Our People

Our Bright Futures Educarers are supported by a team of registered and qualified Early Childhood Teachers, our Bright Futures Manager and the wider team of Napier Family Centre.

Visiting Teachers regularly visit Educarer homes where we will discuss your child’s learning and development and look for ways to include this into the daily programme. Our Visiting Teachers support your choice of Educarer by leading the selection process.

Our Visiting Teachers are:

Vicki Robertson

Visiting Teacher, Napier

Vicki has worked in early childhood for over 15 years including childcare centres and home-based care. Vicki was awarded her Early Childhood Diploma in 2000 and has her Teacher Registration.

Vicki visits the children and the Educarers at least every month, keeps parents and Educarers informed and answers any questions they may have, organises group outings.

What she loves about children: “They keep me young – if I didn’t do this I certainly wouldn’t be sliding down slides, rolling down hills or dancing to children’s music!”

What she loves about Bright Futures: “We all genuinely love what we do & I can see how that shines through to the children.”

 

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Darryl Fisher

Visiting Teacher, Napier

Darryl is a fully registered Teacher, holding a Diploma of Teaching (ECE). Darryl has worked in early childhood education for 25 years, in various roles including supervisor in an ECE centre, PAFT (Parents as First Teachers) Educator and as visiting teacher for homebased childcare.

Darryl visits the children and Educarers each month ensuring children experience a learning environment where play is valued and extended within a nurturing supportive setting.

“I enjoy seeing children become confident capable learners who believe in their ability to succeed and attempt new challenges.”

“Educarers provide a wonderful environment where the child’s independence and creativity is nurtured and encouraged.”

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Paloma Samu

Visiting Teacher, Hastings

Bachelor of Education (Teaching); Diploma of Teaching (ECE); Supervisor childcare centre.

Paloma visits the children and the Educarers at least every month, keeps parents and Educarers informed, provides resources and answers any questions they may have, organises group outings.

“The children in our care are spontaneous, happy and care-free.”

“I love being a part of an organisation that builds strongly around positive working relationships with the Educarers and their children.”

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Corina Chamberlain

Visiting Teacher, CHB

I am a qualified registered Teacher holding a diploma of teaching (ECE), and Bachelor of Teaching(ECE). I have worked in the early childhood profession for many years and have wide experience working with infants through to school age children.

I believe all children are unique individuals who bring with them their strengths, talents and a natural sense of wonder and curiosity. As a visiting teacher I am committed to building and maintaining relationships with all those in our learning community. I believe that relationships are a source of learning, empowerment and identity for children, their families and whanau.

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Marieta Enticott

Visiting Teacher, CHB

I am a fully registered Teacher, Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and have many years of experience teaching . I was also an Educator and Coordinator of the Parents as First Teachers (PAFT) programme for nine years; six of those years with Napier Kindergarten Association coordinating this parent support programme with a high focus on early childhood education in Napier, Hastings and Waipukurau.

I believe that establishing relationships of trust, care and respect (through reciprocal communication) with children and their parents /whᾱnau and Educarers will build a strong foundation within the physical environment for children to learn and develop intellectually, physically and socially.

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Sarah Donovan

Visiting Teacher, Hastings

More info to follow

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Our Visiting Teachers are led by our Manager Anne-Marie Jordaan and supported by our Administration and Finance team at Napier Family Centre:

Anne-Marie Jordaan

Bright Futures Manager 

More info to follow

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Hellene

Bright Futures Administrator

“Bright Futures has such a positive energy around it. The Educarers go the extra mile for the children, and the office team do as much as they can to assist families. We all want to do our best to support our community – this makes for a great service.”

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Jenny

Bright Futures Administrator

“It is actually a very easy environment to work in – we take a very practical approach to administration so there is no need for anyone to feel bogged down by it.”

“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.”