Our teachers are qualified in caring and teaching young children. We have a stable workforce with long standing staff. Teachers work diligently to create a challenging, nurturing environment for all children who attend Natural Steps.
Natural Steps Early Childhood Centre was founded in 2009 by Early Childhood teacher Maria Anstis, who has been in the education industry for 35 years.
Maria holds a nursing qualification, worked overseas as a nanny and has an early childhood teaching qualification. Her passion for best practice in early childhood development is based on extensive study, experience and an ongoing professional development with groups within New Zealand and worldwide. Natural Steps is a member of national and international childcare organizations and Maria attends and presents at national and international conferences.
As a mother of two children it has given her valuable insight from a parent's perspective. The Natural Steps philosophy has its roots based firmly in this commitment to developing the whole child with strong communications with parents.