Opotiki, Bay of Plenty
Kia ora, I am a qualified early childhood teacher, mother of two grown sons, a sister of many siblings, a wife, and Nanny of many beautiful mokopuna. I have been involved in home based childcare since 2013.
My home environment is set up to encourage the tamariki to explore to their heart’s content, and has a large outside area for the children to explore and play independently and as a group, especially with waterplay which the tamariki enjoy. There are a variety of resources to keep children occupied throughout the day and so that they enjoy learning through play.
ACTIVITIES THEY PROVIDE:
I am a lover of food and music so I like to surround the tamariki in activities and experiences that encompass food and different types of music genres. I acknowledge the right of all Maori tamariki to have their language and culture shared in our environment in all forms, and I also encourage children and families from different backgrounds to have their voice heard and used in homecare, as well. I love taking my homecare tamariki for walks in our community, and we visit local preschools, parks, and the library.
I like to provide an environment for tamariki to experience art, playdough, outdoor play, water play, reading, puzzles, imaginative play- all the things pre-schoolers like to do.
I believe that acknowledging the culture of every child and building strong relationships with each child and their whanau, are the cornerstones to ensuring our tamariki are holistically nurtured and learning and developing to the best of their ability.
I believe that by talking with the tamariki and forming bonds of trust and aroha with them, our tamariki are more likely to settle and have fun for the day. Also the strong bonds I have with parents and whanau helps me to ensure that we are all on the same page and working towards making a better and brighter future for our tamariki.
Monday – Friday 6am – 5pm