Sonya Centre Manager/Head Teacher Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood
I am a passionate and dedicated Early Childhood Teacher. I value positive social relationships in a mixed aged centre. I believe that my role as a teacher is to support and work in partnership with families/whanau and community to provide positive learning outcomes for children.
Christine Registered Teacher Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood
I love to explore and research alongside children and believe they provide us with a special insight into the world. Children are competent and confident problem solvers and I enjoy helping them set their own goals and construct working theories about their world. I like to see children actively explore with all their senses both indoors and out.
Cooking has always been my passion and mixed with love, creating nourishing food for my own 3 young children. I have been able to deliver healthy food habits to my own table. Having great food choices ensures we are raising healthy and happy Otago Childcare tamariki. I am community focused along side being active with coaching sport and volunteering my time in Dunedin for various charities.
Gina Assistant Head Teacher Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood
During the last four years of teaching I have been a part of some amazing learning journeys. My passion is to make authentic relationships with children and whanau at Centre. I love to have fun and be inclusive of all.
Jayne Registered Teacher Diploma in Early Childhood Education
I have a passion for working with children of all ages and take great pride in providing high quality care and education for those in my care to promote happiness, health, learning and development. I strongly believe that teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning and it is a privilege to share in the discoveries children make in the world around them
Sharon Office Administrator
I have been working in various roles during my career. Most recently I have been involved in an administrator role for another community based organisation. I enjoy meeting people and working alongside families in the early childhood community.
Karen Registered Teacher Diploma in Early Childcare Education
I have nine years experience and I really enjoy being with the children, watching them grow and develop in our care. A wonderful part of being a teacher is having the privilege of being part of their lives and working together with families and whanau.
Donna Assistant Head Teacher Diploma in Teaching Early Childhood
Donna is currently on maternity leave, congratulations on the safe arrival of her baby boy. Kia ora koutou. I have 18 years teaching experience and have worked for Otago Childcare for 13 years. My passion is advocating for peaceful and respectful partnerships. I have a special interest in the world of infants and toddlers and in strengthening continuity between home and centre life.
OCC BUSINESS COLLABORATIONS OCC has collaborated with three businesses from within our community. It is so wonderful to be able to support our families businesses and in return obtain funds to buy resources for the tamariki. Please support these wonderful businesses.