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 of experience with tamariki of all ages, including those with special educational and medical needs. I hold a current First Aid Certificate, NZ Certificate in Early Child Education and Care (Level 4), Certificate in Teacher Aiding and have had Diabetic training.
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 great selection of toys to suit all ages. I offer different activities for the children, we are often out having adventures, some activities that we do include: free play, bush school, playdough, painting, story time, puzzles, arts and crafts, drawing, chalk fun, water play, ride on, slides, balancing activities, jumping in puddles, singing and dancing. I also offer a ready for a school program. I provide car seats, so no need to transfer yours out of your car.
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- NZ Certificate in Early Child Education and Care (Level 4)
- 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
Our son was with Mel full-time for 2.5 years and we are forever grateful for her involvement with our family. Mel provided a safe and loving environment for our son at 5 months old and developed an amazing relationship with him over the years. She has excellent resources and facilities to suit a variety of different ages. We really liked her own sense of adventure which she shared with the children in her caretaking them on regular outings. We liked that she shared an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Mel also provided excellent communication with us as parents, helping us to install values and routines with our son. We highly recommend her as a Home-Based Educator. We will miss you, Mel! – Roxane
We are so grateful to have found Mel’s and cannot recommend her enough! Mel is in a lovely, warm, and friendly environment and she does heaps of super cool learning activities and outings with the kids. I especially liked that Mel and I could link upon certain situations to make sure we were southern same things – for example, toilet training.
My son loved going to Mel’s and learned so much in his time there.
We will miss Mel’s so much. xx – Melissa