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Our Teachers

Our teachers are caring early childhood educators and undertake regular professional development to keep them abreast of emerging trends in our field. Meet our Teachers from our Ellerslie Village Centre.

  • Emma Hopkinson - Centre Manager

    Emma Hopkinson - Centre Manager
    Kia Ora, I am Emma Horne, the Centre Manager of Natural Steps Ellerslie Village. My husband and I are loving parents to our daughter Natalia and son Braxton. I hold a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have over 11 years experience in Early Childhood. I believe that quality in ECE is essential and are lucky to work with a team of teachers who hold the same belief. Together we work with families to provide the best possible education and care for children in our centre.

  • Christine Perry - Head Teacher Over 2 Villa

    Christine Perry - Head Teacher Over 2 Villa
    Kia ora, my name is Christine Perry and I am the Head Teacher in the Preschool Villa at Natural Steps Ellerslie Village. I have over 18 years experience in the Early Childhood field. I hold a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and I am dedicated with nurturing the young minds of children in my care. My passions include literacy and exploration through messy play and I enjoy weaving fun through the curriculum.

  • Natasha Wallace   - Head Teacher Infant and Toddler Villa

    Natasha Wallace - Head Teacher Infant and Toddler Villa
    Hi, my name is Natasha Wallace and I work at Natural Steps Ellerslie Village as the Head Teacher in the Infant and Toddler Villa. I hold a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and have over four years’ experience. My fiancé Shane and I are the parents of two wonderful children Me’a and Jacob. I am dedicated to providing a loving and nurturing environment for all children in my care.