Janelle Johnson Gardiner
I am passionate about and love sharing the benefits of at home care with others. As a working mum, an Early Childhood Teacher for the past 25+++ years, and being in the Home-based childcare sector locally in Nelson since 2001 I absolutely love what I do! I love to be able to support other parents in their journey through parenting & meeting their childcare needs, as well as supporting our Educators in the wonderful, and important work they are doing in their homes! I am also very passionate about providing a rich curriculum of activities for our Nurture@Home community. Community is important to me and creating connections within the wider community is the basis of all that we offer.
I can’t wait to meet you soon!
When I think of young children my vision is to enrich and empower the lives of tamariki (children), whānau (families) and educators and I am passionate about celebrating our unique bicultural heritage, encouraging children’s engagement in the wonderful natural environments that we have in the Nelson/Tasman region. I have been working in Early Childhood Education since 2008 and as a mum myself I have had the joy and pleasure in watching my two children grow into confident and happy young people, and I know that they have had the experiences that I value and find incredibly important. I have treasured the journey with them and I look forward to many, many more years ahead.
Hi there, I’m Carla and I am the Office Aministrator here at Nurture@Home. I’m a mum of three gorgeous children, (two boys and a girl). After many years working in the Kindergarten Association as an administrator, I saw the benefits for children of at home care and am a believer in all that it offers!
My role here is anything to do with the database, paperwork, enrolments and website. I love using my creative flair to support the team when little gifts are needed for expos etc. I look forward to chatting soon!
Since completing my Diploma of Teaching I have worked in a variety of settings with tamariki (children) Childcare centres, Playcentre and Homebased care. I have enjoyed working in all of these settings but homebased care is a special passion for me. In homebased care children get to enjoy a social environment but still explore and interact with their world at an unhurried pace. To me this is what childhood is all about.
I am very lucky to have 3 gorgeous children and I have enjoyed every moment of their learning and growing in confidence and wish for every parent the same opportunities. The longer I work with children it consolidates for me the importance of the whole family and community being involved in each child’s learning. For a child to feel secure and happy their whanau needs to be involved in every step of their journey, helping them to belong, as part of the Nurture At Home Whanau (family).
Community Leader/Sleep Consultant
It has been wonderful to see Nuture@home begin, grow and develop over the last 4 years.
I am excited to be returning to home-based care and joining the Nurture@Home team as the Community Leader, supporting families, educators and the community to provide the best start for children.
My varied career began as a nanny this was my introduction to home-based care.
I have also previously worked as a community leader, centre manager and a baby and child sleep consultant.