Totara Vale, Auckland
In October 2017 Kate celebrated 5 years of running her successful homebased business ‘em&me’ supported by Home Grown Kids. Prior to that she was a Nanny – also supported by Home Grown Kids since the age of 21. Kate has lived and worked in the UK as a Nanny and has traveled extensively.
She has a level 3 Certificate in ECE and a current First Aid Certificate.
Kate is married to Mike and they have owned their home for over 10 years. They have 2 fantastic daughters- Emily (2012) and Matilda (2016)
Kate has a large sunny open backyard with outdoor play equipment as well as opportunities for water and sand play and bikes. She has a large covered deck for all weather play. She also has a playroom stocked with wonderful resources and a great space to play in the lounge. Kate is near to many parks and playgrounds which she utilises regularly.
ACTIVITIES THEY PROVIDE:
Kate and the children participate in regular community activities such as Mainly Music and Toddler Toes. She attends Home Grown Kids playgroups and outings. Her children also get to experience wonderful outings to playgrounds, beaches, parks, the zoo, MOTAT and other adventures around Auckland.
Kate believe in a “less is more” philosophy and her environment is inspired by the Reggio philosophy and the theory of “loose parts”. Kate believes in allowing children to play at their own pace. She provides resources and sets her environment up to encourage and develop children’s holistic learning.
Her home is a place where tamariki will establish routine, friendships and are welcomed as part of her whanau.
Monday to Thursday – 8am to 5pm
Friday – 8.00am to 3.30pm.