Our Team Leaders
We are team of incredibly proud and passionate qualified teachers at [email protected] – Quality Childcare & Education.
Owner/Manager and Visiting Teacher
Janelle is the proud owner of [email protected], growing a reputable homebased childcare & education service from her passion and belief that homebased care is best, which has stemmed from her experiences working, since 1994, in childcare centres as a teacher and a team leader; working as a Homebased Educator, and from raising her own family. Janelle works as a Visiting Teacher and holds an Australian Diploma and a NZ Degree in early childhood education, along with having over 25 years experience in the early childhood field. Janelle is from a large family herself, and her own blended family has extended to five children and two grandchildren. She shares a love of the outdoors with her husband and children and they can often be found out on and under the water scuba diving when time allows. Janelle’s passion for early childhood education (ECE) is coupled with a determination to offer families the highest quality care for their children – and her vision drives [email protected] to deliver excellence in early childhood education and care. Janelle and the Leadership Team manage and support the wide network of nannies and Homebased Educators that make up the awesome team at [email protected]
Philippa, our superstar administrator is also a mum to three lovely children. Philippa is passionate about the quality of care that [email protected] provides for children, having experienced this first hand working with our team as an Educator for a number of recent years prior to her admin role. Philippa has also had previous experience working in a number of local childcare centres and completed two years of study towards a Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (ECE). Philippa loves all things crafty and enjoys weaving this into her role as administrator along with putting to good use her business management skills/qualification and is able to support others with her knowledge and experience in the ECE field.
Mandy, one of our fabulous Visiting Teachers is a fully registered teacher holding a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), and as a Mum herself, is passionate about homebased child care. Mandy supports and mentors our Educators; is involved in the planning of our curriculum, excursions & outings and is passionate about strengthening relationships in our local community. Mandy is also a Community Kaiawhina for Plunket and recognises that through homebased care children get to enjoy a social environment but still explore and interact with their world at an unhurried pace.
Chloe feels very fortunate to have joined the [email protected] Leadership Team as a Visiting Teacher. She is a fully registered teacher holding a Christchurch College of Education Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood). Chloe has been working in Early Childhood for ten years, both in management and teaching roles and has a strong passion towards creating relationship-based care and learning.
Chloe advocates for a heartfelt approach that involves respectful practice in an unhurried pace and being attentive to each child’s needs, rhythms and interests. Her passion is to also lead and mentor cohesive and collaborative teams of Educators/Kaipoipoi. Chloe does this by supporting them to recognise and discover their values and strengths around child development. Chloe encourages Educators/Kaipoipoi to embrace the notion of being authentic in their practice, in the aim of maintaining passionate, motivated and nurturing Educators/Kaipoipoi.
Anna is pleased to be a part of the fantastic [email protected] team. Mum of three, Anna has experience working as a Visiting Teacher, Homebased Educator and a Nanny abroad. Anna feels her experience from working as a Homebased Educator in the past has supported her to understand how crucial and important this role is. Anna is so passionate about Homebased Care and Education and the difference that it can make in young tamariki lives. Anna loves inspiring Kaiako (Educators) with fresh ideas and new perspectives and adores watching children thrive in such a wonderful homebased community.
Rach is another valued [email protected] Visiting Teacher who has been in the early childhood industry for over 14 years, working in many roles across the sector including teaching in centres, leadership roles, and also has experience as an Educator providing home-based care from her own home. With a passion for infants and toddlers and a heart-led, respectful approach to care and education, this is what has led Rach back to home-based care. Rach loves supporting fellow Educators to find their passion and learn and grow their skills. Rach is mum to three gorgeous sons, and together with her husband, are all sports mad so they spend lots of family time in the outdoors. The beaches and rivers are their happy place, spending many weekends camping and exploring our wonderful local surroundings. Rach feels so privileged to be working as part of the leadership team for [email protected] supporting quality childcare and education.
With a background in Family Law and Business, LJ brings to [email protected] a passion for helping others and growing a thriving heart-led business that cares for all. LJ loves to meet new people and form connections within her community. From her most recent business experience as owner, manager and teacher at Bounce Early Learning Centre, LJ gained a passion for supporting families and their tamariki to thrive in an environment that is nurturing, supportive, fun-filled and stimulating. LJ lives in Tasman with her 6 boys, (3 humans and 3 horses) and loves all things outdoors.
Rochelle, one of our wonderful Visiting Teachers from Golden Bay, is a fully registered teacher; and knowing how important those first 3-5 years of life are for our tamariki, used a home-based Educator for her own two gorgeous boys when they were younger. Rochelle has enjoyed various teaching roles in her career and is super excited to be working in her role as a Visiting Teacher for [email protected] guiding our Educators, getting to know our tamariki and building positive relationships with them. Rochelle is passionate about supporting children to grow in virtues such as aroha, kindness, mana and resilience, strongly aligning with the [email protected] philosophy and is honoured to be welcomed into homes, to support the wonderful connections and learning opportunities that children receive in homebased care.