Petra has been with Home Grown Kids for over a decade. We are very fortunate to have her as one of our most experienced educators on Waiheke. Petra has cared for children of many different nationalities on Waiheke and she is one of our original Educators. She has two adult children and a preschool aged grandson. Petra studied for a Bachelor of Education and the Teachings of Rudolf Steiner under Carl Hoffman.
Petra’s location is vey central. She is close to local beaches and Te Huruhi Primary School.
Petra believes children need the magic of stories, art, music and dance in their lives. She is a keen gardener and makes good use of the cottage garden with its magnificent climbing trees and peaceful natural space.
ACTIVITIES THEY PROVIDE:
Petra is extremely creative. She loves making her own educational resources, dressups and toys with the children. She is very resourceful and likes to re-create fantastic resources with the tamariki using recycled material. Her tamariki are always extremely busy and involved in their learning. She utilises the local beaches to teach her tamariki about the great outdoors and respect for the natural environment.
With a Steiner training background Petra’s philosophy is all about supporting children through play. She is extremely encouraging and nourishes the child’s imagination and creativity.
Monday – Thursday 7.30am – 5.00pm
Petra’s opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 9am to 3pm. These hours work in well with the local school.