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Bumblebees Group 2016 LTD

Glen Innes

Whitford

Anna

Centre Manager

Since starting my Early Childhood career I have dreamed about owning and running my own Early Childhood Centre. I envisioned a special place where relationships are cherished, curiosity is fostered and where the essence of childhood is celebrated.

 

Now that I am a parent, my passion has deepened, and my dedication to providing a quality learning environment rich in learning possibilities for children has grown. With this and my own child in mind, I, along with Jess, worked tirelessly to bring our vision to life, and I am so proud of what we have achieved so far. We are only at the beginning of our journey at Bumblebees Whitford, and I am so excited to grow our learning community into one big family and leading our Centre in offering the best possible start to life for our little ones.

 

My parenting style and work with children are inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, as well as by respectful practice (Pennie Brownlee, RIE and Pikler). I believe strong partnerships with whānau are imperative to really knowing each child and fostering their passion for lifelong learning.

 

I am an experienced, qualified and certified Early Childhood Teacher. I live in Beachlands with my beautiful family, a dog and two rabbits. Together we love getting out and about and enjoying the best of what the coast has to offer, including getting out on the water on lovely sunny days.

 

I look forward to meeting you all, answering any questions you may have, and welcoming you into our Bumblebees family.

Jess

Room Leader

Cherry Blossoms

Spending my days with children takes me to my happy place. I am so privileged and grateful to be part of children’s journeys of self-discovery and learning - it gives me such joy to see their curiosity ignite as they explore their surroundings.

 

I am a qualified, Registered Teacher and the Room Leader of the Cherry Blossoms Room. I bring with me a lot of love, passion and dedication to making a difference to the lives of our little ones. To me, relationships are the essence of life, therefore I nurture warm and trusting connections with children, their families and everyone who is part of our Bumblebees Community.

 

Becoming a mum has broadened my outlook on all aspects of my life, especially on my personal teaching philosophy and my expectation of Early Learning environments. I consider this insight my touchstone and it is fundamental to my role, not only as a Room Leader, but also as a teacher, to ensure that I provide the best learning environment for those entrusted in my care.

 

My husband Matt and I, along with our 2 year old son Jack and cat Pippi live in Pakuranga. We love the Whitford and Pohutukawa Coast area and spend a lot of time out here visiting friends, the local beaches, cafes and playgrounds.

 

Since I started my teaching journey, I had always hoped that one day I would bring my vision of owning a wonderful place of learning and love to life - and I am so blessed and grateful that this has come true. I look forward to welcoming your family into our Bumblebees Family!

Jacqui

Centre Administrator

Prior to coming to Bumblebees, I worked for a centre out in Drury for over 5 years, so I have a thorough understanding of how early childhood centres are run.

I grew up in Christchurch and moved to Auckland 13 years ago with my son, Ethan. Even though I’ve been living in Howick for so long, I still consider myself a true Cantab, so will always support the Red and Blacks over the Blues any day!

Come and stop by reception anytime and I will be glad to help you with whatever you may need.

Anna

Centre Manager

Hi, my name is Anna and I am the Centre Manager.

 

I have a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) and have my full teachers registration.

 

I look forward to meeting you all, answering any questions you may have, and welcoming you into our Bumblebees family.

Jacqui

Centre Administrator

Naadira

Centre Cook

Hello, my name is  Naadira and I am the Centre Cook.

I have a Certificate in Food Safety and have also completed a Community Nutrition Course for Children.

Hi, my name is Jacqui and I am the Centre Administrator for Bumblebees.

I work across both of our centres in Whitford and in Glen Innes.

Come and stop by the office anytime and I will be glad to help you with whatever you may need.

Natasha

Room Leader

Cherry Blossoms

Hi, my name is Natasha and I am the Room Leader in the Cherry Blossoms Room.

I have a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and have my full teachers registration

Jessica

Cherry Blossoms Teacher

Hi, my name is Jess and I am a teacher in the Cherry Blossoms Room.

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my full teachers registration.

Debbie

Cherry Blossoms Teacher

Hi, my name is Debbie and I am a teacher in the Cherry Blossoms Room.

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my full teachers registration. 

Meet The Team

Verity

Cherry Blossoms Teacher

Hi, my name is Verity and I am a teacher in the Cherry Blossoms Room.

I have just completed my Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my provisional registration.

Alysha

Room Leader

Sweet Peas

Hello, I am Alysha and I am the Room Leader in the Sweet Peas Room.

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my full teachers registration.

Angela

Sweet Peas Teacher

Hi, my name is Angela and I am a teacher in the Sweet Peas Room.

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my full teachers registration.

Sam

Sweet Peas Teacher

Hi, my name is Sam and I am a teacher in the Sweet Peas Room.

Lauren

Sweet Peas Teacher

Hi, my name is Lauren and I am a teacher in the Sweet Peas Room.

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my full teachers registration.

Naomi

Sweet Peas Teacher

Hi, my name is Naomi and I am a teacher in the Sweet Peas Room.

I have a Diploma in Teaching (ECE) and have my full teachers registration.

Charnè

Sweet Peas Teacher

Hi, my name is Charnè and I am a teacher in the Sweet Peas Room.

I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).

Gracie

Sweet Peas Teacher

Hi, my name is Gracie and I am a teacher in the Sweet Peas Room.

I have a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and have my provisional teachers registration.

Trudy

Bluebells Teacher

Hello, my name is Trudy and I am a teacher in the Bluebells Room.

Jess

Bluebells Teacher

Hi, my name is Jess and I am a teacher in the Bluebells Room.

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my provisional teachers registration.

Erin

Bluebells Teacher

Hi, my name is Erin and I am a teacher in the Bluebells Room.

Courtney 

Bluebells Teacher

Hi, my name is Courtney and I am a teacher in the Bluebells Room. 

I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have my provisional teachers registration.