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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018

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8 Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare BURNHAM NURSERY & PRESCHOOL ‘We believe in educating with care’ We’re a community based, not-for-profit centre offering - • Friendly, motivated and caring staff • Excellent staff/child ratios • Separate building for the Preschool and Nursery with their own wonderful outdoor play areas • Healthy nutritional meals prepared and cooked on site daily Open : Monday to Friday 7.30am-5.30pm 3 Nursery Lane, Burnham • Ph 347 6874 Website: www.bnp.co.nz - Email : bnpreschool@xtra.co.nz West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery & Learning Centre Early childhood centre for children aged up to 6 years • Four separate sections, Nursery, Kindergarten, Learning Centre Before & After School Programmes • Age appropriate programmes • Large outdoor grassed playground & bike track • ECE hours available for 3, 4 & 5 year olds • Qualified, experienced, registered teachers Open 7.30am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Phone Penny for more information 03 347 4132 or visit the centre at any time, opposite the Primary School info@westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz | www.westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz Working with families Burnham Nursery and Preschool is a community-based, not for profit centre that believes in providing quality care and education for all learners. “We value whānau involvement and believe that parental aspirations are paramount,” says Centre Director, Cilla Frew. “We work collaboratively alongside families to ensure the best outcomes for all learners.” This centre has a well-equipped kitchen that provides healthy and nutritious morning, afternoon tea and a cooked lunch. There are two large outdoor spaces Primary caregiving by key teachers ensures Nursery children develop strong, secure relationships giving them the confidence to explore the environment and develop their independence. Throughout the centre, key teachers plan for individual children’s interests and needs. Teachers nurture and support each child as they travel on their Learning Path. that provide plenty of opportunities to reconnect with nature. To find out more, visit www.bnp.co.nz. Spacious ECE Centre offers excellent care and education Fully qualified, caring teachers at West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery and Learning Centre ensure your child experiences a positive, respectful, fun learning environment. We encourage families to visit anytime to see what we can offer in our purpose-built centre with large outside area. Empowering children with a holistic approach Providing a supportive environment where tamariki are encouraged to develop confidence by being able to take risks, and are affirmed as capable learners, is the key for learning at Paradise for Little Angels in Rolleston. Owners Marianna and Michael Inch ensure that tamariki within their centre are empowered and encouraged to reflect on their own learning process. All learners and their learning are seen as competent and respected, making a valued contribution to our local schools and wider community. “It’s all about quality care and education, where tamariki are free to run, have fun, burn energy and just be kids”. says Marianna who adds that outdoor play is important to a child’s development and Paradise provides this with its 1500 square meter natural environment. Children’s cultures are highly visual in the environment. Teachers acknowledge the cultural skills and expertise that parents bring to the service and use these well in the programme. Teachers encourage tamariki to develop their social competence through a range of meaningful contexts such as problem solving and creative play (ERO 2017) Since 2016, Paradise for Little Angels has adopted a Reggio Emilia approach to their learning and their tamariki have loved exploring projects on their own interests. The centre also works closely with local school who share their passion for this learning philosophy. Infants and toddlers have time and space to freely explore the well-resourced and inviting environment. (ERO 2017). If you want your child to explore nature at its best, experiencing trees and adventure gardens, water slides, and have your 4 year old experience a sleepover at preschool, feel free to have a look at Paradise for Little Angels. “A child’s development is like the opening of a flower bud” Enrolling now for 2018 Open 7.30am-5.30pm Children enjoy a physical environment that offers challenges & interests & invites them to explore and become fully involved in a wide variety of activities. (ERO 2017) Come along meet the teachers, view the preschool, nursery and playground. ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME • Primary Caregiving 0-6 years • 20 Hours ECE Winz Subsidy • Experienced qualified staff • Low teacher/child ratio www.paradiseforangels.co.nz | 41 Marlowe Place, Rolleston | Phone 347 2054

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