Our People

Mark, Centre Manager

Kia ora Koutou,

Over the last 20 years I have been lucky enough to work within the early childhood sector both in NZ and the UK. Having graduated at Waikato in 2002 with a BTchg of teaching (in early childhood), I then moved to Wellington in order to start my career (with my wife). After our stay, we moved to the UK in order both to travel and to experience the UK’s system of education. In 2012 we returned to Auckland, and in 2016 we then became 3 - with the arrival of our baby girl.

Within the last 20 years (and prior) – I have gained much experience not only within the early childhood sector, but also during my time in the USA as I led groups of volunteers at a multiple disability camp in Connecticut, and during my time as a child advocate with Barnardos in Wellington.

I am now extremely thrilled to be given the opportunity to work alongside the team at Active Explorers Melville and look forward to my time here.

Adele, Assistant Manager - Maternity leave until end of 2022

I have been working in early childhood for seven years. I am passionate about teaching all ages, supporting our tamariki to be happy, confident learners, individuals and friends. 

I believe the key to nurturing and caring for our tamariki comes from working closely alongside the parents/whanau to understand the needs, values and cultures of our tamariki so we are able to cater for each child.  

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)