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Our New Center Manager - Greta Point AE

Center Manager from Greta Point - Active Explorers

Kia ora koutou Greta Point Whānau

It is with much excitement we can introduce our new Center Manager Nardia Whiteman. She joined our center last week and has been focusing on spending time with our beautiful tamariki, our Kaiako and meeting our Whanau – she is also managing to spend some time in the office while getting to know the center!

Nardia was fortunate enough to have a handover with Leslyn – which means the transition has been smooth and already the tamariki are excited to see and chat to Nardia about their day!

Here is an introduction from Nardia:

I have been part of early childhood education over fifteen years and am passionate about providing quality education and believe that it essential that all children have an opportunity to play and learn in a supportive and caring environment.



My personal teaching philosophy includes:

• Collaboration with parents / caregivers to form a strong partnership in the children’s learning

• Create a positive environment that encourages children to take risks and know that their culture, values, and ideas are respected and celebrated by their peers and the teacher.

• Create planning that is fun and is authentic and based on children’s emerging interests so that it is meaningful and relevant.

• Give all children the opportunity to experience success by using a wide variety of teaching approaches, as I am aware all children learn in different ways.

• Allow children’s natural curiosity to guide and direct their learning.

You will see me either in the office or out in the rooms spending time alongside the kaiako and tamariki. I look forward to getting to know you all.

Arohanui

Nardia Whiteman



Nardias personal teaching philosophy sits perfectly with our center philosophy and we are very excited to have her working with us at the center.



Take care Whanau

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