Vicki Pickles - Centre Manager
Hi I’m Vicki Pickles the Centre Manager for Natural Steps Albany and Director and a shareholder of Natural Steps ALBANY. I am married with 2 children.
I was born in the U.K. and have lived in NZ for 15 years. I have over 20 years’ experience caring for young children and their families and I have my ECE Diploma from New Zealand and the U.K.
I am very excited about this role as I am extremely passionate about the care and education that is given to our children. I believe that building relationships, being respectful and considerate with children and their families is fundamental to a child’s positive development.
Fay Te Waa - 2IC and Head Teacher Nursery
Kia Ora, my name is Fay Te Waa.
I have been an Early Childhood Teacher for nearly 15 years. My passion lies with the babies, where I love to build relationships and to care and nurture the very precious wee people I have the privilege to be caring for. I am married and have 4 adult children and numerous mokopuna(grandchildren) I love to promote the idea of primary care and the REI philosophy, which is why I am part of the incredible team here at Natural Steps, Albany.
Anne McMillan - Head Teacher Preschool
Kia Ora, I have been working in ECE for over twenty years in various roles. I completed my Post-Graduate Diploma in ECE in 2011, and since then I have been working in various centres in Rotorua as Head Teacher and Centre Manager. I have also worked in the IT industry for many years as a Systems Architect and Company Director.
In ECE my passion is to develop a sense of wonder and delight in the world through the outdoor environment and through the stories and myths of the many different cultures in the centres that I work in. I believe every child can develop a love for lifelong learning. I am married with two adult children.
Sharon Liang - Head Teacher Toddler 2
Hi, I'm Sharon and I'm the Head Teacher of Toddler Two. I am married with 2 children. I have many years experience, hold a Bachelor in Teaching (ECE) and full teacher registration.