Mel W
Victoria Breckon

Mel W

Taharua, Taupo

Kia ora, my name is Mel and I am an Educator with Kids at Home. I'm a mum of 2 amazing teen boys,  I have over 10 years experience with tamariki of all ages, including those with special educational and medical needs. I hold a current First Aid Certificate, Certificate in Teacher Aiding and have had Diabetic training.  Currently I am doing my Level 4 in ECE via Open Polytechnic.

My home is situated in the Taharua area of Taupo, the property is fully fenced, with a great section for children to play outside. My playroom is warm, sunny and smoke free. I have a geat selection of children's toys to suit all ages. I offer different activities for the children, some of the activities include,  free play, playdough, painting, story time, puzzles, arts and crafts, drawing, chalk fun, water play, rideons, slides, balancing activities, balls. Weekly we go on trips outside the home either in the pram or car. I provide carseats, so no need to transfer yours out of your car.

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  • First Aid Certificate
  • Diabetic Training
  • Certificate in Teacher Aiding


Mel has had our then 4 year old in her care from opening until he left for school. She provides a safe, caring, nurturing environment and caters for each child's independent educational needs depending on their age/journey. Our son was always excited to be left with Mel and obviously felt safe and loved there which was a big indicator of success for us. He still talks of Mel and we would happily continue to have him there in the holidays. We were very lucky to have Mel as part of our "village" 😘   - Emily Walker 

My Daughter, had a fab time at Mel's house as an alternate educator due to her regular educator being away. Lots of interactive play and fun to be had a Mel's house!  -   Jolie Swinbanks 

I've had Mel as an alt care for my daughter and in the school holidays for my boy who's 5. can't recommend Mel enough both my kids adore her and always have so much fun with her. she always has fun and educational activities for the kids and takes them out on adventures which all the kids love. Her set up at home is great with a excellent indoor out door flow. she is always one of my fav carers 🤗  -   Tashy Thomas

Mel is friendly and fun with the kids, often out on adventures, and plenty of things to play with at the home. My son loved it! - Karen Mcnaughton 




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