool & nursery: 03 347 9561 (Rolleston) or 03 741 1785 (West Melton) or visit Rolleston 10 Beaumont Drive, Phone: 03 347 9561 West Melton 65 Iris Taylor Avenue in Preston Downs, Phone: 03 741 1785