Our Team

20150719_120250SHARON RICHARDS

MANAGER / EDUCATIONAL LEADER PRACTICE MENTOR

Sharon has over 13 years experience in Family Day Care, as a Parent, Educator, Coordinator and Manager. Sharon has her Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services, Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment, Bachelor of Social Sciences, Diploma in Community Services, Leadership and Management in Child Care, Business Administration and Certificate 4 in Disabilities and extensive Professional Development Training in all areas specializing in children special needs.  Sharon is a mother to 5 boys ranging from 10 to 25 years and personally using Family Day Care for the last 13 years for her own children prior to school and now using it for after school care. Sharon is very passionate about Family Day Care, the smaller groups, the home environments, the relationships with children and families you form and the quality of care that can be provided because of these factors. Sharon is very dedicated to her role within the service, her commitment to ensuring the children and families are the priority working with the Educators being able to guide them, provide training and provide quality resources to assist them in their roles.

BRENDA HESELDEN

PRACTICE MENTOR/ SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

20160513_161121Brenda has over 6 years experience working in Family Day Care. Brenda has her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Brenda has been a Coordinator and in Management roles in other Family Day Care Services. As a parent of 4 children Brenda has used the services of Family Day Care educators for many years and sees the need for Family Day Care services in the wider community. Brenda’s passion is to see educators succeed in their roles and to feel supported and respected.

 SHARON JACKMAN

 PRACTICE MENTOR/ SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

20160822_165102(0)Sharon J has been in the child care industry since 2002, she has her Diploma in Children’s Service, Certificate 4 in Training and Assessing and is currently studying her Diploma in Community Service, Sharon has worked in Long Day Care as a lead educator working predominately in the 15months to 3 year age group, Family Day Care as a coordinator for 5 years and In Home Care as an educator caring for triplets and a 2 year old. Sharon has also run her own FDC business.
Sharon is a mum to 2 boys aged 21 and 23. After many years in a centre trying to balance work and her own children Sharon started her own FDC business, it was then that she realised her passion for Family Day Care, based on the family/home environment and the flexibility it offers to families and children. Sharon is passionate about supporting, mentoring and working alongside educators throughout their journey with Family Day Care.

TEENA MONK

PRACTICE MENTOR/ SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

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Teena has been in the child care industry for 7 years. Teena has her Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education ( Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako). Coming from the kindergarten environment Teena is looking forward to working with Educators and children in the Family Day Care setting. Teena is mum to 2 daughters aged 14 and 9. Teena is passionate to help educators be successful in their roles.

TRACEY HOLDEN

PRACTICE MENTOR/ SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

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Tracey has been working in the childcare industry for 15 years, Predominantly in Long Day Care setting. Tracey has her Advanced Diploma Of Early Childhood. Tracey is a mum of 2 girls aged 9 and 11. Tracey is looking forward to working with Educators and children in Family Day Care setting.

HELEN SKEGGS

PRACTICE MENTOR/ SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM

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Helen has worked in the early childhood sector for the past 15 years, in a variety of roles but predominantly in family day care.  Helen has her Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood, Certificate IV Training and Assessment and is a qualified type 1 fitter for child car restraints.

Helen has 4 children and has used family day care for all 4 as they have grown up and gone off to school.  Helen has a particular passion in sustainability and natural resources in a home environment and getting back to basics,  and working alongside educator’s to provide a quality family day care service.

ROSE TUNSTALL

DIRECTOR

RoseRose has been working in Family Day Care since 2014, she has her Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and her Certificate 3 in Financial Services.  Rose is a mother of 2 girls aged 15 and 13.  Rose is very passionate about Family Day Care and the role it plays for both Families and Educators.

SAMANTHA COTTRELL

ADMINISTRATION

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