Lower Hutt - Birch Street Centre team members
My name is Carol Milner and I work as part of the management team for Childhood Concepts. My husband Patariki and I live in Lower Hutt and have four grown –up children who all still live in the Wellington area.
I have worked for Childhood Concepts for several years but have over 25 years of experience in early childhood education beginning with playcentre. I have worked in both home-based and centre environments and as well as having a teaching degree I have recently completed a post-graduate Diploma of Education.
I passionately believe that for children to develop to their full potential they need to feel secure in their environment and have strong bonds with their kaiako (teachers). I have an ‘open-door’ policy to parents and whānau and appreciate any ideas, suggestions, comments you have to offer.
Hi, my name is Shannon.
I work as the centre manager. I have been with Childhood Concepts since 2009 and graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2011.
I am passionate about education and building the foundations for children’s life long learning.
My Name is Luisa and I have worked for Childhood Concepts for around two years.
I love working with the children and watching them learn and grow. They are so curious and open to the world.
I love answering their questions and am always interested in what to learn about next.
Kamusta and Mabuhay!
I am Rhodora Aquino, a qualified ECE teacher. I was born and raised from the Philippines and am married and have two teenage daughters. I worked for a Montessori Preschool for four years before joining Childhood Concepts in November 2013.
I believe that as an educator for young children it is essential that I also be a learner myself constantly seeking to improve in my approaches and strategies to assist children towards gaining their confidence and competence following their chosen interests.
Lower Hutt Staff - Teresa
Damy the Releiver at both centres