Kia ora, my name is Megan Spijkerbosh. I have a Bachelor of Education, am a fully registered teacher and have a current first aid certificate.
I live in Marua with my husband Mike and our children Sophie and Leon.
I am the centre Manager at Norfolk Street. Early childhood teaching has been my career and passion for 20 years. I am enthusiastic about children’s learning and development. I believe that children should be treated with respect and dignity, supported to develop high self-esteem and a love of learning.
Kia ora, I am Chelsee Dovey. I am in my first year of training at Te Tari Puna O Aotearoa (New Zealand Childcare Association). I have been working in early childhood for 3 ½ years.
Ever since I was a child, it was my dream to work in early childhood. I am truly passionate and enthusiastic about working with the tamariki; nurturing, teaching and having fun as they learn and grow.
Hi, my name is Nicci Mulholland-Dobbs. I hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), am a registered teacher and hold a current first aid certificate.
I have 3 teenage children which I attended Playcentre with when they were young; this is when I realized I had enthusiasm and compassion for teaching young children. I have been in this profession for 13 years.
I thoroughly enjoy sharing my passion for playing instruments and singing with the tamariki.
I look forward to getting to know you, your child/ren and whanau as I get to be a part of their learning journey here at Norfolk Street Over’s.
Hello, I am Teri Dunsbee. I hold a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I hold a current first aid certificate.
I taught gymnastics to ages 4yrs – 17yrs old for 7 years. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of physically active skills with the children.
I am passionate about working with children and learning about their interests and the way they learn.
Kia ora, my name is Hannah Gee. I have been working for Educare for 5 years. I am currently studying through Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to gain a certificate in Early Childhood Education.
I have a passion for science; experiments and natural science such as gardening when working with the tamariki. I also really enjoy setting up art experiences that children can learn about different processes to create a artist masterpiece.
Hi I’m Laurel White,
I graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2009, and then pursued in a Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood in which I graduated from in 2011. I also hold a current first aid certificate. I enjoy working alongside children as they make discoveries through their play, as they develop, and as they grow.
Kia ora my name is Christine Colls. I have a Diploma in Teaching and am currently upgrading to my Bachelor of Education (early Childhood Education). I am a registered teacher and have a current first aid certificate.
I have two children and live on a life style block.
I believe in providing a natural environment for infants and toddlers to explore and develop in their own time. I value and support each stage of their development.
Hi, my name is Sarah Ridings.
I have worked at Educare for almost four years. I am currently studying towards my Early Childhood Degree through Te Tari Puna Ora o Aoetearoa. I enjoy working alongside children of all ages, and enjoy working alongside the children as they explore in sensory play experiences.
My name is Cassandra Wood and I am a second year student studying towards my Bachelor of Education (ECE) through Te Tari Puna Ora o Aoetearoa.
I have been working for Educare for over 6 years and am passionate about working alongside children under 3.
I am a keen sportswoman and enjoy most sports but especially soccer and attending the gym.
Kia ora my name is Julie Mcfarlane but everyone calls me Julz.
I have worked in the ECE field since I was 17 – just a couple of years.
I have a Bachelor of Education (early Childhood Education), am a registered teacher and have a current first aid certificate.
I have a 24year old daughter and have lived all my life in Whangarei.
My passion in ECE is working with infants and toddlers. I really enjoy books and music experiences with children, and watching them grow and develop at their own pace.
Kia Ora my name is Chantelle Walker and I have a Bachelor if Education ECE degree and my current first aid certificate.
I am married to Brendan and we have three children, Brooke and Jayde who attend primary school and Rylan who attends Educare. We moved to Northland in 2005 and we are loving our lifestyle living by the beach.
I believe in building respectful relationships with children and I am passionate about providing an environment where children can learn at their own pace and have the freedom to choose what they want to explore. I am passionate about art, messy play, music and movement, stories and in supporting children on their learning journey through early childhood.
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