Ko Ruahine tōku Maunga
Ko Tuktukii tōku Awa
Ko Waipukurau tōku Kainga
Ko Hamish tōku tāne
Ko Jake rāua ko Cole āku tamariki
Ko Paterson tōku ingoa whānau
Ko Gaylene Hulena tōku ingoa
My name is Gaylene Hulena and I hold a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and full teacher’s registration. My journey in early childhood education began in 1996 when I started at Scallywaggs Childcare Centre now known as Scallywaggs Kindergarten and Care. Over the last 18 years I have obtained experience in working with children from birth to five as well as working with primary school aged children. During this time I have gained experience in various roles, taken on increased responsibilities as well as holding a position of Head Kaiako. This has enabled me to develop a strong knowledge of the early childhood curriculum, programme and planning, as well as the early childhood regulations.
My role as the Head Kaiako in Tots & Toddlers will allow me the opportunity to continue to further develop the passion that I have not only working with infants and young children but also with and alongside parents and whānau in developing strong relationships. You can email me at email@example.com
Amy is returning from maternity leave on the 14th June, 2021. We look forward to having her back.
Ko Te Mata te maunga
Ko Tukituki te awa
No Havelock North ahau
Kei Waipukurau tōku kainga
Ko Todd Painter tōku Matua
Ko Kate Painter tōku Whaea
Ko Nicholas White tōku tane
He kaiako ahau
Ko Amy Painter tōku ingoa
No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Kia ora, my name is Amy Painter I am 25 years old and was recently living and working in Havelock North. I have now moved to Waipukurau to live with my partner Nick, I graduated from Te Rito Maioha in the middle of 2018 with my Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). I have been working in ECE for the past 7 years and discovered I had a passion to work and learn alongside infants and toddlers. My weekends consist of being at dog shows or with my friends and family.
As a kaiako here in the Tots and Toddlers room I am committed to building strong and respectful relationships with the tamariki and their whanau and providing high quality care through setting up a rich and meaningful learning environment, where the tamariki feel free to explore and discover new interest and develop and grow in an environment that is welcoming, nurturing and understanding to their individual needs.
Hi my name is Shari Fletcher and I have lived in Waipukurau my whole life. I have two children Shayden & Leigha.
I am passionate about children being given the means and opportunity to explore and learn in a safe environment as they grow.
I believe a positive relationship between parents and teachers is paramount to the development of the child.
I look forward to continue my learning as part of the Tots & Toddlers team.
Ko Te Mata te Maunga
Ko Tuki Tuki te Awa
Nō Havelock North ahau
Kei Waipawa tōku kainga
Ko Dereck tōku Pāpā
Ko Andrea tōku Māmā
Ko Vanessa tōku tuakana
Ko Jena tōku teina
Ko Daniel tōku Tungāne
Ko Caitlin tōku ingoa
Kia ora whānau
My name is Caitlin Gregory, I have recently moved to Waipawa from Havelock North. I am currently in my final year of study towards a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). The last 3 years I was working in a centre in Napier. I found my passion for working with Infants and Toddlers and being an important part of their development and assisting them along their learning journey. I believe that having strong and respectful relationships with whānau is crucial. It helps the tamariki settle into their room and for myself and other kaiako to follow their interests/routines at home.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing squash both socially and competitively.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child/children.
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Ruahine ranges tōku/te Maunga
Ko Tukituki tōku/te Awa.
Ko Pourere beach tōku/te Moana
Nō Ongaonga, Central Hawkes Bay ahau
Ko Geoff Beachen tōku Matua/Pāpā.
Ko Jo Beachen tōku Whaea/Māmā.
Ko Milla toku tamāhine
Ko Cohan toku tama
Ko Claire Beachen tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
My name is Claire Beachen and I am excited to be joining the team at Tots Scallywags on June 1st.
I gained a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) in 2010 and as an early childhood professional I have worked with a range of age groups in a variety of settings school, kindergarten, playcentre, mixed aged, birth to two and two to three. However over the past six years I have been specialising in infant and toddler care in a variety of centres throughout the Hawkes Bay. I have a passion for infant and toddler care and am dedicated to providing the best care for our little ones that is based on their cues, needs and interests.
I have two of my own children Milla who is five and attends school and Cohan is three is has just started at Waipawa Kindergarten.
I am looking forward to working with a great group of teachers and building relationships with the tamariki and whanau here in the Tots.