Our Team

Bright Futures has a team of over 60 Educarers who care and teach over 260 children across Hawke’s Bay.

They are well supported by our team of six Visiting Teachers, our Early Childhood Manager, Andrea Driver, an administration team and the wider Napier Family Centre.

Talk to a Visiting Teacher to find out more about Bright Futures and your options for childcare or browse our team of Educarers, their experience, qualifications and more.

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    Growing resilient children for today. – Andrea Driver

    Mental health in New Zealand is a topical issue —some may even say we have an epidemic of mental illness. Many New Zealand families are coping with multiple and complex everyday stress. Stress on families means stress on children. In today’s world all children face......

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    Hip Hopping across Hawke’s Bay !

      There’s a group of children that every week, around 10:30 start to get excited about their Wednesday. Ok, every day has some excitement in it for young minds, but on Wednesdays, to be precise, the children are all under 5s, and they are about......

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    Fruits and Vegetables for little tummies

    By Debbie Winton How many times do we ask ourselves, “how can I get my children to eat better”? Over the years of caring for my own four children and 8 years as an Educarer looking after many others, I have seen many common objections......

“Bright Futures childcare and learning is a service of Napier Family Centre, an award winning not for profit social service agency. Any surpluses we make go right back in, to help provide a better service to our local communities.”