We very proud of our team, they are caring, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun loving people who love what they do and have a genuine gift with tamariki/children. We are all extremely passionate about the care, love and education we give tamariki and this shows through in our wonderful staff retention and level of skills and qualifications.
Financial Manager (1990 – present)
Childcare has always been my passion and has only increased and become stronger over my years in the industry. Watching the never ending learning and development journey of tamariki and watching them grow and evolve is one pretty amazing gift that the job gives. I am inspired by the power of what our tamariki are achieving and how they take life, and live each day to the fullest, never leaving any stone unturned.
Professional Leader / Manager (1996 – present)
My lifelong passion for ECE, has been an ever evolving journey of how best to support tamariki, on their unique pathways to become competent, confident active learners. My personal philosophy is guided by my belief that tamariki learn through their curiosity to explore, and to learn and connect with the outdoor environment, fostering the natural move to learn styles that are at the core of all learning. My role is to support kaiako through professional guidance, to develop their best practice pedagogy, which is transparent through our philosophy, creating a positive culture, and rich learning environment for all tamariki.
(1997 - present) Team Leader Korimako Ruma
It is a real privilege and pleasure to educate, care and support infants and toddlers in the Korimako Ruma. My goal is to build meaningful relationships as tamariki embark on a journey of learning and exploration. My teaching practice advocates the pedagogy of RIE (Resources for infant education) and Dr Emmi Pikler – operating within a respectful, nurturing and homely environment.
Curriculum Leader (2018 - present)
My passion for teaching comes from tamariki themselves. They hold such joyful and positive spirits and an innate desire to learn. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing and seeing the impact that my teaching has on tamariki that continues to drive me to keep supporting our little learners.
Kea Ruma Kaiako (2011 - present)
I began my career in 2007, I chose teaching because I love children’s inquisitiveness and I am passionate about supporting them to develop everyday skills. I find it particularly rewarding to see the joy in children’s faces when they have achieved
Kea Ruma Kaiako (2008 - present)
I am a strong advocate for strengthening tamariki social and emotional development. My strength is in supporting tamariki and whānau to transition into our Kea Ruma environment, building and reinforcing caring relationships that promote social and emotional competence that meets tamariki needs and encourages participation and engagement.
Kea Ruma Kaiako (1995 – present)
I believe every child is unique, and that education is a lifelong process. My practice is guided by the principles and goals of Te Whāriki and my belief that tamariki will learn and grow at their own pace in a nurturing and stimulating environment. I believe it is important to develop and foster respectful, responsive interactions with tamariki and to build warm relationships with families/whānau as we encourage them to participate in any decisions so that we can optimize outcomes for tamariki.
Korimako Ruma Kaiako (2006 - present)
I believe every child is special and unique taonga to treasure and I am committed to developing respectful, nurturing relationships with infants and toddlers in my care. I have a strong belief in tuakana teina relationships in the early learning environment and aspire to the pedagogy of Dr Emmi Pikler. I believe life is a journey for all, and I am committed to my personal professional development.
Kea Ruma Kaiako (2011 - present)
I love to make learning fun for our tamariki, as I encourage and support them to reach their goals. Working closely with our 2 – 3 year olds can have its challenges with emotional regulation and turn taking skills with peers, however I am passionate in supporting tamariki through different situations using an array of different teaching strategies for a positive outcome. I believe in building trusting relationships with tamariki and their whānau, getting to know you and your tamaiti, and supporting their learning both at preschool and home.
Kea Ruma Kaiako (2020 - present)
I am a passionate believer in helping tamariki become well-rounded, lifelong learners by weaving their interestes into the curriculum. I feel continually rewarded by the joy in the smiles they show when they have learned something new or overcome a challenge. I love to travel around Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to see what I can learn and incorporate into my teaching.
Korimako Ruma Kaiako (2015 - present)
Kia Ora, I am originally from Gore where I have a farming background. I moved to Methven in my last years of primary school. I enjoy netball and in my spare time I like spending time with family and friends, socializing, arts and music. I am excited to begin my training in ECE.
Korimako Ruma Kaiako (2022 - present)
My vision is to support tamariki in developing their strengths and dispositions and to scaffold them through their journey to becoming competent, confident, and lifelong learners. I love forming loving and respectful relationships with our tamariki and their whānau because I believe these bonds are so important in supporting their growth, learning, and development.
Kea Ruma Kaiako (2023 - present)
I believe in fostering sound relationships with all tamariki and their whānau to build the image of themselves as a lifelong learner. I feel we are all on a learning journey together where we can work alongside each other to foster this love for learning.
Kea Ruma Kaiako (2021 - present)
I am passionate about creating an environment where tamariki are comfortable and confident to learn and grow. I believe it is important for me to develop meaningful and reciprocal relationships with our tamariki, whānau and community.
Kia ora I have recently moved to New Zealand from the Philippines. I have a Bachelor of Food Technology. I presently work with Crest Clean and here at the preschool which I enjoy very much as I love working alongside children.