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SELWYN EARLY LEARNING

A COMMUNITY BASED CENTRE

urnham Nursery & Preschool is a community not-for-profit centre, offering quality care for families in the Selwyn district.

BURNHAM NURSERY & PRESCHOOL

Their experienced, qualified teachers work collaboratively with parents, providing educational experiences that achieve the best outcomes for each child. Both pre-school and nursery rooms are well-resourced with large outdoor areas. Children are given healthy nutritious lunches and snacks made on site each day.

‘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

Burnham Nursery & Preschool is located on Freyberg Road behind the Challenge service station in the Burnham shopping centre; open: 7.30am-5.30pm.

3 Nursery Lane, Burnham • Ph 347 6874 Website: www.bnp.co.nz - Email : bnpreschool@xtra.co.nz

EXPERIENCING DIFFERENT CULTURES AND THEIR FOOD

Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm • Small group sizes with quality ratios and qualified passionate and enthusiastic teachers. • Rich and meaningful experiences in a nurturing environment. • Warm, friendly nursery, guided by the principles of RIE and Pikler. • Exciting, challenging preschool offering enquiry based learning. • Well resourced and interesting, open natural environment that supports environmental education. Participants of both Enviroschools and Lincoln Envirotown Trust. • Catering for the children of Lincoln University staff, students, local businesses and community since 1994. • Located in The Crescent, off Springs Road in Lincoln. For further informatin or to arrange a visit please contact Marilyn at luecc@lincoln.ac.nz or phone 325 2870 www.lincoln.ac.nz/luecc

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Experiencing exciting food from all around the globe!

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hildren at Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre experienced cultural diversity when they had a master chef kitchen with parents and expert chefs helping the children prepare nutritious food using produce from their own garden. The children chose their own judges who taste tested and scored the food. The children then used maths to count the scores and literacy to write their own recipes. They experienced food they had not eaten before including: gnocchi from Italy, dumpling cabbage from Vietnam, and Murukku from Sri Lanka with flags representing the different cultures.

Exciting preparation for life

Montessori Pre School Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery Centre lives up to its name, as the children who attend receive a balanced, imaginative and exciting preparation for life at primary school. The Centre’s philosophy is entirely family-focused, existing to support children and their families – and this is perhaps its biggest strength. The aim is to provide a well-resourced and structured environment which is designed to bring out each child’s potential, and to bring them to higher possibilities intellectually, morally and culturally. Teachers assist to develop each child’s independence, concentration, gross and fine motor skills, coordination, self esteem, social skills and awareness, intelligence, language skills, self-discipline, control and order. They also propose to help develop each child’s whole personality and to cultivate the child’s natural love of learning and their inquisitiveness. The centre values literacy and numeracy highly, and children aged from four years are fully transitioned into school-ready routines, structures and expectations. Montessori schools are worldwide and renowned for a

learning philosophy that recognises a child’s different needs, interests and abilities, and adheres to Maria Montessori in “an education that prepares for life.” There is very much a team approach at the centre with teachers able to focus on their prime role in an environment that encourages the best skills they can produce. They also believe that children thrive in a settled and structured environment and parents are often attracted by the atmosphere of calm cooperation. The huge 3800sqm playground is set up so that while there are plenty of activities in place, there is room for free play and opportunities for discovery. One spot has been designated a ‘discovery corner’ – left in its natural state, and much loved by the children. The idea is to have an outside area that has something for everyone, where children can create, share, learn to work and play together as well as grow in all sorts of ways. The centre is well staffed and functions like a big family. If you would like to find out more about Bright Beginnings please call in to 183 Brookside Rd, Rolleston.

We wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2017! We cater for children from birth to 6 years. Teacher Ratios: • Over 2s: 1 for 5 preschool • Fantastic rural outlook

• Under 2s: 1 for 4 nursery • 27 car parks

For all enquiries and enrolments Contact Sarah/Alison on 347-4474 or email: bbs.montessori@xtra.co.nz

Montessori Pre School

183 Brookside Rd, Rolleston

www.bbsmontessori.co.nz

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