Management Tash and Grant - As Centre Owners they have an active part in the running of the centre. You will see them on a daily basis here at Tiny Wonders. Tash and Grant believe in having a centre that is family orientated, friendly and inviting. Catherine - As Centre Manager, Catherine is a qualified ECE teacher with Full Registration and over 20 years experience within the EC sector. Catherine has a passion for the philosophies of Magda Gerber and has experienced these first hand at the Loczy Institute in Hungary.
Infants Becky - Becky has a few years experience working in ECE centres. Becky has traveled to Switzerland where she worked for a family caring for their young children. Becky is able to build strong relationships with children and has a gentle, calm and friendly approach to learning. Becky is currently training with New Zealand Tertiary College. Michelle - As a mum of 3 and qualified teacher, Michelle enjoys offering children in her care a calm, nuturing environment that promotes freedom to move, love and learning opportunities to extend children individually.
Toddlers Jade (Team Leader) - Jade his a qualified teacher and is going through the process of teacher registration. Jade has been in Early Childcare for several years and has a lively personality which creates a fun and creative learning environment. Jade and Casey work alongside each other to creative a fun and happy environment. Casey - Casey works alongside Jade in the toddler area. Casey is a valued member of the team who is caring, nurturing and respectful of those children in her care.
Preschool Kay (Team Leader) - Kay is qualified and working towards her full teacher registration. Kay has experience in Kindergarten and daycare. Kay is flexible with the children's learning and is eager to extend the learning environment where she can. Dawn - Dawn has over 20 years. Dawn is very arty and creative. Dawn is a qualified life guard and will often teach the children about water safety. Annylise - Annylise is a qualified teacher and begun with us as a reliever in 2013. Annylise is very flexible and reliable and has good relationships with the children. Jo - Jo has a creative, fun side to her. She will be the first up dancing with the children. Jo is unqualified but has children of her own and around 5 years experience in ECE.
Tiny Graduates Maryanne (Team Leader) - Maryanne is a Fully Registered teacher. She supports provisionally registered teachers and students who come into the centre. Maryanne has great relationships with the parents and offers quality care and education. Leigh - Leigh is a qualified Primary School Teacher. She has her Full Registration. Leigh has a strong passion for preparation to school and brings with her many qualities to support the children and parents in a smooth transition to school. Micayla - Micayla is a teacher is training. She has a quiet nature which brings a nice balance amongst the team. Micayla forms wonderful relationships with the children and often children will look for her on arrival. Robyn - Robyn is a qualified and fully registered teacher who has years of experience. Robyn is a very calm person which reflects on her teaching strategies with the children. Diane - Diane has her Bachelor of Teacher (Primary school) and is fully registered. Diane has worked in ECE for a number of years and has a bright fun loving attitude which the children love.
Centre Relievers Sally - Sally is a long term reliever. She started with us is 2012 when we first opened in 2012. Sally has her Full Teacher Registration. Marincha - Marincha is an unqualified reliever who has experience in ECE in South Africa. Sue - You will see Sue on a daily basis mainly in the afternoons in the kitchen and around the centre doing odd jobs. Sue does work on occasions on the floor during the day. Jaye - Jaye is currently studying her Bachelor of Teaching after working as a support worker for children with additional needs. You will see her working through all the rooms. Kelly - Kelly started with us in 2014 and from time to time will help out in the kitchen but predominately as a reliever in the babies. Nathaniel - Nathaniel is married to Kelly. You will see him relieving mainly in the preschool or in graduates. Together they have 2 children that attend the centre. Alissa - As an unqualified reliever Alissa works great with all ages. She is calm and motivated and ready to learn. Alissa has a little boy who attends when she is working.
Kitchen Crystal (Kitchen Manager) - Crystal has been with us since we opened in 2012. Crystal has completed a Level One in Food Handling. Crystal offers a menu that is nutritional and delicious. Nicola - Nicola job shares with Crystal and brings her love of home cooked baking and meals to the centre.