Our educators

Our educators take on the primary one to one care which fosters that crucial dyad relationship.    Your Family becomes our Family


All of our educators have current First Aid Certificates and many have completed various levels of Early Childhood Education(ECE) training or equivalent.


Our educators have a regular schedule of professional development training and information sessions on a wide range of topics also access to our private Facebook chit chat group.



Hi! My name is Karina, I have been an educator since 2009 and I love every minute of it. I have a husband and 3 daughters. I have looked after many children during my time as an educator aged from 2 months to 5 years, my qualifications include a Certificate in Family Day Care: Level 3, current First Aid and I attend Professional learning courses. I love what I do and watching children grow and develop. I enjoy taking them out and about in the community, and watching their little faces shine with everyday learning. I have a warm, safe and relaxing environment with plenty of space to play

Michelle McLean

Kia 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


Hi, 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 fenced property for lots of play space inside and outside. I look forward to meeting you!


Kia 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.


Kia Ora! I have two children of my own 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.


Hello 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


Kia 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.


Hi, I'm Jen, I have two sons and a new baby boy. I have been with Busy Bodies since March 2015 and have my Certificate in Early Childhood Practice (Level 4). I provide a safe and nurturing environment with plenty of space for play and learning experiences. I enjoy watching children grow and develop. Being part of this important stage of their life is what makes me so passionate about my job. I look forward to inviting you into my home.


Hi my name is Alisa, This is a job that has always appealed to me as I get to work with children while also spending time with my own children. I have a fully fenced section with spacious indoor play area, great indoor, outdoor flow, gardens, and chickens to feed. At home we do activities including arts and crafts, baking, reading, construction, and activities suited to your child’s passions. We also make full use of playgroups, the library, museum, drop-in-gym, parks, and as appropriate attend cultural events. I look forward to meeting both you


Hi I’m Kerrie! I am a qualified Early Childhood teacher who has worked in home based and centre based settings for the past 17 years and I am very passionate about quality care and education during the early years. I have one school aged child of my own who also enjoys having children in our home. I have a warm house and a large fully fenced back yard and playroom with a variety of resources for all ages. I very much enjoy everything about home based care I am always willing to accommodate to your needs and aspirations for your children and offer a fun, consistent and nurturing environment.
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