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 six grandchildren, most of whom attend Inspiring Minds.
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
Amy works in the infant room. Amy lives in Kerikeri with her husband Scott. Amy grew up in Mangawhai and moved to Kerikeri in 2015.
Justine works in the infant room. Justine lives in Pakaraka with her partner Paul and their daughter Emily. They also have two Springer Spaniels, Toby and Cooper.
Devon works in the toddler room. Devon moved to Kerikeri from Auckland when she was 4. She went to Kerikeri Primary School and then Kerikeri High School. I enjoy the outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends.
Toni works in the toddler room. Toni lives in Kerikeri and is married with three children and two 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.
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.
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.
I believe that children learn best when they feel their contribution is valued, that they are listened to and respected and that they have the time, space and opportunity to explore, create, make mistakes, problem solve, practice and most importantly have fun.
“Teachers who LOVE teaching, teach children to LOVE learning” Unknown