Western Leader : February 18th 2011
6 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 [ Plenty of love & nurturing ı Free Kindy* [ Full quality daycare for all ages ı Healthy Homestyle Meals [ Extremely reasonable rates ı Plenty of easy onsight parking [Open7am --6pm ı Visit us to view our unique massive park like surroundings 32 Arawa Street New Lynn Call Jeanette 09 827 3379 email@example.com For a take off in life NEW LUXURY CHILDCARE *conditions apply 3409731AK FREE CHILD CARE 20 hours for 3 to 5 year olds. Free one week trial for under threes. Come on in and inspect anytime. Affordable Childcare. Friendly caring environment. 4170 Great North Road Glendene FREE CHILD CARE Limited Vacancies 3470277AB Come, let's explore together! Go for the best centre for your precious little ones!!! • Free nappies and formula for over 6 month olds (S26; Step2) • Trusting and caring relationship with whanau • Skilled and nurturing teachers • Quality programme for your baby's milestones Open 52 weeks of the year Enrol at Bright Sparks Childcare-Henderson Spaces available for babies. Enrol now and save $50! Call 836-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Vist us at 40 Paramount Dr, Henderson or on our website : www.bscc.co.nz If you're looking for that special place for your child then come and pay us a visit. Nestled next to Summerland Primary School, our purpose-built centre offers: Ü Quality care for children from 3mths to 5yrs Ü A clean and safe environment Ü Excellent staff to child ratios Ü A quality educational programme Phone 837 7300 64 Summerland Drive Henderson Heights BEAR PARK EST 1986 e UNDER 2's OPEN DAY Saturday 19th February 10.00 - 12.00 Advertising Feature toddlers Infants& Visit our showroom: 12/318 Beach Haven Road Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm www.fonko.co.nz MITSUBISHI H.I INVERTER HEAT PUMPS & AIR CONDITIONERS No. 1 leading Mitsubishi H.I installer in Auckland 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Inverters From $2,299 Inc. GST and installation - 5 year warranty High energy rating - low running costs PH: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) for a FREE quote HOT SUMMER SPECIALS NOW $300 CASHBACK ON ALL MODELS! Now extended until 2011 Call Window Answers now For a free measure and quote Tel: 836 6222 20K Te Pai Place, Henderson Blinds Vertical • Holland • Venetian • Wooden • Sunscreen Buy direct from the factory TIMBER SALE UP TO 60% OFF RRP • Australian Design Award • Uniline's Unique 5 Year Warranty Conditions Apply 50% on the retail price Save up to www.windowanswers.co.nz or email email@example.com 2800970AA Advertising Feature garden Home& Respecting infants and toddlers Respect is a key component in best practices and for meeting the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. At Bright Sparks Childcare, teachers believe a respectful relationship is vital to all aspects of child development. As individuals and educators, their understanding of respect has been expanded by the work and writing of educators in Reg- gio Emilia, Italy. The team at Bright Sparks believe a strong foundation of respect begins at birth. Their infants-toddlers teachers dem- onstrate respect when planning environments and experiences or when interacting with young children. Bright Sparks infants- toddlers educators know how best to respond to the needs, interests, and abilities of the infants and toddlers in their care, making sure they do not rely on one approach too much. They strongly believe that all children need a balance of responses. Because they value individ- ual styles, they observe closely and document every phase of the child's development coupled with frequent, open communi- cation with families which are a great source of information. Bright Sparks teach interac- tion skills because young chil- dren are inherently social. They devote time each day to helping children interact with one another and employ several strategies for this purpose. To illustrate, adults can read the nonverbal communication cues for children, describe appropriate behaviour, and then allow time for interaction while maintaining close super- vision. Bright Sparks Childcare invites you to 40 Paramount Drive, Henderson to meet the friendly staff. The centre is open from 7am-6pm Mondays to Fridays - phone 836-2500. Come and see for yourself what they can offer. Handy hints for growing carrots Carrots make an ideal crop to follow the summer harvest of warm-weather lovers such as beans, squashes, tomatoes, sweet corn and zucchini. Carrots are always best grown from seed sown direct into the garden bed. Why? Because carrots hate being transplanted. After transplanting they often produce multiple below-ground shoots (called forking) instead of the one desirable sturdy root. Fresh fertiliser or manure can also cause forking, so any added fertiliser should be dug in about three or four weeks before sowing. Before sowing prepare the soil by digging to about a spade's depth. This is important as the carrots won't like meeting any lumps or bumps as they travel down through the soil. Next create a shallow furrow about half a centimetre deep and sprinkle the seeds along the base. Carrot seeds are relatively fine, so its often suggested that mixing the seeds with some sand will make it easier to achieve even distribution, and reduce the job of thinning crowded seedlings. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and water well. Carrot seeds need good contact between the seed and the moisture-bearing soil, so make sure soil is pressed back well after sowing. A helpful tip, especially during hot weather, is to lay a plank of wood along the row. This keeps the seed in firm contact with the soil, holds moisture and keeps the seed cool. Check regularly and remove the plank as soon as there are any signs of germination. Thin crowded seedlings when they are big enough to pull. A second thinning can be carried out as the carrots develop. Another option to reduce thinning is to use the clever Yates seed tapes. With these the seed is enclosed between two strips of soft paper that is laid out along the base of the planting furrow, then covered and watered. Gradually, as the paper breaks down, the seedlings emerge. Yates seed range has a wide choice of carrot varieties, including the ever-popular Manchester Table, the small and fast-growing Baby, the stump- rooted Early Chantenay, and the disease-resistant Topweight.
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