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Selwyn Times: November 07, 2017

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244 [Edition Wednesday datE] November 8 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES dISCOVER Spacious ECE centre offers excellent care & education “Home away from Home” is part of the philosophy of the West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery and Learning Centre, where a respectful, fun, learning environment is provided for children. There is a balance between routine, structure and children’s free play. The attractive purpose-built centre caters for children three months to six years in four separate sections – the Nursery for under twos, Kindy for two and three yearolds, the Learning Centre for children approximately three and three-quarters to six years old, and a Before and After School Programme for West Melton Primary school children. All the permanent teachers are qualified, registered ECE teachers, who are passionate about working with children and their families. The centre received an excellent ERO report. 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. The large, expansive grass and barked outdoor environment has enough space to encourage small group play and provides areas where children can use their imagination with a range of openended equipment to adapt the area to suit – rockets, planes, etc. while still allowing space for a mini game of rugby for the All Black fans. A separate bike track, under trees, keeps the bikes away from the main play areas. The indoor areas are spacious, well laid out and resourced. Children are supported in the dispositions of exploration, problem solving, negotiating, persisting, caring and respecting in a fun learning environment. 20 hours ECE is available for children aged three and over. The Before School Programme opens at 7.30am and the children are escorted to school at 8.30am. The After School Programme runs from 3pm-5.45pm. During that time afternoon tea is provided and children receive support with their homework. Parents and caregivers are welcome to visit at any time and look around the centre. West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery and Learning Centre is located at 739 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton. Open 7.30am to 5.45 pm. Monday to Friday. Contact Penny Calder (03) 347 4132 or email info@westmeltonkindergarten.co.nz Ray White_Know How to tap into buyers’ passion for your property A Kiwi dream in the heart of the community The quarter-acre dream is still possible and available at our award-winning Preston Downs. The final few sections are selling now, email enquiries@yoursection.nz or call 03 741 1340. Our agents have forged strong relationships with the local West Melton community and have the knowledge and expertise to talk to buyers about your property’s potential. We inspire buyers to imagine a lifestyle in your property, to encourage the highest valuation in their mind. Let us show you how. Ray White West Melton | Shop 7, West Melton Village | (03) 347 9933 | rwwestmelton.co.nz SALES AND INFORMATION OFFICE, 2 Kingsdowne Drive, West Melton. OPEN Sun and Wed 1-3pm. Or by appointment at 145 Papanui Road, Christchurch. Mon-Fri

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November [Edition 8 datE] 2017 45 3 New services added at friendly local pharmacy Handily located among the new West Melton shops, the bright, spacious Unichem West Melton Pharmacy is proving popular with local residents for its wide range of health and beauty products and services, and friendly, helpful staff. Now they have added a new service – a Fuji photo printing kiosk, enabling customers to PRINTING PHOTOS FROM YOUR PHONE IS easy as! PRINTING PHOTOS FROM YOUR PHONE IS easy as! Click & Collect your photos at West Melton Pharmacy with the Unichem & Life Pharmacy Photos App have all their digital photos printed in store. Photos can also be printed on items such as mugs, or photo books, making ideal gifts. This process is completed in Auckland and the items come back within 10 days. “We also have an app – the “Unichem and Life Pharmacy Photos” app for iPhones and Android phones,” says pharmacy manager Chris Leggett. “This enables customers to order and pay for photos through the app, then collect their photos from the pharmacy. It’s a convenient click and collect.” They also provide a passport photo service, meeting the requirements for New Zealand, and for many overseas countries. The countdown to Christmas has started at Unichem West Melton Pharmacy. Christmas stock is arriving, offering a wealth of exciting gift choices for the whole family. Free giftwrapping is available to add that special touch. The pharmacy is a NZ Post outlet Our New Toy Has Arrived! GET YOUR PASSPORT PHOTOS here! PRINTING PHOTOS FROM YOUR PHONE IS easy as! Click & Collect your photos at West Melton Pharmacy with the Unichem & Life Pharmacy Photos App Download it today and get printing offering the full range of postage solutions, so you can post your gifts from there too. And to get everyone into the spirit of the season and help customers with their gift buying, the pharmacy is putting on a special Christmas evening on Friday, December 1. There will be discounted specials throughout the store, giveaways, and the chance to win a beautiful gift basket when you purchase. Acoustic Solutions Live Sat 11th Nov 9.30pm till late GET YOUR PASSPORT PHOTOS here! Christmas music will be playing and complimentary snacks and refreshments provided. Keep an eye on their Facebook page and in store for full details. The Unichem West Melton Pharmacy, Shop 12, 736 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton, is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am-6pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. Phone 347-0777. Download it today and get printing West Melton Pharmacy Shop 12, 736 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton Phone 03 347 0777 Fax 03 347 0888 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 Breakfast/bubbly/bus to & from Races - Tue/Sat • Live Music every Sun 3-5 • Roast every lunch/ sun night $22 • Sun/Mon/Tue desserts $10 • Mon/Tue Woodfired pizzas $20 • Tue Quiz night - free entry & Prizes • Thurs/Fri Curry special • Function Room - no hire charge • $7 beers/wine 4-6pm every day • TAKEAWAYS AVAILABLE • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Fri | Ph 03 421 6481 Sat & Sun Breakfast from 9am West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road www.twofatpossums.co.nz Courtesy Van available