Our People

Shelley Brunton
Centre Manager

Post Graduate Certificate – Early Childhood Leadership, Batchelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood Education, Workplace First Aid Qualified

Shelley is nearing 20 years of working in Early Childhood.  During this time she has worked in a variety of roles, teaching and building teams remains her passion.  She has over 10 years’ experience as a centre Manager and has just recently joined the team at Active Explorers.  Interesting facts about Shelley – She has a quirky personality, she loves people and is always positive.

Victoria Edmonds
Team Leader Infants

Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood, Workplace First Aid Qualified

Victoria is a motivated teacher and team leader who has been with us for a number of years.  Victoria is an experienced teacher that has a passion for programme planning and loves to create an attractive environment that celebrates the learning and aroha in her room.  Interesting facts about Vicki – She loves spending time with her boys and has a secret love of on-line-shopping.

Liz Cherry
Team Leader Toddlers

Graduate Diploma of Teaching – Early Childhood, Bachelor of Education – Primary, Workplace First Aid Qualified

Liz is a highly organised and focussed teacher and leader. She values what teachers, parents and children bring to the programme and likes to be innovative and creative with teaching and learning with toddlers. Interesting facts about Liz, she’s a ‘DIY Wannabe’ and played rep hockey in her younger days.

Kiri Hughes
Team Leader Rising Fives

Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood, Workplace First Aid Qualified

Kiri is personality plus and passionate to boot. An experienced teacher and developing leader she is big on building relationships and celebrating learning. She has strong room management skills and assessment and programme planning practices. Interesting facts about Kiri - she LOVES to laugh and is pretty skilled on the netball court.

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