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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018


10 Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare Award winning before and after school care Your children will be safe and happy at a Busy Bumbles’ before and after school or holiday programme. This award winning, out of school hours’ provider has 11 venues across Selwyn, with nearly 50 staff who pride themselves on offering a truly high quality programme catering for all ages. Busy Bumbles especially enjoys participating in local events like the Lincoln Santa parade, West Melton sports day and various school fetes. “I feel privileged to be able to offer this care to local families,” says Busy Bumbles owner and manager, Rebecca Scott who is a trained teacher and local Selwyn person. Check Busy Bumbles’ Facebook page and website, where you can enrol your child online. Find out more or enrol by visiting our website today! OSCAR & CYF approved, WINZ subsidies Winner of Best New OSCAR Programme in New Zealand AND Most Outstanding OSCAR Programme ‘THE BEST LITTLE PRESCHOOL IN LINCOLN’ Melodies Preschool is a small boutique preschool of only 30 children per day nestled in the heart of Lincoln township that provides high quality care and education for boys and girls aged 2-5 years. Our unique daily programme incorporates specialist music, dance, gym and art sessions using the Carl Orff approach and Gill Connell’s Moving Smart programme. The children enjoy discovering, creating and exploring our indoor environment which includes a spacious music room and art room. The natural outdoor environment is designed with your child’s creativity and physical development in mind. Static equipment is limited so that children are able to create their own huts, games, obstacle courses and always be physically challenged. Every day the outdoor environment is different. Our low child to teacher ratio of 7 children to 1 teacher (Ministry Regulations are 10:1) provides a nurturing attentive atmosphere where children are engaged in meaningful play where there is always a teacher to care, support and extend on your child’s interest. It also allows teachers to provide amazing activities, lessons and interactions that would not otherwise happen in a higher child to teacher ratio environment. We also provide an exceptional Transition to School programme for 4–5 years olds that is highly regarded by local New Entrant teachers and Principals. Children at Melodies become happy creative, confident, innovative learners. 90% of a child’s brain develops in the first 5 years. Quality experiences and interactions help shape your child’s future during this time. Music develops a separate part of the brain that is linked to memory and awakens the senses, develops language and promotes confidence and creativity. Children learn through movement and real sensory experiences. High Quality Preschool Education is the smallest most important investment you could make to your child’s future. 27 WEST BELT ROAD, LINCOLN 03 325 2227 | |

Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare 11 Loving learning and life Active Explorers Leeston inspires a lifelong love of learning and empowers enquiring minds to reach their greatest potential. The busy, vibrant hum that greets you when you enter Active Explorers Leeston lets you know you are in a place where children are engaged, absorbed and loving it. “The learning journey our children take is everything to us. We respect their abilities, encourage their interests, and we recognise their individuality. Respect for each other and our environment underpins everything we do at Active Explorers Leeston,” says Janene Prendergast, Centre Manager.'s it's often often described described as the as the hardest, yet wider most community rewarding, experience organisations a person that can can hardest, have! 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Selwyn Parenting Network Selwyn Parenting Network Community Group For Parents Caregivers of Children Any Age A Community Group For Parents & Caregivers of Children Any Age Contact: Kate Webb, Coordinator Contact: Kate Webb, Coordinator on 027 229 2001 027 229 2001 SelwynParentingNetwork selwyn_parenting_network SelwynParentingNetwork selwyn_parenting_network SELWYN PARENTING NETWORK INC. SUNDAY 4 TH MARCH 2018 Foster Park | Rolleston 12:00pm – 3:00pm FREE FAMILY EVENT ▪ Face Painting ▪ Pony Rides ▪ Hula Hooping ▪ Farmyard Friends ▪ Sports Activities ▪ Vintage Fire Engine ▪ Community Fundraiser Stalls ▪ Free Sausage Sizzles ▪ Bouncy Castles ▪ Pedalmania ▪ Magic Show ▪ Music & More!! Quality care and education from 3 months to 6 years • 20 Free ECE hours for all three to six year olds • Our new nursery is open ready to welcome Under • An experienced, committed team with a strong Two’s into the warm and enriching environment. knowledge of Te Whariki, the Early Childhood • Our opening hours are 7 - 5.30pm Curriculum • Our programme is influenced by a Reggio • Our older children are enjoying their own Amelia approach classroom, getting involved in project work, being • An extensive outdoor environment with space creative in their dedicated art studio and building to ride bikes and explore nature. social and emotional skills with their peers. Visit us at 20 Leeston Lake Road, Leeston Enquiries to Janene (Neeny) Prendergast 03 324 4115 • Visit our website Will be Cancelled if wet. Thanks and acknowledgment to our key community funding partners: