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TUESDAY JANUARY 24 201703

SELWYN EARLY LEARNING

DIVERSE AND PROFESSIONAL CHILDCARE

Selwyn is well catered for in early childhood care with P laycentres, kindergartens, preschools, after school programmes and home based childcare available.

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ome centres follow the Te Whariki, New Zealand early childhood curriculum and others the Montessori or Reggio Emilia approach. All place emphasis on family and community. Te Whariki promotes learning partnerships between teachers, parents and families through a holistic curriculum that takes account of all aspects of a child’s world.

Review Office (ERO) so you can look at latest free reports on a provider by visiting www.ero.govt.nz It is often necessary to enrol your child long before care is actually required as often there are waiting lists at many providers. In order to ensure you get the care or centre you want, it is imperative to start the selection process early.

Montessori aims to build strong children who accept diversity, interact with others and their environment, show respect and take responsibility. The Reggio Emilia philosophy emphasises support, respect and an enriching environment. Children explore their own interests in a programme that includes art, drama, crafts and play to become independent learners. Once you make the decision of what type of care you prefer for your child, then you need to assess different providers who offer that particular type of care.You can research online and by visiting centres to see what they provide and witness how they operate on a daily basis. Remember that every early childcare provider is also assessed by the Education

Discover. Imagine. Connect. Quality Early Childhood Education and Care ensures that your child has the best possible start to their educational journey. Here at Ako Rolleston we pride ourselves on our boutique setting; offering a home like environment, low numbers and a high ratio of qualified staff members. We cater for tamariki from three months to six years, offering three specifically designed areas for our infants, toddlers, and young children. Our philosophy is underlined by the importance of respectful care; we see your child as a unique individual, not just one among a number. Our Key teacher system ensures that your child will get the individualised care that they require and the opportunity to build strong, trusting relationships with the teachers in their space. We have a strong focus on sustainability and the environment with the caring of our vegetable gardens, chickens, worm farm, budgies and other visiting animals playing a prominent role in our daily curriculum. For more information, please visit our website, give us a call, or stop in for a visit. We would love to hear from you. Address: 4 John Street, Rolleston

Phone: 03 3474480

Email: akopreschool@gmail.com

Website: www.akorolleston.co.nz

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