Kia ora, my name is Glandre, but I’m better known as Gigi. My husband and I moved to this beautiful country 12 years ago, from South Africa, and chose to make New Zealand our home. We have since had two 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 socialise, teach responsibility, empathy and kindness. We have a couple of dogs, two cats, two adorable rats and three 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 for about eight years now. There are so many things to love about homebased childcare, the main reason for me is the one on one attention that I can provide a child with. I enjoy getting 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 are top on our list, along with using musical instruments. I can provide a wide range of activities such as reading books, puzzles, art, blocks, magnets, dress-ups/role-play and so much more.
I have a level 4 Open Polytechnic Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
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