Nor West News : March 22nd 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 7 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 22, 2012 & Advertising Feature Infants toddlers FREE CHILDCARE! 6 Free childcare sessions for 3-5yr olds 6 50% off under-2yrs for 8 weeks* 6 Qualified teaching team and superior teaching ratios 6 Introducing new ready-for-school programme 6 Highest quality centre 6 Nutritious meals provided *conditions apply T: (09) 412 8081 E: email@example.com • 7 Wookey Lane, Kumeu • www.playschool.co.nz Ph 09 420 7002 or Freephone: 0508 435 763 Post-natal and General Home Help For families with children 0 -- 5 years old We can play with the children, make dinner, do the laundry, vacuum or perhaps mind your baby so you can catch up on sleep ---whatever makes the day that much easier and brighter for you. The service is easy to book, flexible and FREE OF CHARGE to you 4317134AA Gumboots focus on balanced learning Forest Kindergarten: At Gumboots Early Learning Centre children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in a natural environment. Exciting discoveries: Children at Gumboots love learning about the world around them and base many investigations on the resources that nature has already provided. The headlines are always full of parenting advice and opinions. As a result, sifting through the plethora of philos- ophies, beliefs and strategies on the best way to bring up your child can be a fulltime job in itself! A current European trend is the Forest Kin- dergarten , explained in Wikipedia as a type of preschool education for children between the ages of three and six that is held almost exclus- ively outdoors. Whatever the weather, children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in a forest or natural environ- ment. The adult super- vision is meant to assist rather than lead. New Zealand ECE regulations and safety considerations tend to limit the full use of this philosophy. However there are plenty of aspects that can be utilised. Some of the team at Gumboots Early Learn- ing Centre on Peak Road are about to explore this philosophy in more depth. Being located on a rural site with large fields and strands of native trees they are per- fectly placed to focus on the natural environ- ment. The children are able to make lots of dis- coveries and investi- gations with resources that nature has already provided. But nature and the outdoors aren t the only things on our children s horizons. There is a great quote in education that asks, Are we teach- ing the children for our past or their future? In a world that is being made smaller all the time by the internet and technology, there is definitely a place in a child s life for learning to use a computer. Explor- ing a virtual world can be just as exciting as the real world outside. A core part of the Gumboots philosophy is balance. The team spends a lot of time keep- ing up with latest practices and research and they hand-pick the best features of these to be incorporated into their daily practices. To find out more about Gumboots Early Learning Centre visit their website at www.gumboots.ac.nz -- but the best advice is to call and schedule a visit so that you can explore their centre yourself. For all enquiries phone Diane on 411 9038. A good beginning lasts a life time 5 ººººº care & education in a beautiful, quiet countryside setting, set well off the road. Ph: 412 8055 79 Oraha Road, Kumeu. www.countrybears.co.nz Baby Bears Centre Introductory Special offer for you Be enrolled before your 1st birthday and enjoy ½ fees, just come on up to see us and we will give you all the details.
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