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LIVING, THINKING + BEING YVES SAINT LAURENT PARISIENNE Can you imagine your loved one bathed in radiant morning light in Paris? That’s the feeling the Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne wants to empart. So the fragrance takes a vinyl “accord” (a precise synthetic recreation of the natural smell) and combines it with cranberry and a dewy mineral accord. A splash of rose, lily of the valley and violet leaf. Then musk, woody iris and suede for sensuality. If the woman you are buying for manages to be both timeless and modern, if she is a study in delightful contrasts, she will wear Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne with true panache. YVES ST LAURENT PARISIENNE available at selected pharmacies and department stores. PN Eau de Toilette 50ml $118

THE LEARNING CENTRE - FAMILY OWNED, UNIQUE CHILDCARE CENTRE Established in April 2007, The Learning Centre is dedicated to the highest possible quality of care in a homely environment. They believe that quality of care comes from good teacher to child ratios with small overall group sizes. ”We remain dedicated to being a 100% qualified teacher centre despite recent government funding cuts” says Marie Hindle, Licensee TLC The infant room at TLC is seen as an example of excellent infant care throughout New Zealand. They are influenced by the philosophies of Magda Gerber and Dr Emmi Pikler and weave their strong understandings of these philosophies into their practice with New Zealand’s ECE Curriculum Te Whāriki. One of the underpinnings of this philosophy is ‘free movement’. They have demonstrated conclusively that a healthy infant – when raised in a stable, respectful relationship – has the inborn ability to move, sit, and walk without being taught. (Pikler, 1971). When children have the opportunity to do this it is noticed they move like natural yoga masters. Through natural movement they improve their cross-lateral development, which greatly assists them later on in life with reading and writing skills. TLC provides a calm, peaceful and natural environment for babies with open-ended toys to capture each baby’s attention and support their exploration. They work with a primary care giving system where each child has a special teacher who knows and supports their development and routines. Their biggest focus is that the children feel safe and secure as when they feel safe they play, and when they play, they learn. PN THE LEARNING CENTRE 96 Vermont Street. T: 09 376 6857 www.thelearningcentre.co.nz enquiries@thelearningcentre.co.nz

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby