The Midcity Team
We believe in our staff and know that they are the key to a great Childcare Centre. We have chosen our staff with care, knowing they will care for yours and our children. We would like to introduce them to you:
Ange is an outgoing and friendly person, who is married and is a Mum of 3 lovely girls. Ange has been in the Early Childhood sector for over 25 years and has worked in a variety of centres including her own for 8 years.
Ange is very passionate and focused about providing the best possible care and education for the children in our centre. She knows that great teachers are what makes a great centre and is focused on continuing to grow and develop our teachers to be the best they can be. Working in partnership with parents is paramount to children and their families having a sense of belonging to our centre, and Ange really enjoys building these important relationships.
Outside of work, Ange is a huge supporter of rugby and netball and loves spending time with her family.
Tracey is the mum of 2 young girls and loves being surrounded by children. She is a respectful and caring teacher working in the Infants' side. She believes in children being able to learn and develop at their own pace and also likes to extend their interests. In her spare time she loves relaxing with her family, painting and playing netball.
Jo brings with her a wealth of experience as she comes from a primary teaching background of 21 years. Jo is particularly fond of working with infants. She has a very peaceful, calm manner which creates a lovely atmosphere for our babies. She feels strongly about putting their needs first and providing individual learning programmes to support their interests and development.
Becs is married with 2 children. She has always been involved with and had a real love for children. Becs is a qualified and registered teacher with over 18 years experience. She believes that children learn best through unhurried, calm and positive interactions with educators that are attuned to their needs. Becs looks forward to meeting you and working alongside you, nurturing your children to learn and grow.
Our infant children adore having Sacha in the centre. She is most often found sitting on the floor with the children, reading books or just having a chat. She is always available for hugs with our younger children.
Louise has had experience with all ages of children in the centre and is currently our Team Coordinator in the Toddlers. She is a very bubbly, outgoing and enthusiastic person who enjoys getting messy with the children and who absolutely loves the colour PINK!! Louise is passionate about her role as a teacher and works hard to ensure that the children have a fun day in a great learning environment.
Charisse has been passionate about early childhood for as long as she can remember. She finished her ECE Diploma at Waikato University after her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and English. Charisse is excited to be working alongside the other Toddler teachers and to help support our tamariki in their development in her second year of teaching.
Charisse is originally from South Africa but has been in New Zealand for 9 years and got married to her kiwi husband in January 2017. Charisse is looking forward to getting to know you and your whānau.
Abbey is currently in her 3rd and final year of studying ECE and has worked with all 3 age groups. She is friendly, bubbly and caring. Abbey is very passionate about working with children as she enjoys watching them grow and achieve milestones.
I am a qualified teacher with about 18 years experience. I enjoy working with toddlers, while developing fundamental and social skills that lay the foundation for a life time of learning.
I have learnt over my career the importance and value of physical activity and art in a child's development and growth, so these areas have become a passion.
I also enjoy working in a team where I can support my fellow teachers by sharing my knowledge and understanding of child development, while also learning from them.
I have two wonderful children who are fast becoming independent adults.
Erena enjoys working with different age groups; however her true passion is with the Kindy aged children. Erena is a mother of 4 and when not at work enjoys spending time with her family. Erena is passionate about creating an environment that is rich in fun opportunities for children to learn and prepare for their future learning and transition to school.
It's so great to have a male teacher in our centre! Jason is loved by all the children, and has worked throughout the centre with all three age-groups. He is currently a teacher in the Kindy and the older children really enjoy having a male role model around. Jason is passionate about Nature and continues to provide lots of amazing opportunities for the children with the incredible creatures he brings to live at Midcity.
Shannon qualified as a primary teacher, but didn’t really expect to find herself in ECE! She found that she absolutely loves it, especially because the children’s’ development is so easy to see over such a short period of time. Shannon believes that the learning should not be focused in one area, but should be spread out to encompass the child’s many characteristics as an individual, fuelling their interests on the way to becoming a self-managing, life-long learner.
Alice is mum to 2 boys. With a certificate in catering, she brings years of experience in cooking to the centre. Alice is passionate about food and nutrition and provides the children with a variety of cooked lunches and tasty snacks.
Natalie has been at Midcity for almost 10 years and has experience in all 3 areas. Currently, Natalie is the calm and friendly face you will find in the office, happy to help you out.