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 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. 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.
Toddlers Leigh (Team Leader) - 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. 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. Jaye - Jaye is currently studying her Bachelor of Teaching after working as a support worker for children with additional needs. Jaye brings with her a bright, bubbly personality.
Preschool Kay (Team Leader) - Kay is qualified ful.ly registered teacher. 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. Kay prides herself in offering a fun and exciting learning environment for the children and the team. 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. Amy - Amy is a qualified teacher. She has worked previously with preschoolers and brings with her a wealth of knowledge. 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. 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. 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. 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. Rebecca - You will see Becca relieving in all of our rooms from time to time. Charlotte - Charlotte has been working with us since 2018. You will see her mainly in the Preschool and Graduates rooms. Charlotte brings to the centre a confident and happy attitude, while offering nurture to the children. Kate - SInce 2017, Kate has relieved off and on in the school holidays. Kate is involved in Surf Lifesaving over the summer months.
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.