Meet Margaret

Hi, my name is Margaret

Hi, my name is Margaret and I am located in Waipukurau.

I am a Level 4 Qualified Educarer and I have been with Bright Futures since July 2007.

I have two grown children and one grandson. I have been looking after children for 29 years and enjoy watching and supporting their growth and development on their way to their school years.

I believe in letting children choose their own play with guidance by me, which includes educational and fun experiences, playgroups and trips organised by our Visiting Teachers.

The children I care for have become part of my family while in my care and it is a pleasure when they come up to me after they have left my care and want to tell me everything they have done since I last saw them.


Messages from parents:

Margaret has been looking after our 3 year old daughter, Olivia, for almost a year now.

Olivia was very quick to settle in Margaret’s care and has formed a lovely bond with her. She really enjoys going to her house which is very much a home from home environment – allowing the children to feel comfortable in her care.

Olivia has also made some very good friends and often talks about Margaret, the other children and the activities they have all been doing and always looks forward to her next day there.

We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Margaret as an excellent caregiver, it definitely feels like the children in her care are part of her family and she provides a safe and happy home for them to learn and grow.

Louise and Mark.


Margaret has been caring for my now three year old son for two and a half years and there has not been a day that he didn’t go to Margaret’s without a smile.

Margaret provides an environment that is relaxed, loving, caring and fun. Besides her being great with the kids, she is also very accommodating and flexible when unexpected work commitments pop up.

All in all, Margaret is a top lady and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone to care for their child.

Danni Bagley.