Kia ora, my name is Glandre, but I’m better known as Gigi. My husband and I have moved to this beautiful country in 2007, from South Africa, and chose to make New Zealand our home. We have since had 2 children, Lilly-Anne, and Joshua.. We are a family that just loves animals. I feel growing up with pets is so beneficial to every child’s learning journey. Pets can help them socialize, teach responsibility, empathy and kindness. We have a couple of dogs, 2 cats, 2 adorable rats and 3 cute guinea pigs.
As a family we love being active and outdoors, hiking, going on bushwalks, exploring what our beautiful country has to offer.
I have been doing homebased childcare since 2011. There’s so many things to love about homebased childcare, the main reason for me is the one on one attention that I am able to provide a child with. I am able to really get to know the child, what their interests are and how to engage with them on a more educational, yet fun, level.
We love going on walks within our community, whether it’s playgrounds or exciting treasure hunts, there is always so much to learn whilst having fun. We frequently visit Tumble Time at Baypark, where the children can socialise with others, explore different equipment and develop their physical development. We attend regular playgroups too, whether it’s through Jemma’s, or an outing to the retirement villages.
When at home, we love music !! Dancing and singing is top on our list, along with using musical instruments. I am able to provide a wide range of activities such as reading books, puzzles, art, blocks, magnets, dress-ups/role-play and so much more.
We are a fun, loving and sometimes loud and crazy bunch!! If we sound like a good fit, we would love to meet you and your family xx
Days of Week Available:
Monday to Friday also offers pick up from Papamoa
NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4