Hello, my name is Lynn Swanepoel and I am a passionate and dedicated teacher. I have a Bachelor of Primary Education from the University of the Witwatersrand. I have been working with children for over 20 years. I worked at Riverton Childcare from 2019-to 2020 and rejoined the team in 2022 as the room leader of the Explorers' room.
I work hard to build good relationships with the tamariki, whanau and kaiako. I instil positive values and attitudes by creating a respectful learning environment, where everyone is valued. It is important to me that the children in my care feel cared for and safe, but most importantly that they are confident and happy. My goal for all children is that they are the best that they can be!
I relocated to New Zealand from South Africa in 2019 and am now a resident.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking my dogs for walks.
I am born and raised in Riverton. I’m married with four young tamariki. I have been working at Riverton Childcare since March 2019 and I am loving every moment of it and I began studying towards my ECE teaching qualification in 2020. Having my own tamariki I believe I can bring a different perspective to the Childcare and also take away a lot of new strategies and experiences that will help me be a better teacher and mother.
I have learnt so much already and I love being a part of the learning journey of the tamariki I have met, as well as getting to know the tamariki and their families individually.
My hobbies include sheep farming, scrapbooking and anything to do with animals. And I take great pride in being a volunteer for furever homes where I foster kittens til they can be rehomed.
I consider my strength as a teacher to be knowing the tamariki well, responding to their individual needs and being a flexible member of the team.
Hi. I'm Larissa and I joined the team in August 2020. I have previously taught in Rotorua but made the move south to be nearer to my family. I have one son, who attends Riverton Childcare with me.
I am committed to developing good relationships with the tamariki and their families, and consider myself friendly and approachable.
I have worked with children for the past ten years, gaining my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) in 2017.
Hi. I'm Beverly and I joined the team at Riverton Childcare in March 2022 - after two years of trying to get here but shut out by Covid regulations. I moved to Riverton from the Philippines with my husband and daughter.
I have taught kinder aged children since 2016. I enjoy having great relationships with parents and co-teachers. I respect the differences of each learner and believe that every experience should be child-centred to promote their independence.
We are looking forward to making our home in NZ and enjoying our family life here.
Hi. I'm Charlotte and I joined the team in January 2022. I regard myself as an extremely positive, motivated and dedicated person who sets high personal and professional goals. I have a passion for looking after children. I have completed the NZ certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care levels 3 & 4 through Otago Polytechnic (2020).
In my spare time I enjoy being with friends and family, keeping fit, boating, walking, shopping and travelling.
Hi. I'm Sarah and I joined the team in April 2022, after three years at Blue Duck, Winton. I have a huge passion for teaching, especially under twos. I love being able to engage in responsive and reciprocal relationships with the tamariki and the family/whānau. I am also a team player and love sharing my ideas and working alongside a team.
My partner Matt and I have a wee farmlet at Isla Bank and I am enjoying having more time to spend in the garden and at home.