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Petra Shepard

Ilam/Avonhead, Christchurch, Canterbury

Hi, my name is (Tannie) Petra. I grew up in Rawsonville, a small farming community in the Western Cape of South Africa. Isn’t this just another topic we can learn about: our world around us. Therefore, multi-cultural experiences will be fun as we all learn together.

I hold my Level 3 Certificate in Early Childhood Education as well as a current First Aid Certificate. I have had approximately 8 years of working with children in home-based environment, as well as being a Mum.

My caring philosophy for our ‘adults of tomorrow’ includes (but is not limited to): love, teaching manners and respect, growing caring individuals, having a sense of belonging within their ‘home away from home’ and to foster well-being and discovery through art, music, dance, drama, reading and exploring nature. I believe it is important to give children time to be themselves and be active participants in their own learning and care.

Wade is my husband. He is a Cantab through and through and loves rugby and all things sport. Abi is our 7 year old and goes to Avonhead School. She will be happy to show you around our ‘playroom’. Yes, we have a dedicated room to play, learn, explore, construct and imagine in. Our 2 cats, Gina and Doug, complete our family. Through role modelling and support, children learn to be kind and how to care for them.

I offer before and after school care with the OSCAR program. WINZ Subsidy is also available through Creators.

Please check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CreatorsatHomewithPetra/

“it is through others that we develop into ourselves”
Lev Vygotsky

Courses I have finished

  • First Aid
  • The Open Polytech Certificate in ECE - Level 3

Activities I provide

  • After School Care
  • Avonhead Playgroup (Wednesdays - during Term), Avonhead
  • Community Playgroup -Thursday
  • Creators Nature Outings
  • Creators Playgroup - Selwyn District
  • Creators Termly outings
  • Dedicated 'playroom' for art, pretend play, construction, dress ups, etc
  • Nature excurtions at Christchurch and Selwyn District parks, the bush and the beach
  • Outside play at home, following children's interests
  • Play dates with other Educators
  • Preperation for School programmes
  • Reggio inspired play, exploring, interest
  • Regular Library story times
  • Regular visits to Willowbank, Museums, etc
  • Weekly Community Playgroup (Fridays - during Term), Halswell Library
  • Weekly Mainly Music (Tuesdays - during Term), St James Church, Papanui
Day Hours Spaces
Monday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 0
Tuesday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 1
Wednesday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 0
Thursday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 0
Friday 7.30 AM - 5.00 PM 0
Office details
Region Canterbury
Office Ilam/Avonhead, Christchurch
Phone 0800 273 286
Email referrals (at) creators.org.nz