Our People

Tracey James
Centre Manager

Kia ora whanau, my name is Tracey James and I am the Centre Manager at Leaps and Bounds Early Learning Centre in Grenada. I am a qualified and registered teacher and have worked here since it opened in 2013. I have been teaching for over the past 6 years. I believe that education starts at birth and is a life-long process. Children learn the most in their first five years therefore early childhood education is an important factor in their growth and development. Children who are supported culturally, cognitively, physically, emotionally and spiritually will become successful, confident young people. Our children are our leaders of tomorrow.

I grew up in Titahi Bay and have lived in the area for most of my life.  I am married and have two adult boys, one lives in Japan and the other one lives in Napier. I believe in work life balance and enjoy participating in Triathlons, running, doing yoga and being around whanau.

Alana
Head Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Alana and I am the Head Teacher in room Kakano. I am a fully qualified and registered early childhood teacher. I have been working at Leaps and Bounds since February 2014, and enjoy working alongside the infants and toddlers in the under two rooms. I love being able to observe the babies grow and develop in their own time and pace.

In my spare time, I enjoy a good walk along the water front and some time at the gym, along with watching the Hurricanes beat any other team. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and being at home with my partner.

Suzanne
Head Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Suzanne and I am the Head teacher in room Rakau. I have been teaching at Active Explorers for seven months, my philosophy of teaching is that children and their families come first. I have done a lot of work with children of special learning needs. I like to keep my theories and practice current.  I am a Mum and Nana, My spare time activities are reading, quilting and gardening. 

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