Hello! I'm Glandre but the children call me Gigi. I am 33 years old and a mother of two, Lilly-Anne who will be 8 this year, and Joshua, who will be turning 5 later this year. My husband and I made NZ our home 10 years ago. We are originally from South Africa.
We have 6 pets, because we just LOVE animals !! There are 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 adorable rats.
I have been doing homebased childcare for about 6 years now. The reason why I love and enjoy it so much is because the children get more one on one attention. They are cared for in a warm and loving home environment. It brings me much joy watching these little human beings grow, developing skills and most importantly, having heaps of fun whilst learning through play.
We go out often. Gym Gility is one of our favourite activities. On warmer days we go out on walks, exploring what our community has to offer, playgrounds, skate park, Gordon Spratt Reserve, feeding ducks and our favourite, fossil hunting ;-) Just to name a few !! We also make use of the Jemma's library, where the Tamariki get to choose books, puzzles and more. At home there is so much to do. Outside we have a lovely, big, fenced yard with an actual playground and a tramp. Inside there are endless opportunities for learning, dress-ups, puppets, blocks, puzzles, arts n crafts etc.
We are a fun, loving and sometimes loud and crazy bunch !! So if we sound like a possible fit for your family, please come and meet us !