The Kapiti Team
This is our team of teachers and staff at Educare Kāpiti. Scroll through to find out more about our teaching team.
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher with over 15 years in ECE and Education.
I have lived on the Kāpiti Coast for the last 6 years and I enjoy spending quality time with my family and enjoying the lifestyle that the coast has to offer.
Here at Educare Kāpiti I lead a team of experienced, fun and loving teachers in a beautiful environment catering for infants right through to tamariki transitioning to school.
I am committed to ensuring every child in our care feels loved in a safe and learning rich environment. Relationships are very important to me and I enjoy getting to know families as much as I do children. Continuity of care between home and centre is paramount to your child's sense of belonging and well being.
I look forward to getting to know you and your tamariki.
Ko Shelley taku ingoa
Ko Maureen rawa ko Bruce taku matua
Ko Tracy taku tuahine
Ko Teesha taku tamahine
Ko Cory taku tama
Ko Mac taku kuri
No Waikanae ahau
I have been working as a teacher on the Kapiti Coast for many years and feel fortunate to have experienced a range of teaching positions and diverse learning communities. I’m excited to be sharing this experience with you and our tamariki.
I feel passionately about providing a home away from home where our tamariki know they are safe, loved and encouraged to investigate the world that surrounds them. I create an atmosphere of peace, and a calmness that supports the settling and transitioning tamariki to enjoy their day of play and learning.
Ngā mihi o te wā
Ko Maryjane Winiata ahau
I am of Māori descent and live on the Kāpiti Coast with my family.
I have knowledge of Tikanga, Te Reo Māori and its arts; and practice Maori weaving in my spare time.
I have been in the Early childhood sector since 2005 and in 2008 gained my Bachelor in Early childhood education through Whitireia Porirua.
I am very passionate in working with and amongst our whanau and community, getting to know one another and making education for their tamariki a step closer towards their future.
I love this quote given by Thomas Berry, "Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives."
My family and I have lived on the beautiful Kapiti Coast for the last sixteen years. I have two children, both are adults and have flown the nest.
I have 11 years experience within the ECE sector. I obtained my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) degree in 2011 and my full teacher registration in 2014.
I use a lot of humour in my approach to teaching as I like to see children having fun while learning. I think laughter cam engage children and strengthen relationships of all involved.
I look forward to getting to know your children, your family and everyone who is involved with Educare.
Van Driver + Registered Teacher
Kia ora, I have been teaching in early childhood in the Wellington area since 2007 after graduating from Victoria University in 2006. I am new to the Kapiti area, moving to Paraparaumu at the end of June 2016, currently living with my partner Elly and our fur children. I am passionate about teaching and working with our tamariki as it is a very rewarding and enjoyable sector of education. Literacy is a passion of mine, as I am a keen reader and big fan of children’s books. I enjoy music and movement as a curriculum area , seeing children express themselves through song and dance and outdoors environments, supporting children’s natural curiosity. I look forward to working alongside you and your precious tamariki during my time here!
I am an extremely bubbly and happy person that brings a lot of fun and exciting energy to our centre. I have lived in the beautiful Kapiti Coast for 14 years and have previously trained professionally in dance at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre.
Dance is my passion and therefore I want to be able to incorporate music and dance into our centre curriculum. I believe that music and dance allows children to express themselves freely, and brings them a sense of happiness and enjoyment.
With dance, I allow the children to explore and investigate their physical dexterities by letting them move to the music at their own pace. I have a significant passion and love for children of all ages and I love goofing around and getting amongst the games.