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Charmaine McMenamin
Educarer, Qualified Early Childhood Teacher

Welcome Bay, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Hi, I'm Charmaine...Mama of 4 and Grandma of 5. I have always loved being with young children, and feel that my life has purpose when I work closely alongside families to love and nurture their precious children. I believe that children of all ages are capable and competent human beings who have the right to be respected and cared for by kind and loving adults. Each child is unique and special and I feel privileged to be entrusted with their care. I believe that children want to learn, are naturally curious and need a safe, challenging, stimulating, rich learning environment. Children thrive when they have space to play both indoors and out, with unhurried time in which to learn and grow. I value being able to co-create the curriculum with children by spending time with them, and by listening, talking and wondering together. I provide children with a wide range of quality resources and experiences and then look for the silver thread of their particular interest. I then use this interest as a spark to support them to learn and grow in many more ways. We love to get out into our community and meet regularly with our home-based friends, and socialise together in the wider world. We PLAY and HAVE FUN!

He taonga te mokopuna. Kia whᾱngaia,
kia tipu, kia rea.


A child is a treasure, to be nurtured,
to grow, to flourish.





Te Waariki 2019

Courses I have finished

  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)

Activities I provide

  • Creators Playgroup – Fri morning
  • Bus trips to the Library
  • Monthly Creators trips.
  • Outings that support the children’s interests.
  • Playdates at each others’ homes, Tumbletime
  • Songs and Stories on the Hill (Lighthouse Church) - Wed morning
  • We celebrate birthdays and milestones, have morning tea together
  • We regularly meet other homebased friends at parks and playgrounds
Day Hours Spaces
Monday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 1
Tuesday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 1
Wednesday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 1
Thursday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 1
Friday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 0
Office details
Region Bay of Plenty
Office Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Phone 0800 273 286
Email referrals (at) creators.org.nz