ABOUT US

Our beautiful Centre is divided between 3 rooms each focused on the particular stage of development of your child..  Each room is led by experienced supervisors who ensure that your child receives the best possible care and education that we can provide.

Magic Garden follows Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, we are strongly influenced by the philosophy and practices of Reggio Emilia and the practices of Magda Gerber/RIE.  These approaches support the valuing of relationships, the use of collaboration, having the environment as the third teacher, encouraging parental involvement, maintaining documentation of children’s learning, having an emergent curriculum, and encouraging the child as a self-initiated learner.

 

OUR  AMAZING STAFF

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LEADERSHIP

NIKKI RIEVE

Centre Manager

  • Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood

  • Early Childhood Teacher Registration

  • Full Practising Certificate

  • Professional Childcare Certificate

  • First Aid Certificate

ADRIENNE THOMPSON

Pedagogical Leader

  • Diploma of Teaching

  • Early Childhood Teacher Registration

  • Full Practicing Certificate

  • Pedagogical Leader

  • First Aid Certificate

ROOM LEADERS

OVER 3'S

SUPERVISOR

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ADRIENNE HOOKEY

  • Diploma of Teaching

  • Full Practicing Certificate

  • First Aid Certificate

OVER 2'S

SUPERVISOR

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ANNELIESE FREELAND

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)

  • Full Practicing Certificate

  • First Aid Certificate

INFANTS

SUPERVISOR

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NICKY WORDSWORTH

  • B Ed (Teaching ECE)

  • Nursery Nurse (2 Year English EC Qualification)

  • Early Childhood Teacher Registration

  • Full Practising Certificate

  • RIE I Fundamentals: Theory and Observation Course

  • First Aid Certificate

CENTRE OWNERS

JO & PAUL BLAIR

Jo has a Post graduate diploma in teaching (early childhood)