Hi my name is Carol and I have been working at Bethlehem Community Pre-School since my own son came here in 2005. Since gaining a diploma from Waikato University I have enjoyed working with children and their families in various kindergartens. I particularly like our Pre-School because of the opportunity to partner with parents for the education and care of their children. I have also enjoyed the continuity of staff in this centre and feel privileged to work with such a fantastic team. I am happily married with two children. My interests are reading, when I can – cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Hi, my name is Donna I have a Bachelor in Education in Early Childhood and have been teaching at Bethlehem Community Pre-School since 2007. I feel privileged to work with such a great team in a warm, caring and safe environment. I love being able to be a part of watching and supporting young Children and their families as they learn and grow. Being creative and making things is one of my favourite things to do, i love crafts, knitting, sewing, zentangle and enjoy sharing these with the Children. I also enjoy walking, yoga and swimming. I am happily married and have 4 lovely adult children, I am also Nana to 10 amazing Grandchildren.
Hi my name is Cheryl. I have been involved with Early Childhood Education since my late teens and have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have taught in both kindergarten and daycare centres. I joined the team here at Bethlehem Community Pre-School in 2006, initially as a Relieving Teacher, but now hold a permanent part-time position. I most enjoy sharing art and creativity with children. I am married with two children. My interests include going to the gym, cake decorating and spending time with my dogs.
Kia Ora, my name is Toni. I am the Acting Head Teacher here at Pre-School. I have been a teacher for 20 years and have worked in daycare, kindergartens and Montessori environments. I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning degree and I thoroughly enjoy working alongside and with children scaffolding their interests and learning. I am excited to be a part of the Bethlehem Community Pre-School working closely with all the staff and families as well as supporting and extending children’s learning. I myself have three boys whom are now at Bethlehem School and Otumoetai Intermediate. I enjoy running, swimming and biking and taking my children for bush walks and bike rides.
Hi, my name is Jo and I am the Administrator here at Bethlehem Community Pre-School. I now have 2 amazing adult children who both attended here so I have been involved in this wonderful Pre-School since 2002, first as a parent and Committee member, then as the Administrator since 2005. My passion for children, being organised and working in a great team environment combine well in this rewarding job. Outside of Pre-school I enjoy socializing with my friends, walking, cooking, tennis and catching up with my family.