Kapiti Coast, Wellington
Michelle lives at Raumati Beach, Kapiti Coast, where she has lived for over 17 years with her partner and daughter Sacha.
She has been a Childcare Educator based in Raumati Beach, for the last 10 years. You may have seen Michelle out and about in the community with the many children she has cared for over the years.
Michelle’s house if FULL of toys and resources. She rotates these according to the children’s current interests. She has a lovely secluded garden that the children are able to come and go through the open door. Activities are also set up outside.
Michelle provides an environment that visually stimulates children, mentally challenges and excites each child to want to learn, emotionally meets their needs so they feel calm and centered. A happy place that meets every single child, in her care, needs!
ACTIVITIES THEY PROVIDE:
Michelle has educational books for all ages, puzzles, games, artwork, play dough, extensive toy library, outdoor toys and dress-ups. They love to bake. They get out and enjoy the many beautiful local parks, walks to the beach for outings and picnics, nature walks – all in close proximity to her home.
To provide a nurturing, loving and caring environment for all the children where they feel safe and happy, a ‘home away from home’.
Most importantly, she provides a safe place to have fun and to grow!
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm
Michelle cares for my son Heath, I have known her since 2018 both as a member of our local community and then as Heath’s full-time carer (M-F). I have had the privilege of knowing Michelle as a part of the Raumati Beach community as I am a teacher at our local school, Michelle is often seen around the school with the children in her care. I have also spent lots of time with her as ‘Aunty Chelle’ the wonderful carer that looks after my 3-year-old. Michelle is amazing, she is dedicated to the families she works with and has an incredible rapport with the kids in her care. She is hands-on and responsive to the children she works with. She has interesting and fun activities planned for the kids each day and loves to let the children lead with her support and encouragement all the way. Michelle is warm and friendly and has a real interest in other people and how they are doing. She is fun and her enthusiasm for what she does is always apparent. She is very professional and if the need ever arose I would feel totally comfortable speaking with Michelle about any issues I had. Michelle is an amazing carer and any family that has the privilege of working with her knows it! Kia pai tō rā – Victoria Caines