Meet the Bright Babes Team

Management

Jody has owned the centre since 2006 and works in the office to ensure all the administrative duties are taken care of. She has a passion for ensuring quality affordable childcare is available to all families. She is married with 3 teenage girls.

Paula is the Assistant Centre Manager and has been at the centre since 2010. Paula has a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Paula spends her time between teaching and admin work. She has two primary aged children.

Infants Room

Antoinette has been with Bright Babes since 2008. She has a Certificate inEarly Childhood Education and is our Primary Carer for our infants. Antoinetteis passionate about Primary Care and Respectful Relationships. She has two adult children.

Little Toddlers Room

Sheree has been with Bright Babes since 2012. She has her Diploma of Teaching (ECE) through Te Tari Puna o te Aotearoa and her Full Teacher
Registration. Sheree is Head Teacher for the Infants and Toddlers Building. She has four adult children and is a nana to six grandchildren.

Haylee has been working at Bright Babes since 2010. Haylee has worked in a variety of areas over the years but is well settled into Little Toddlers. Haylee is also the second carer for our infants.

Skyla works in both Little Toddlers and Before School Care. She comes to us from Taumarunui where her family current live. Skyla has been with the centre since 2015.

Big Toddlers Room

Stacey has her Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and has been working for Bright Babes since 2016. Stacey has her Full Teacher Registration. Stacey is also a mum to an infant boy and her primary-aged step son.

Raewyn has her Diploma of Teaching (ECE) through University of Waikato. She has 4 adult sons and 10 grandchildren. Raewyn has spent a bit of her life living in Australia and London. Raewyn has been with us since 2018.

Casey has been with Bright Babes since 2017. She has started some papers towards her Diploma of Teaching (ECE). We look forward to supporting her to complete this.

Preschool

Prasanthi has been with the centre since 2006. Prasanthi has a Masters in ECE from Sri Lanka and has completed a Graduated Diploma at Waikato University, and she has her Full Teacher Registration.

Kristina has been with the centre since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Education (ECE) from Auckland University and has her Full Teacher Registration. Kristina has two primary aged children. 

Jo has been working at Bright Babes 2012. She has her Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and her Full Registration. Jo has three adult sons and six grandchildren. Jo is also the Head Teacher for the Preschool room.

Luisa is currently in her third year of study towards her Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) with Wintec. She will graduate at the end of 2018. Luisa currently represents Waikato at Hockey.

Kindergarten 

Catherine has been working at Bright Babes since 2006. She has her Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and her Full Teacher Registration. Catherine is a mother of two adult children.

Donna has her Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and her Full Teacher Registration. She has been working for Bright Babes since 2012. Donna also works in our Before and After School Program. Donna has two adult children.

Centre Cook

Rita has been with Bright Babes since the beginning in 2006. Rita provides a full and nutritious meal service for the infant, toddler and preschool buildings. Rita has her Level 5 Food Handling and Safety Certificate. 

OSCAR (Out of School and Recreation) Programme

Skyla is a team member in two areas, the OSCAR Programme in the mornings and during the day in the Little Toddlers room. Skyla has been with the centre since 2015.

Paige has done some papers towards completing her Certificate in Out of School Care and Recreation to support her work at the programme. She hasbeen working for Bright Babes since 2016. Paige also has a Certificate in Early Childhood Health and Care.

Carla join in 2018. She is gaining experience and skills as she finishes offer her last school year. Carla enjoys being busy with the children playing ball games and other outdoor activities.

Centre Relievers

Here at Bright Babes we have our own relievers, Alida, Arti and Kym. They are all very experiences and have been relieving for our centre for quite some time.

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Contact Details

07 849 6780

Monday to Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm

1 Cullimore Street
Pukete, Hamilton

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