Hi, my name is Tash, but my care children call me Aunty Tash as I believe that when I am supporting, teaching, and caring for children I am also doing this for their family, and we become one big care whanau. My home is full of love and laughter which is only heightened when my 3 school-aged children return home and join in the fun and learning.
Relationships are very important to me as I believe these are skills that children develop from a very young age and will set them up to be lifelong learners. Creating a connection and a relationship where children and families feel comfortable and feel they belong within my service is a priority for me, which is why I enjoy meeting new people.
I believe in encouraging children and giving them time and a creative space to be themselves is essential for learning and allowing children to express their feels. I am a very creative person myself and as such will always have more than one learning experience available for children where they can be expressive. I also strongly believe in children leading their own learn and I enjoy supporting this by encouraging them to share their ideas with myself and others and providing them with a wide range of resources.
Learning about the wider world around us is also very important, which is why I join in all Kids at Home events such as playgroup, gymnastics, nature walks, and other special events. I also take my care children once a week to a local music group and will often have playdates with other Educators where our children are able to socialize with others and learn from each other.
I teach and care for children through kindness, empathy, and reliability. Creating a home away from home environment that is warm, safe, and supportive.
I look forward to meeting you and your family.