Qualified Teacher

Kia ora koutou, my name is Melissa Carley and I am a qualified and registered early childhood teacher. I am so excited to be joining the Bloom whanau and having the opportunity to work alongside a passionate and experienced team.
I was born in Auckland but grew up in a small town called Thames. I have spent the last 13 years living in Hamilton where I completed all of my studies and worked as a lead teacher. I recently did a short stint living in London and nannying three young children. Unfortunately due to the world pandemic Covid19, I chose to return to New Zealand and start fresh here in Papamoa.
I am a big believer of respectful practice and ensure that this is adhered to throughout each day. I follow a nurturing approach to teaching, based on love and kindness. I love helping children be creative and curious, develop self help skills and explore the world around them through problem solving.
For most of my teaching career I have worked alongside infants and toddlers and this is the age I am most passionate about.
I am looking forward to working with families as partners in their child’s learning and development.