Preschool: 379 7590 - Littlies: 379 7699 admin@cartertonpreschool.co.nz

Preschool Team

Lynette Hunter

Lynette Hunter

Manager

Lynette is the Manager of both Preschool and Littlies.

As a teacher Lynette’s passion is literature and she is able to engage children in the wonderful worlds stories open up.

Lynette also enjoys teaching children through her interest in the Ukulele.

Melissa Hutchings

Melissa Hutchings

Team Leader

Melissa is our Team leader and has been a teacher at Carterton Preschool since it opened in 2008.

Melissa loves encouraging children to use their imaginations through art, construction and dramatic play experiences.

Jessica De Menech

Jessica De Menech

Assistant Team Leader

Jessica has been teaching at Preschool since 2010 and is very passionate about leading our bi-cultural journey at Preschool.

Jessica enjoys reading Māori legends and teaching our children new waiata and action songs at mat times.

Donna Hewison

Donna Hewison

Teacher

Beginning September 2015, Donna is covering Megan’s position while she is on Maternity leave for 12 months

Donna is a trained Karitane Nurse and has a Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has recently been working in a Kindergarten.

Donna is looking forward to working in a different environment where she can continue to nurture children’s learning and development through creative exploration. She enjoys providing experiences that extend children’s imagination.

Roger Bruere

Roger Bruere

Teacher

Roger has been teaching at Preschool since 2013. He enjoys working on projects with our children and strongly believes in children being involved in the planning process.

Roger also enjoys working in the Preschool garden and providing different experiences for children in this area.

Carey Morris

Carey Morris

Teacher

Carey has been a teacher at Preschool since 2013. She loves encouraging children to use their imaginations through dramatic play, and has a passion for providing children with real life props to extend their dramatic play experiences.

Carey strongly believes in children learning through free play and providing experiences based on children’s interests to extend their learning.

Serena Roberts

Serena Roberts

Teacher

Serena has been a part time Teacher and Reliever at Preschool since June 2013.

She is a qualified and registered Secondary Science Teacher and has recently started 3 full days per week.

Serena really enjoys this age group and is planning to study for a Post Graduate early childhood Degree.

Jannine Atkinson

Jannine Atkinson

Domestic Support & Assistant Teacher

Jannine has been with us since January 2015. She is responsible for the kitchen two days a week as well as covering for teachers when required.

Jannine is extremely organised and efficient making sure the kitchen is run smoothly and meeting the needs of the children. She is very good at keeping track of food that needs to be heated, and ensuring yoghurts and other food in the fridge are available for specific children.

Jannine has a young family and has been involved with Kiddie Gym in Carterton for many years consequently she knows most of the children and families at Preschool. She has a very calm friendly manner which is appreciated by us all. Jannine has expressed an interest in training “one day” so watch this space!

Lanya Keegan

Lanya Keegan

Domestic Support & Assistant Teacher

Lanya has been with us since November 2012. She’s responsible for the kitchen three days a week and covers for Teachers when necessary.

Lanya is extremely organised and efficient, making sure the kitchen runs smoothly and is meeting the needs of the children.

The morning teas she prepares are wholesome and nutritious with good variety. Lanya is also responsible for the grocery shopping and the cleaning supplies.

Lanya also enjoys working with the children when she covers a teacher’s lunch break or leave.