Centre Manager | Diploma of Teaching ECE
Living in magical Mangawhai for the last 18 years, I have enjoyed all that Mangawhai has to offer. Originally, moving from New Plymouth in Taranaki, where the mountain was at the doorstep, to the endless summer in the north has enhanced my family’s interest in making the most of beach life experiences.
In recent years, I have been able to travel more to a few places around the world. I would love to continue exploring more, hopefully in the not too distant future.
The words, community, aroha, tamariki stand out to me as an early childhood teacher. The connections we make are life-long and therefore are a big part of what I am passionate about. Building relationships, and making strong connections with the community in a loving, caring, respectful environment. This then gives our tamariki meaningful experiences to take with them on their learning journey with plenty of laughter, aroha, and confidence in themselves. I always feel so privileged to be able to work with and alongside tamariki and whanau within our fast-growing community at BeforeSix.
Team Leader | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
My name is Sarah O’Regan. I am the team leader in the Kauri room. I am a fully registered teacher and have been working in the early childhood sector for over 10 years. I have 2 beautiful children of my own, aged 5 and 14 and my whanau and I have recently moved from Auckland to Waipu in pursuit of the small town, community focused lifestyle. Working closely alongside tamariki and their whanau is my absolute passion, and I strive to provide high quality care and education for all children within our early childcare setting.
Teacher | Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Teacher | Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Hello, I’m Jude, I’m a qualified and registered early childhood teacher. I have been working at Before Six for the past few years and have around 20 years of teaching experience. I am passionate about establishing strong connections with the tamariki and love working alongside children with special needs. I was born in Holland and have two young children myself.
Ko Erin taku Ingoa, Ko Ngapuhi toku Iwi, Ko Ngati Kahu ki Whaingaroa toku Hapu.
My name is Erin and I have made the move to Magical Mangawhai from the Far North. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 11 years, and graduated with my Bachelor of Education in 2016.
I love working with nga tamariki, especially infants and toddlers. My philosophy is firmly grounded in the belief that relationships are at the heart of all learning. I love living in coastal communities, and thrive off being in or near the water, be it the Moana or a beautiful Awa.
I love to dance and sing and be silly, and I try to bring that into my teaching as much as possible.
Team Leader | Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
Ko Shelley toku ingoa
Chelsea has lived in Mangawhai since the age of ten, but her whanau have been visiting here since she was born. Chelsea attended Mangawhai Beach and Rodney College schools and you may have seen her at various jobs so far throughout her career. She loves being a part of children's learning and socializing development, but also watching them grow into incredible individuals. Chelsea started part-time relieving for us last year and has now permanently joined the team.
Hi, I have been working at BeforeSix since the beginning of 2021. I am currently studying to become qualified as an early childhood teacher. I enjoy growing studying and growing my range of skills. The uniqueness of each child is so special and it is a joy to watch each of them grow and develop into happy and confident individuals.
My family moved to Mangawhai in 2011, we have four children who love living in the area as there are so many places to explore. It is such a lovely place to raise a family.
My name is Claire. I have lived in Magical Mangawhai for the last 13 years. I have 2 amazing children (that I suspect have superpowers), aged 5 and 7, a wonderful partner, a 13yr old Jack Russel, 5 fish and an ever-growing number of house plants. I have a passion for photography and I love creating new and exciting art and craft activities.
Kia ora, my name is Julie Corke. I have recently moved from Auckland to Mangawhai and absolutely love it up here. I have three children and five grandchildren with another on the way. I have been working in ECE for many years and thoroughly enjoy it. I am passionate about supporting tamariki in their learning and creating a calm and positive environment.