Central Hastings Preschool Childcare

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 More »


"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." Read More »


"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."


"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."


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