Centre ManagerKia Ora,My name is Shannon Docherty, I have been working at the centre since it’s opening in January 2020 and have been a part of the ECE sector for the last 8 years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching and encompass a huge passion for the Montessori approach to learning. I believe the role of Early Childhood Education is to provide our youngest citizens with strategies that foster the development of the whole child. If nurtured emerging skills such as emotional, social, and cognitive development provide our tamariki with a kete of knowledge which will enable them to become lifelong learners.
Poipoia te kakano Kia puwai, nurture the seed and it will blossom.
AdministratorKia OraMy name is Melissa Alley, I have been working at the centre since April 2020. I began my journey in the infant’s classroom however in October of the same year I applied for the admin position and never looked back. Since my time at front of house I have developed responsive and reciprocal relationships with all stakeholders who have walked through the door. I love the opportunity to offer a friendly ear and support the journey for the whole whanau during their child’s learning journey within our centre.
2ICMy name is Nadia Shirley and I grew up in a small town called Riverton in the South Island. I completed my Bachelor of Education at The University of Otago in Dunedin. I live with my partner Zane and my two children Oakley and Lake. Nature play is at the core of my teaching philosophy. I hold a strong passion for exposing children to a wide range of educational experiences, while also empowering them to take a key role in their own education as we encourage and provoke their strengths and capabilities to emerge.
Lead Teacher - InfantsKia ora! My name is Mandy I am the lead teacher of the The Burrow. I graduated with a diploma of Early Childhood Education at New Zealand Tertiary College. Growing up in New Zealand I respect our diverse cultures and appreciate the wide variety of cultures that we have in our country. I believe that every child is unique and individual, growing and learning at their own pace. I believe every child should be treated with respect, given love and encouragement to feel supported on their ongoing journey through life. I will provide children with a fun and exciting environment where they are free to explore and challenge themselves. I look forward to creating wonderful memories and experiences with everyone at Oma Rapeti.
Lead Teacher InfantsKia Ora, my name is Alicia Jones and I have been in early Early Childhood for over 15 years. I am a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood. Throughout my years of experience I have worked with all age groups and have also been Head Teacher for a large period of this time. I am married and have a beautiful daughter who attends primary school. In my free time I like to go for walks along the beach and spending quality time with family. I am passionate about Early Childhood as I believe that children in the early years are unique individuals who are investigators and explorers. My purpose is to create a challenging and stimulating environment for them, so they can be encouraged to learn through purposeful play.
Lead Teacher ToddlersMy name is Karl and I am so excited to work at Oma Rāpeti. I have been here for 6 months now and enjoying every moment. I believe building positive relationships with children, families, staff and the wider community are one of the most important factors in creating an environment where everyone feels safe and the children can flourish in their own individual way. Outside of teaching my passions are sport, nutrition, and travelling. I am very excited to be part of your child's learning and look forward to working closely with you to support their development.
Lead Teacher ToddlersMy name is Grace and I completed my Bachelor of Education Teaching specialising in Early Childhood Education at the University of Auckland 2020. I have been part of Oma Rāpeti Whānau for over year. I have had a passion for Early Childhood for many years. The first few years are fundamental in terms of emotional growth and also their physical growth and development. A highlight of working as an Early Childhood educator is supporting each individual child to discover their unique personalities. Outside of teaching I enjoy dance, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Head ChefMy name is Sarah Tree and I am really enjoying my role as Head Chef in our busy kitchen. I am a keen gardener and look forward to helping establish the children's veggie garden, teaching them the importance of good nutrition through healthy eating. I have three teenage children and in my spare time I enjoy exercising, gardening and catching up with friends and family.
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