OUR TEAM

We have Six qualified teaching staff and an experienced support and relief team 

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Waitaki Valley Preschool is a not for profit Early Learning Centre. As we are run by a board and owned by the community, our profits go straight back to our children.

Kia Ora my name is Rowan. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher and the Centre Manager.

Kia Ora my name is Rowan. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher and the Centre Manager.

Kia Ora my name is Moana. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Moana. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Edwina. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Edwina. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Judith. I'm a registered primary school and Early Childhood Teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Judith. I'm a registered primary school and Early Childhood Teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Jo. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Jo. I'm a registered Early Childhood teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Joan. I'm a registered Early Childhood relief teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Joan. I'm a registered Early Childhood relief teacher.

Kia Ora my name is Anna. I'm a teacher support.

Kia Ora my name is Anna. I'm a teacher support.

Kia Ora my name is Bev. I'm a teacher/administrator support.

Kia Ora my name is Bev. I'm a teacher/administrator support.

Kia Ora my name is Jade. I’m a student teacher training in Early Childhood Education.

Kia Ora my name is Jade. I’m a student teacher training in Early Childhood Education.

Kia Ora my name is Di. I'm a relief teacher support and cleaner.

Kia Ora my name is Di. I'm a relief teacher support and cleaner.

Kia Ora my name is Gaye. I'm the Finance Manager.

Kia Ora my name is Gaye. I'm the Finance Manager.

Kia Ora from our Board; top left Charlotte, Nicole, Kylie, Olivia. Front left, Carron & Kate.

Kia Ora from our Board; top left Charlotte, Nicole, Kylie, Olivia. Front left, Carron & Kate.

What does a Board member do?

Our board work together to “Think and Plan” for our centre. They do this by working in closer partnership with our day-to-day Management Team; the management team are then “Reflect and Act” on behalf of the board.

As a team, we meet ten times a year with a vision of seeing our preschool expand its parent partnerships, make community connections, allow kaiako capabilities to blossom, and offer a stimulating environment for our children. We do this by supporting each other as we work on the the following topics each year:

  • Strategic and Annual Planning

  • Policy Decisions

  • Legal Responsibilities

  • Financial Planning

  • Human Resource Management

  • Future Direction

Strategic Goals for the 2019-20 year

  • Shape our physical Environment; a focus on it being safe, welcoming, challenging and supportive.

  • Review our Infant & Toddler Curriculum, and knowledge around Pedagogy of Care

  • Strengthening Internal Evaluation

It takes a large group of people to effectively operate a community-based early childhood service. It is therefore important that we not only have a team of great staff, but that members of our community join our Board also.