My name is Emma Richards I am the Centre Manager of Learning Adventures Cobden. I am a qualified Early Childhood teacher with over fourteen years teaching experience both in North Canterbury and on the West Coast. I am passionate about working collaboratively alongside children, their families, teachers and the community building trusting and respectful relationships. I believe strongly in the value of play and as a teacher extending children's learning through their individual interests and strengths. As a leader I am dedicated to empowering teachers to grow professionally, encouraging them to realise their own potential as well as build new strengths and embrace challenges. When I am not at Learning Adventures, my husband and two beautiful school aged girls keep me busy with a variety of interests such as dancing, water sports, horse riding and hunting
Ki ora, my name is Alice Greaney I have lived on the beautiful West Coast for most of my life. I graduated from the New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education in Christchurch in 2013 with a diploma of teaching in Early Childhood Education. Since then I moved back to Greymouth where I have been working at Learning Adventures. I have been part of the Learning Adventures Cobden team since June 2014 as a team leader. I love learning alongside tamariki and I am passionate about being a positive influence on children's lives. I value the importance of respect, relationships and consistent routines to support children in developing a sense of belonging in a safe and secure environment where they can grow into confident and competent learners. I believe in the importance of supporting tamariki and whanau with transition to school and I have been actively involved in creating our unique transition to school programme.