Western Leader : January 24th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 12 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 24, 2012 S NWZWT[ EJKNFECTG • Plenty of love & nurturing • Babies & Toddlers only $48.50 per day • Including nappies • FREE KINDY for 3-5 year olds * • Full quality day care for all ages • Healthy Home style meals • Qualified Teachers & excellent education • Huge onsite parking • Open 7am-6pm 32 Arawa Street, New Lynn Call Jeanette 09 8273379 email@example.com *conditions apply Visit us and view our unique massive park like surroundings 0154 8AA Nurture Early Learning 391 Rosebank Road, Avondale Phone: (09) 820 2396 www.nurtureearlylearning.co.nz • Beautiful purpose built facilities • Excellent teacher to child ratio • An amazing team of staff • Exciting transitioning to school program for preschool children From your first step inside you will see and feel for yourself why so many West Auckland parents have already made the move to Nurture. Don't miss out- come and secure a space for your child in our unique centre and be a part of our incredible journey and very special family. Come and see the difference ONE WEEK FREE *conditions apply "Bring your child to us and we'll do the rest" Call 836-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We offer: Fun and laughter • Loads of interaction for 0 to 5 year olds • Effective settling in and transition procedures • Very affordable fees • Christian environment • Free nappies for 0 to 2 year olds • Free formula for children aged 6 to 12 months • 20 Hr ECE/WINZ subsidies • *Offer applies to 0 to 2 year olds Operating hours: 7am - 6pm Open 52 weeks of the year 4171586AD & Advertising Feature Infants toddlers View our latest edition online at www.westernleader.co.nz and connect to websites, emails and editorial profiles Nurturing your child's early years Play time: Children enjoy the sheltered outdoor play area at Nurture Early Learning. Choosing an early learning centre is one of the most important decisions you have to make for your child. You want to be sure that your child will be well cared for and will have the oppor- tunity to get a head start on learning. Nurture Early Learning provides an environment where children can engage their natural curiosity in cre- ative learning, exploring their individual interests with the support of qualified teachers. The ratio of staff to chil- dren, which is higher than Ministry of Education guidelines, enables each child to receive individual atten- tion. Nurture Early Learning opened in November 2010 in beautifully refurbished prem- ises at 391 Rosebank Road, Avondale. Natural materials have been used extensively throughout, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Different age groups have their own separate areas, including covered outdoor play areas which can be used in all weather conditions. A large open space is used for winter play and large projects. A full time cook is on staff, providing healthy meals with plenty of fruit and vegetables, and there is a separate dining area for older children. Parents who work in the area are welcome to join their chil- dren for lunch. Nurture hosts parents evenings with guest speakers, offering the oppor- tunity for parents to meet with staff, socialise with other parents and discuss their child's progress. Parents who might want to enrol their child in Nurture Early Learning are welcome to drop in any time to meet the staff and see the centre in operation. Opening hours are 7.15am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays and a limited number of vacancies are now available. For further information, phone 820-2396 or visit www.nurtureearly learning.co.nz Kiwis going the distance for cloth nappies Upcoming Cloth Nappy Week 2012 kicks off with a weeklong road trip with a very specific distance in mind. With one million disposable nappies are being thrown into New Zealand landfills each day, or seven million each week, the number of nappies laid end-to- end would stretch to 2100km -- the distance from Invercargill to Auckland. It is this route the Cloth Nappy Week team of mums will be travelling from April 14 to 22, in a bid to raise awareness of the benefits of modern cloth nappies over disposables. One million disposable nappies is a lot of landfill, says Kate Meads, also known as The Nappy Lady, who is leading the nationwide movement toward more sustainable diapering solutions for parents. In a household with one baby, disposable nappies could consti- tute up to 50 percent of their total household waste. With around 145,000 children under two-and-a-half using six to seven disposables daily, one million disposables are thrown into our landfills each day. Dealing with disposable nappy waste costs local councils tens of thousands of dollars per year, and the decomposing material in landfills creates methane gas, a major contribu- tor to global warming. Kate explains that a baby will need up to 6000 nappy changes in the first two-and-a-half years of life, and at around 50c per nappy, parents are literally throwing their money away. Disposable nappies are seen as more convenient and less time-consuming than cloth nappies. This mindset was understandable when it comes to our parent' generation, but modern cloth nappies are so advanced in design and materials that they truly are no more difficult than washing a load of laundry. Cloth Nappy Week, which is a worldwide event, is focused on educating parents about how stylish and easy-to-use cloth nappies are. Kate and her team of Nappy Avengers are taking to the roads of New Zealand starting in Invercargill on April 14, bringing workshops, infor- mation sessions, samples, com- petitions, giveaways and prizes to crowds of Kiwi parents around the country. Cloth Nappy Week has a website (www.clothnappy week.co.nz) and Facebook com- munity (www.facebook.com/ clothnappyweek). We are fortunate in New Zealand to have an extremely savvy, intelligent, passionate community of parents who are interested in cloth nappies, and a wide range of brands to choose from, stocked by a passionate group of cloth nappy suppliers and retailers,'' Kate says. Cloth Nappy Week is the time for everyone to work together to spread the word, and I'm excited to be taking cloth nappies on the road this year.''
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