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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018


12 Selwyn Early Learning & Childcare With nature we live, through nature we learn. Innovative nature based childcare centre coming to Rolleston A state of the art early childhood education centre is soon to be built in Rolleston. Due to open in October, the Three Trees Learning Centre has been architecturally designed to optimise learning on its 3,050 square metres of land, next door to Foster Park. Children at the centre will be able to explore and develop in a fun yet nurturing environment with the freedom to lead their own learning through uninhibited discovery with an on-site forest and strong nature/outdoor focus. “Children learn most effectively when connecting deeply with nature through play experiences,” advises Jenny who with business partner, Libby will operate the Three Trees Learning Centre. Drawing on popular early childhood philosophies, the Three Trees Learning Centre’s uniquely holistic way will integrate the best learning practices of the Reggio Emilia approach. Respectful relationships and primary care giving will be important factors while taking learning out of the classroom and into a natural environment will offer amazing experiences that aid each child’s physical and intellectual growth, social and emotional skills, and general health and well-being. The Three Trees Learning Centre’s philosophy emphasises respect for its tamariki. This includes the children’s unique attributes and origins while trusting them to investigate, explore and be curious so they become resilient, persistent learners. Primary care giving and respectful relationships with their peers, along with freedom to explore through natural discovery will be key principles. With low ratios ensuring small group sizes, the teachers/kaiako will work with the children in a nurturing, encouraging and inspiring way, sharing their discoveries and forming strong bonds with them. Registered teachers, Jenny and Libby worked with the architects, bringing their knowledge of early learning and vision of a dream centre to life. The result will be an award winning quality early childhood education centre. “It’s taken considerable thought and planning. Children at our early childcare centre will have an amazing experience,” adds Jenny. The centre will be well-ventilated and acoustically designed, supporting the health and well-being of the children and staff. With it opening to the outdoors whether rain or shine, the children will have freedom to play outside (dressed accordingly). There will also be flexibility in transitioning so each child can progress at their own pace, with a collaborative approach taken where the child, their whānau and their primary caregiver are involved and there is smooth transition from the beginning. The Three Trees Learning Centre will cater for babies and children from 0-6 years of age, providing all meals and items such as nappies and wipes and will be open from 7.30am until 6pm, weekdays. If you would like to learn more about Three Trees Learning Centre, go to www.threetreeslearningcentre. and check their Facebook page where you can follow the centre’s progress and share in its emerging story. OPENING OCTOBER 2018 |

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday January 31 2018 31 PETS & PAWS New studio takes pooch pampering up a notch The new ‘doggy’ grooming studio. A new especially designed dog grooming studio has just opened at Luxe Doggy Day Spa in Rolleston. Their spacious new building has state of the art features along with special areas so your dog can look out the window or chill on the couch while being pampered. “Our new studio’s great,” says Loretta who owns and operates Luxe Doggy Day Spa, a popular boutique offering a one-on-one grooming service for dogs. Loretta is so proud of her new studio she wants to show it off so on Saturday, 3rd February from 2-4pm you can call by and view for yourself where your dog will be groomed. The new studio is a great addition for this dog grooming service, which is sought after by people throughout Selwyn and beyond. Dog owners appreciate the personal service and care Loretta gives to all her canine clients. Necessary to ensure good dog comfort and health including avoiding matted hair which can cause issues, regular grooming at Luxe Doggy Day Spa is a completely enjoyable experience. Cuddles and a loving groom are the norm for all dogs and just the answer where a pet suffers from anxiety. “Many of our clients book their dog for a six weekly spruce-up,” adds Loretta who reminds that regular clients receive their pooch’s 5th groom at half price. Also in high demand is Luxe Doggy Day Spa’s ‘puppy first groom’ package. This offers an even gentler introduction to a puppy’s first groom with lots of breaks and cuddles; something Loretta emphasises is important for an animal to become familiar with the grooming process. Appointments are spaced out so each dog receives Loretta’s full attention, making for a pleasurable time for your treasured pet, and with service and client satisfaction high priorities Luxe Doggy Day Spa receives considerable positive feedback and great reviews on Facebook. Quality natural products and top-of-theline equipment are used along with a quiet stand up blow dryer so a dog can be brushed dry, leaving them smelling just fine. Loretta is experienced with all breeds of dog and has three pets of her own; Mac (a Maltese), Oscar (a Shih Tzu) and the very affectionate Bella (a Spoodle). She understands that each dog has their very own personality offering clues as to how they should be handled. For a professional, friendly and caring canine pampering service, contact at Loretta on 021 688 803, email: loretta@ Appointments are available: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. You can also sign up for a chance to win a monthly gift pack at: and check out Loretta’s Facebook page. Remember: Luxe Doggy Day Spa’s Open Day Pop by and have a look at their new studio this Saturday, 3rd February, 2-4pm at 217 Brookside Road in Rolleston. Inside the ‘doggy’ grooming studio. The new studio has state of the art equipment. Pet Boarding dog grooming doggy daycare Dogs, Cats Rabbits, Guinea Pigs & Birds. COZY CATS ON ELLESMERE Cattery • Small cattery, quality not quantity • Large warm spacious individual units • Outdoor enclosures • Lots of cuddles • Located 5 minutes from Lincoln, Prebbleton, Halswell, Tai Tapu and Greenpark Is your dog in need of a Wash or Groom? Mobile • Prompt • Caring • Reliable Jill Smolenski, a Jim’s Mobile Dog Wash and Groomer, is now working in Selwyn No Need to wait weeks for a booking! • Wash & Blow Dry • Clipping & Full Grooming • Nail Trimming Wagging Tails Country retreat & doggy daycare We are a small boutique country retreat for your special family member providing an enjoyable, fulfilling and stimulating rural boarding experience “Everyone Loves a Holiday in the country” 554 Jones Rd, Templeton P: 03 347 8835 E: Please contact Jan or Tony 322 6245 or 021 203 4710 Email: Ellesmere Rd Ladbrooks, Chch CALL NOW TO SECURE YOUR APPOINTMENT! 0800 454 654 Contact Diane on 0210 292 6588 Telegraph Road, near Burnham, 10mins from Rolleston Your local vet right here in the heart of Selwyn! Selwyn Vet Centre is a modern, purpose-built totally independent veterinary practice. Nick and Yolande Howell have a total of 43 years veterinary experience between them. How can we help your precious pet? Call us today! Phone: 03 347 7419 - Visit: 829 Jones Rd, Rolleston Email: - Web: