Our Teachers


"My name is Jo, I am the Centre Leader for Central Hastings Early Learning Centre. I am very honoured to be in this role and lead our enthusiastic team. I have been in the Early Childhood sector since 2001, completing my Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood in 2005 followed by finishing my full Teacher Registration in 2008. I have been very happily married for the last 26 years with four beautiful adult children and three adorable grandchildren." Read Full Bio »


"I am very happy to be part of the family of teachers at Central Hastings Early Learning Centre. This is my chosen career as I love spending time with infants and toddlers, caring for and educating them. Through engaging in rich conversation I believe I can have a positive impact on children and their parents."


"I have lived in Hawkes Bay all my life and did my degree at EIT Hawkes Bay. I am a huge believer in children learning and developing at their own pace and not rushing the beautiful time that is childhood! I am a qualified swimming instructor which will benefit all children here. I look forward to working alongside you and your whānau."


"I believe in every child being able to come into the centre and enjoy themselves. I love to look after children and seeing every child having fun means that I am doing my job right. I love to watch their minds process and develop as this is important for their learning and future life."


"I believe in the importance of children getting the best start in life. From having their needs met, through to building trusting relationships with them and their extended whānau. Watching them grow as if they were my own. I am looking forward to working alongside you and your whānau."


"I look forward to working alongside the tamariki and their whanau to build reciprocal relationships to meet their aspirations. I am very compassionate about making each individual feel a sense of belonging in their environment."


"I am really looking forward to caring for children of all ages and meeting their needs in order for them to grow and develop. My passion is for children to feel safe and loved and totally comfortable in their environment."


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"I am passionate about creating and unhurried, peaceful, loving and nurturing learning environment for children of all ages. I believe that having good relationships with children, parents, staff and whanau is essential for children's learning and development, as well as having fun and being able to laugh!"


"Kia Ora, my name is Charlotte Videan and I am the team leader of the Chrysalis Room. I studied at EIT Taradale and received my Bachelor in Teaching in 2014. I am a fully registered Early Childhood Teacher and hold a first aid certificate. I have always enjoyed working with children and before studying was a nanny in Wellington for many years. I enjoy spending time with my partner and family. We live out on a farm in Crownthorpe and I love gardening in my vegetable garden, walking my dogs and playing on the motorbikes."


"I am passionate about working alongside your beautiful pepe and feel privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of their exciting learning journeys. I believe in creating a nurturing, fun and challenging environment for our tamariki to grow and learn."


"I believe our tamariki are taonga (Treasures), to be nurtured and loved unconditionally, in a safe environment (physically, emotionally and spiritually). I am passionate about Te Reo Maori and incorporate Tikanga Maori within my teaching. I value all cultures and embrace whanau."


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