Hi, my name is Chris and I am located in Waipukurau.
I am a Level 4 Qualified Educarer and I have been with Bright Futures since July 2009.
My interest in caring for children began over 25 years ago after helping out a neighbour who needed someone they could trust to look after their child upon returning to work. My own family commitments and working for the hospital and RSA took me away from childcare for a while but I quickly realised how much I love to care and nurture children and help parents who have to work.
We have lots of cuddles, kisses and laughter. If a child is upset I will see it from their point of view, calm them down and find out the problem. I am big on sharing and I find that children respond well to good boundaries because they feel loved and cared for. We are out and about a lot, enjoying the community’s activities so the children have fun and feel a strong sense of belonging which sets them up well for starting school.
Skills like writing their names and sitting together for lunch are types of routines that help children adjust readily to school life.