Janelle Johnson Gardiner
I am the director of Nurture@Home and a Visiting Teacher. I have a tertiary early childhood qualification, many years experience in the early childhood field, and am a parent. My passion for early childhood education (ECE) is coupled with a determination to offer families the highest quality care for their children – and my vision drives Nurture@Home to deliver excellence in early childhood care and education. Myself and my Leadership Team manages and supports the wide network of nannies and home-based educators that make up Nurture@Home.
As a Mum myself, 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 through my experiences have become passionate about home-based care. My vision is what drives Nurture@Home to provide high quality childcare for families and a supportive network for Educators.
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.