Our teachers are caring qualified teachers who provide opportunities for all children’s learning needs to be met. Children’s ideas are valued, their creativity to be inspired and interests to be supported. Our teachers work alongside your child in their play and skillfully extend and stimulate children’s thinking.
We have a stable workforce with long standing staff. They work diligently to create a challenging, nurturing environment for all children that attend Natural Steps.
Trained in caring for infants, we embrace The Pikler Approach which is based on a respectful relationship between an adult and infant, through choreographed tender care moments, that are enjoyable and unhurried. Older children experience teachers who a inspired by the Reggie Emilia Approach.
Supported by management and a robust appraisal system teachers are constantly evaluating their practice and seeking improvement to improve children’s learning outcomes.
Our teachers are supported by the owner, Maria Anstis (DipTchg(ECE)) and Regional Manager, Tiffany Sutherland (B.A.Ed GradDipBus).
Imogen McBeth (B.Ed (ECE)) - Manager
Anne McMillan (Grad DipTchg (ECE)) - Head Teacher Wahanui Room (Preschoolers)
Terrese Garnett (B.Ed (ECE))- Head Teacher Kina Room (Toddlers)
Kristin Kemp (B.Ed (ECE)) - Head Teacher Pipi Room (Infants)