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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, April 25, 2013 --- 11 Continuing Education Term 2 • 2013 Early Learning Centre • Quality educational programmes • Newborn to 5 Years • Full and part-week care • Licensed 7.30am-5.30pm • Long-standing, qualiﬁed team “The children are very well prepared for transitioning to school” Education Review Ofﬁce (ERO) Call now to arrange a visit ✆ 533 0218 122 Aviemore Dr, Highland Park email@example.com Anew outdoor play area at Highland Park's Rockabye Early Learning Centre is all about exploring, creating and having adventures -- and the children and parents love it! Centre owner Caryn Mawkes wanted to create an environment that was cosy and inviting, so that children would feel confident to explore and gain plenty of hands-on experiences. "We have made it very interactive," says Caryn. "We wanted the children to feel safe enough to challenge themselves physically, to get their hands on the different tactile elements and develop their gross motor skills." The area is easily accessed from the babies and toddlers' classroom, and the children can experi- ence the joy of sand play, get creative with messy outdoor arts and crafts, go on a "bear hunt", or just have fun inventing their own games with friends. Parents think the play area is fantastic and have already noticed that it is helping their children gain a strong sense of awareness of the world around them. "The children are exploring their new environ- ment in stimulating and imaginative ways," says Caryn. "You can really see their desire to challenge play through their risk-taking experiences as they go under, over and through the play equipment, manage the water pump, and create sculptures in the rock garden." The children are also starting to take great pride in looking after the gardens, including tending and watering their fruit and vegetables, which are later made into tasty snacks. As any parent knows, a space that fuels the imagination is worth its weight in gold! "I think it's the perfect place for my girl's crazy ideas," says one parent. "She is running there like a wild horse, playing with water like a fluffy quack- duck and enjoying the grass like a pretty white rabbit. She loves it! And I'm so thankful it exists." New outdoor adventures at Rockabye ADVERTORIAL CD197174 CD197174 HIP HOP - JAZZ - MUSICAL THEATRE - TECHNICAL 135 Cascades Rd, Pakuranga. Mob: 021 925 091 5 years to adults ENROL ONLINE NOW www.dancexpress.co.nz STUDIO SPACE FOR HIRE 118033 118020 Uxbridge Creative Centre is YOUr local course and workshop provider. A large range of courses and workshops during the day, evening and weekends are offered with topics to suit everyone. Uxbridge cares about you and your interests so we contract the very best tutors with the most experience to teach and guide you with your chosen area of interest. Our Fine Arts programme is well recognised in the Howick and wider Auckland area, delivering a broad range for beginners to the more experienced artists. Students are guided and taught by our passionate tutors also learn- ing through the boundless energy of others in each class. Courses available in Abstract, Watercol- ours, drawing and Pastels using any combinations of media. We encourage all potential learners to head along to Uxbridge Creative Centre and check out the Term 2 classes starting early May. High interest courses include glass Fusing, Hand Crafted books, Soft Stone Sculpture, French Language, Jewellery, guitar, Clay Sculpture, Photo-graphy, Photoshop elements and more. Uxbridge also delivers an exciting Art programme for 6 – 12 year olds after school and every Saturday. body Work classes might be more ‘your thing’ and if so, then there are plenty for you to become or stay ft with including belly dancing, Tai Chi, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and Meditation. The centre is always evolving to cater for demand. Course details are available at www.uxbridge.org. nz or phone 535 6467 to have your personal copy posted. The friendly staff at Uxbridge want to help you out with your choices and look forward to seeing you soon. Local courses and workshops ADVERTORIAL 118021 An art class in process.
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