Our People - Inspiring Minds
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Our People

At Inspiring Minds, tamariki are assigned a primary care-giver to ensure that strong relationships are established and nurtured. The centre has three rooms consisting of up to 8 infants, 8 toddlers and 16 three – five year olds. There are two kaiako in each room ensuring quality care is maintained. All kaiako hold a current teacher registration and have many years experience.

meet

our team

kaye - owner
kaye - owner

Kaye works in the over threes. Kaye owns Inspiring Minds and works full time. She is a mother of five children and Nana Kaye Kaye to seven grandchildren, most of whom attend or have attended Inspiring Minds.

jaclyn - manager
jaclyn - manager

Jaclyn is the manager at Inspiring Minds and has been there since the centre opened. Jaclyn lives in Oromahoe with her partner Adam and their three children Logan, Dylan and Lane

justine - teacher
justine - teacher

Justine works in the infant room. Justine lives in Pakaraka with her partner Paul and their children Emily and Harry. They also have two Springer Spaniels, Toby and Cooper.

meisha - teacher
meisha - teacher

Meisha works in the over threes. She is originally from Canada and sailed around the pacific for 9 years with her Mum, Dad and sister until arriving in New Zealand. She now lives with her husband and their three children. Meisha has been an Early Childhood teacher since 2001 and has been at Inspiring Minds since it opened in 2012.

toni - teacher
toni - teacher

Toni works in the toddler room. Toni lives in Kerikeri and is married with three children and three amazing grandchildren. She has the pleasure of working in the toddler room. She is a dedicated and qualified early childhood teacher with a passion for children’s learning and care and has experience working in centres with children aged between 0-5 years.

jenna - teacher
jenna - teacher
Jenna lives in Kerikeri with her partner Ben and her son Franklin.  She is passionate about providing an environment of love, care, community and respect.  She looks forward to welcoming your child to this environment as their teacher here at Inspiring Minds.
Teresa - teacher
Teresa - teacher
Teresa comes from a whānau of seven being one of five sisters. She has two beautiful children Caleb and Madison and a loving fiancé Cohen. She loves spending time with her whānau at the beach, rivers, forests, paddocks and in the kitchen. She has learned and continues to learn just how amazing and capable children really are. She is committed to treating all those around her with love respect and kindness, creating an environment where you are accepted for all that you are and all that you come with.
hayley - teacher
hayley - teacher
brittney - volunteer
brittney - volunteer

Brittney volunteers at Inspiring Minds. She helps the teachers and the support staff three days per week. Brittney lives in Kerikeri with her mum and dad. She loves to spend time with her family and dog Chip.

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about inspiring minds

“Teachers who LOVE teaching, teach children to LOVE learning” Unknown