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 Laresa, After 4 wonderful years of my son being with Busy Bodies, I have the exciting opportunity to join this organisation as an educator. My background training was a degree in Psychology. Being a mum, my passion is children - where my practices are treating all children in my home with care, respect, love and time. I take great pride in having my home filled with the sounds of giggles and laughter, which I believe is the best environment for children to thrive.


Hi I’m Emma, I have been an educator since January 2013 and love it! I’m married with two wonderful school aged daughters. I really enjoy working with children and their families and feel it’s such a special role to support and guide children. I offer children a safe, clean and loving environment where they can explore and experiment with all life has to offer them while still being taught boundaries and routines. We enjoy weekly outings to the library, beach and parks as well as playgroups. I look forward to meeting you and welcome you and your family to be a part of ours, its great fun!


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 you both.


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.


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.


Hi, I’ve been an Educator since 2008. I have 2 grown children. My training includes a Certificate in Early Childhood Education level 4, 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 with lots of play space inside and outside. I look forward to meeting you!


Kia ora, ko Michelle tōku ingoa. I've been with Busy Bodies since 2011, I'm qualified with my level 4 certificate and love what I do. I offer a warm whare with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, flexible hours, outings and learning stories, I use English and Te reo Māori every day and have a basic knowledge of NZSL.


Hi! My name's Karina, I've been an educator since 2009 and I love every minute of it. 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 Early childhood education level 4, 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.