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Our People

Brenda
Centre Manager

Diploma of Teaching (ECE)

I have been involved in the ECE sector since 1996. During this time I have held a variety of teaching, Supervising and Management roles. I am married with two young children.

I strongly believe that parents / whānau play an integral role in working with children and communication is key. I believe children need opportunities to have fun, explore and extend their natural curiosity.

Miranda
Assistant Manager & Team Leader (Purerehua)

I have Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE) which I gained in 2001.

I thoroughly enjoy early childhood inspiring our children to be confident and competent learners. I am married and have two children which keep me busy.

Vanessa
Team Leader (Koru)

I graduated with a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) in Nov 1998.

I am fully registered passionate teacher who loves watching children set their own goals and achieve them with skill, passion and enthusiasm.

I love building trusting relationships with children under the age the age of 2 years old, building on aroha, empathy and respect.

Janna Harvey
Team Leader (Nga Whetu)

My name is Janna. I am the Team Leader the Nga Whetu room and have been working at Active Learners Rolleston since.  I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood and am fully registered.

I am passionate about building strong relationships with the tamariki and their whanau, whilst allowing me to support and nurture the tamariki’s learning and development.

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