Most of the Busy Bodies educators are situated in Invercargill but we also have a educator network in Te Anau.
All of our educators have current First Aid Certificates and many have completed various levels of Early Childhood Education(ECE) training or equivalent.
There is a regular schedule of professional development sessions for all our educators covering a range of topics such as children’s health, nutrition, arts & crafts, development stages, music and movement, books & reading to name a few.
KirstyKia Ora, I am into my third year with Busy Bodies I find it very rewarding.
This is a new career path for me, I re- trained in ECE when my daughter was 2 and now have a Diploma in ECE. While training I gained experience at the local Childcare and worked as a student teacher at Kindergarten. I really enjoy having children in my home as they become such a part of the whanau/ family hub
KarinaHi! My name is Karina, I've been an educator for 8 years now and have loved every minute of it. I have a husband and 3 school aged daughters. I have looked after many children during my time as an educator from aged 2 months to 5 years, my training includes a Cert in Family Day Care: Level 3, current First Aid and attend Professional Develop Courses. I love what I do, watching children grow and develop. I enjoy taking them out and about in the environment, and watching there little face shine with everyday learning. I have a warm, safe and relaxing environment with plenty of space to play.
Michelle McLeanKia ora I'm Michelle, I have a fantastic blended family; with 4 children (ranging from 7 to 23 years). I've been with Busy Bodies since 2011 and love every minute of it! I understand how hard it can be to find care for your children, especially if you start work really early; so I'm more that happy to help in that area. I will provide small group experiences and larger group experiences in which your child can play and make friends. I offer a warm, safe and homely environment with regular outings
LizHi, I’ve been an Educator since 2008. I have 2 school aged children. My training includes a Cert in Family Day Care: Caregiver Level 3, plus ongoing professional development workshops. I love my job and enjoy assisting children in their learning through play and exploration. We go on regular outings in the community. I have a well property with lots of play space inside and out.
PetrinaKia Ora! I live in rural surroundings with my daughter Kyah, I also have two adult sons. I have a National Certificate in Social Work and am currently working towards a Degree in Social & Community Work. I believe children should be in a safe nurturing environment where they can learn personal, emotional and cognitive development. My spare time is spent enjoying my family.
ChloeKia Ora! I have a 5 yr old daughter and love working with pre-schoolers and seeing their little personalities emerge as they develop. I have completed my Cert in Early Childhood Practice (Level 4). We go to regular activities and extra outings like nature walks, playground and the library.I believe that children of all ages need a warm, nurturing carer and stimulating environment.
GillianHello My name is Gillian and I have been working with Busy Bodies Childcare since the start of 2012. I live in the Grasmere area with my two teenage daughters. Raising them has taught me a lot about child development and learning. I feel very privileged to be such an important and influential part of the lives of the children in my care and I enjoy watching them grow and develop within their stages of learning. I provide a safe and welcoming environment and we enjoy regular outings
MichelleKia ora! I’ve been an educator for 3 years. I enjoy working in my home with preschoolers watching their personalities develop. We go on regular outings to playgroup, parks, drop in gym, bush walks and trips to the museum. We have a well-fenced property with lots of fun play space outside. I enjoy attending professional development workshops and courses throughout the year.
KellyKia Ora my name is Kelly and I have been working for Busy Bodies since 2015. I have two teenage children, a boy and a girl. Who can say they love their job? I can!! I love watching young children develop and watch as their confidence grows. We enjoy going out to playgroups, chipmunks, the gym and other little excursions. I have a warm, safe and relaxing environment with lots of room both inside and out for play and exploration.
Leanne ColvinHi my name is Leanne, I have been working for Busy Bodies since 2015. I have previously worked in a early childhood centre environment for the last four years and am half way through my degree to be a qualified early childhood teacher. I am really excited to be able to provide education and care for children within my home environment. I will provide a safe, warm and nurturing learning environment for your children.