We are proud of our team of dedicated teachers and support staff who are all passionate about teaching and learning.
Our Support Staff
Here at Country Kids I have a number of roles. I support our manager in finance and HR and enjoy my property management role. I am also employed as our cleaner and caretaker. Occasionally I help out as a teacher aide. Whether it is being in the playground, reading books or picking produce from the garden. I enjoy seeing our children grow in confidence and ability.
I was born and have lived all my life in Upper Moutere in a farming family – firstly growing tobacco, then raspberries along with sheep and cattle. After spending 15 years as a shearing contractor I settled back on the family farm along with my wife Anne. We have been blessed with three wonderful children.
I have a deep passion for Country Kids with a strong philosophical view that it takes a village to raise a child. I am deeply committed to the value of growing resilience and wellbeing in our children along with a deep desire for conservation and sustainability.
Anne handles the weekly enrolments for families, amongst a wide variety of other administrative tasks. At Country Kids we pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible. Anne’s here to help you, so please just ask!
What parents are saying about us!
Well my child is off to school and again I am so grateful for the fantastic environment of Country Kids. She has loved every minute of J4kids. You guys make so much difference to how our kids grow, develop and learn. Thanks heaps for the time my daughter has spent in your capable hands. Best wishes
Thank you so much for your wonderful care of our children over the last few years. They have very happy memories of their time here, and the special relationships made with their teachers, and the other children. We’ve always been so impressed with the fun, energy, and genuine interest and caring of our children. There is always a high level…READ MORE
To Country Kids Well this is the end of an era – about 6 years long. Our children have been through the doors and onto school well prepared. I know they have had the very best of care and help to prepare them for life at school – and beyond. Thanks so much for all your hard work, time and…READ MORE
To all the wonderful staff at Country Kids, You all have been AMAZING in helping our kids grow & learn & experience such great fun opportunities over the last 10 YEARS You are all AWESOME & ROCK! We will miss you all so much
To the wonderful staff at Country Kids, How do you say goodbye? But more importantly, how do you say thank you? Country Kids has played a significant part in the Early Childhood Years of our two girls. The growth and confidence we have observed of our girls has been priceless! We have enjoyed and loved everything about Country Kids from…READ MORE
Hello, my 4 year old (Jaylee) started Country Kids 2 weeks ago. Friends had told me about Country Kids “check out County kids, it’s amazing”, “the teachers are wonderful”, “the kids will love it”, so I knew Jaylee and I were in for a treat when we visited Country Kids. What I didn’t expect was the warm welcome we received…READ MORE