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Educator Profiles


            Carolyn Jones

Carolyn is a North Canterbury lady who offers care and education for children in her lovely home in central Rangiora. 

Carolyn has a level four National Certificate in Early Childhood, a current first aid and undertakes professsional learning development thorughout the year. This ensures Carolyn is providing a well rounded learning environment for all children in her care. 

Carolyn originally became an Educator with the plan of caring for other children until her daughter started school. She has met so many lovely children and families over the years and the time has flown by. 21 years later Carolyn is still enjoying working with young children. She believes the rewards are numerous and there is nothing better than seeing a child happy and settled. Carolyn has found that having small groups of up to four children enables a strong secure attachment to be formed which ensures every child feels safe, nurtured and loved. 

Carolyn looks forward to meeting you and your child soon. 

                Donna Matthews

Donna is another highly experienced homebased Educator who lives on the West side of central Rangiora. Donna has been providing quality homebased education and care for local children for the last 16 years. 

Donna has a Level four National Certificate in early childhood education, a current first aid and consistently attends professional learning development throughout the year. 

Donna is married and has a 17 year old daughter, a 16 year old son and two British shorthair cats. 

Donna's open plan home has a fully fenced secure outdoor area which offers children lots of opportunities for physical play. Gardening, arts and crafts, baking, visiting playgroup, music and movement, story time at the local library, and feeding the ducks are just a few of the experiences Donna provides for the children. Donna is passionate about homebased care and education as she believes it offers her optimal opportunities to form a close bond with all of the children in her care. 

A testimony from one of Donna's families states "there are not enough words to describe our gratitude for all you have done for 'X' and our family, you have helped 'X' develop the skills she needed in order to be ready for school". 

Donna looks forward to meeting you explaining more in depth what she can offer your child. 


Tania Mulder

Kia ora, my name is Tarn and I have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. I have been a homebased Educator for 20 years. 

I decided to become an Educator so that my passion and knowledge to learn each childs interests and learning will be fostered into fun learning for them. I have a massive passion and enthsiasm for children and I love the excitment of children. I like to devote my own parenting knowledge and experience by nurturing them to feel protected, respected and loved. 

I am passionate about preschool children and I love being involved in their learning. I love the excitement and enthusiasm that children have and enjoy watching them develop their confidence in learning and trying new things. 

I get pleasure from managing and educating children according to their individual needs based on their physical and intellectual strengths by providing positive guidance and a variety of activities and experiences. I am passionate about parenting and want to extend what skills I have to developing my children's successes so that they become competent and confident learners. My desire is to share and execute my attributes and gifts of my training and educational inspirations.

My strengths are in crafts and I especially love paper mache and all other forms of messy play. Baking is my favourite experience with children as they learn several skills and use a variety of learning  tools that can prepare them for life. 

The nurturing of a child is the key for them to feel attached and settled, and they then have a sense of well-being and belonging in the community. 





            Emily Bosworth     

Hi, I am Emily and I hold a level 5 cerificate in early childhood education and care.

I have had over 27 years experience working with children in all areas including babysitting, nannying, working in Preschools, teacher aiding, running holiday programmes, children's camps, homebased care as well as being a Mum.

My home environment is calm, caring, kind, loving, well resourced, clean and orderly. I believe in good routines for the children. I believe children learn through play and play is the tool for learning. I have a very well resourced playroom and a fantastic outdoor space.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our family.