Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Louisa is located in Rotorua. She is a mother of four adult children and has young grandchildren. Looking after and caring for children has always been a passion of Louisa’s. She has looked after many children in her capacity as a friend and neighbour and now also worked in the Early Childhood sector for the last eight years. During that time she achieved a degree in Early Childhood Education and the Certificate of Steiner Education.
Louisa has created an area within her home that is strictly for the children. This environment is open planned and spacious allowing for movement to explore. Louisa has many wonderful natural resources that cater for a range of purposes and is often adding to these treasures either through creating herself and with support from her husband or hunting down a good bargain. The fully fenced outdoor area offers many challenging climbing equipment and space to move freely, sandpit investigation and much more.
ACTIVITIES THEY PROVIDE:
Louisa is very aware of what the community can offer in terms of teaching and discovery for young children and is located near farm land and forest. With this in mind, Louisa takes every opportunity to get involved and takes regular outings to the redwoods, giving a variety of natural investigations and allowing for children to explore and discover at their own pace. Louisa also attends the local gym and community outings.
Louisa has developed an understanding of a range of philosophies from mainstream, steiner, and bi-cultural education. This has enabled her to offer a flexible education style that suits a wide range of families and their needs. Her decision to work as a Home Based Educator, came from a desire to provide a less overwhelming environment for children, where they are free to learn at their own pace while also taking into account the desires of aspirations of whanau.
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5.00pm