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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018


6 Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare Selwyn early learning & ChildCare direCtory Home based early cHildcare & out of scHool programmes Annies Nannies – home based (in your or the educator’s home). Phone 366 8628 Busy Bumbles – Before, after school and holiday programmes. Phone 347 3031 CASPA & Papa Jacks – holiday & afterschool programmes. Phone 349 9260 PORSE – In home childcare & educator training. Phone 0800 023 456 Selwyn Kids – Home based childcare. Phone 347 9089 Stems from Home – In home childcare & learning. Phone 0800 783 378 burnHam Burnham Country Montessori Phone 347 6161 Burnham Nursery and Pre-School Phone 347 6874 Kidsfirst Kindergarten Phone 347 6707 darfield Annabel’s Educare Phone 318 7943 Annabel’s 3 yr old Kindergarten Phone 318 7948 Annabel’s 4 yr old Kindergarten Phone 318 8843 Darfield Preschool & Nursery Phone 318 8836 Darfield Playcentre Phone 027 627 8993 dunsandel Dunsandel Childcare and Pre-School Phone 325 4543 Dunsandel Playcentre Phone 0274 863 169 Hororata Hororata Playcentre Phone 027 407 8969 leeston Active Explorers Phone 324 4115 Children First Pre School Phone 324 3396 Leeston Playcentre Phone 324 4161 lincoln Busy Bumbles Phone 347 3031 prebbleton Prebbleton Childcare Phone 349 9970 Prebbleton Playcentre Phone 027 538 7752 rolleston ABC Rolleston/BestStart Educare Phone 347 9850 Active Explorers, Rolleston Phone 347 4400 AKO Rolleston Phone 347 4480 Blossoms Educare Phone 0800 102 236 Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery Phone 347 4474 Edukids Faringdon Phone 550 2076 Kidsfirst Kindergarten Phone 741 4620 Lollipops Phone 347 3511 Paradise for Little Angels Phone 347 2054 Rolleston Playcentre Phone 347 0935 Selwyn Kids Phone 347 9089 The Cats Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery Phone 347 9561 Three Trees Early Learning – (Opening Oct) soutHbridge Southbridge Playcentre Phone 324 2713 tai tapu Active Explorers Phone 329 6507 Tai Tapu Playcentre Phone 329 6210 templeton Templeton Nursery and Preschool Phone 344 1220 West melton Annabel’s Educare Phone 347 1603 or 318 7942 (opening soon) The Cats Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery Phone 741 1785 West Melton Nursery, Kindergarten & Learning Centre Phone 347 4132 West Melton Playcentre Phone 027 265 2702 Giggles and Scribbles Phone 325 3350 Kidsfirst Kindergarten Phone 325 2700 Lincoln Playcentre Phone 325 6158 Lincoln University Childcare & Preschool Phone 325 2287 Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre Phone 325 2870 Lincoln Village Preschool and Nursery Phone 325 7356 Melodies Preschool Phone 325 2227 Whippersnappers Early Learning Centre Phone 325 2677

Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare Lincoln University offers great childcare 7 Lincoln University offers early childcare from two centres on its campus. Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre and Lincoln University Childcare and Preschool provide care and education for whānau/families connected to the university, nearby research organisations and the wider community. Lincoln University Early Childcare Centre Lincoln University Childcare and Preschool Children at the Centre are forming a special relationship with nature. Through Arboretum Adventures (forest schools), they are developing skills and knowledge for navigation through life’s pathways and challenges. They have experiences in the natural environment that link with Te Whāriki (the Early Childhood Curriculum) child outcomes of: te turangawaewae (taking part in caring for this place) and te whanaungatanga (making connections between people, places and things in their world). They become kaitiakitangi (guardians) of the arboretum, discovering and interacting with nature. Last year the Centre also collaborated in a joint project with SOLA (Students of Landscape and Architecture) to develop natural and intriguing play spaces, the children and their families planning, designing and contributing to a new sandpit and climbing space, which included river rocks, planting and water collection. The Crescent, off Springs Road in Lincoln, open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. To learn more, call Marilyn on 325 2870, email or go to or Te Whāriki, expresses the centre’s philosophy, supporting every child to be confident and competent learners, strong in their identity, language and culture, and forming strong partnerships with families. This philosophy is important for newly appointed centre supervisor, Ruta McKenzie who has worked in early childhood for 28 years, as an assistant supervisor, centre co-ordinator and early childhood facilitator. Ruta returns to Lincoln University Childcare and Preschool after working at the UC Education Plus and CORE Education providing professional development for teachers in mainstream and Pasifika early childhood services. She is passionate about early childhood care and education and loves working with diverse cultures in Aotearoa, bringing considerable experience and knowledge as an early childhood facilitator to her new role. The Lincoln University Childcare and Preschool currently has spaces for infants and toddlers (1 month-2 years), and limited spaces for 2-5 year olds. Please visit the centre to meet its experienced trained teachers who share a passion for working with children and families from diverse cultures. 79 Ellesmere Junction Road in Lincoln, open Monday-Friday, 8.00am-5.30pm. To learn more, call Ruta on 03 325 2287, email or check Early development is fundamental to Curiosity starts here. the growth of your child. At Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre we can offer you • Small group sizes with qualified teachers. • Meaningful experiences in a nurturing environment. • Friendly nursery guided by the principles of RIE and Pikler. • Exciting preschool offering inquiry-based learning. • A participant of both Enviroschools and the Lincoln Envirotown Trust. • Located in The Crescent, off Springs Road in Lincoln. Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Marilyn at: or phone 325 2870. Curiosity starts here. • Caring environment for children aged 0-5. • Qualified staff with excellent teacher-to-child ratios and an educational and development-based programme. • High value placed on family/whānau involvement in the preschool. • Part of the Lincoln Envirotown Responsible Business Award. • 20 hours of Early Childhood Education for three-and-four-year-olds. • Located on Ellesmere Junction Rd, just down from Lincoln University. Lincoln University Childcare & Preschool New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. For further information, please contact Ruta at or phone 325 2287. Open Monday-Friday, 8.00am-5.30pm.