Lana Graham, Centre Manager
Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Ko na Mauri, Namaste, Bula, Hello and greetings to you all.
My name is Lana, I am of Cook Island and European descent. I was born and raised in Hawkes Bay, lived in Flaxmere all my life. I have 3 Adult children and 2 mokopuna.
I have been in the Early childhood sector for 17 years, worked in a few different centres in Hawkes Bay such as Frimley Playhouse, Future Kids, Little Sunbeams, Te Kainga Potiki, Rascals, Takah Early Childhood Centre and Central Hastings early Learning Centre. I started my journey of ECE after being on a Church mission in the Torres Strait Islands. I was a single mum of 3 children and someone encouraged me to look at making my love and passion for children a profession. I was serving in kids church creche at church for a few years and my passion was growing so decided to get qualified. I have a love and a passion for people and children.
I believe our children are our future and we need to nurture, respect and love them to grow into confident, resilient little history makers in our world.
He whakatauki: “Poipoia te kakano Kia puawai” (“Nurture the seed and it will blossom”) I look forward to building relationships and starting this new adventure and journey here at Learning adventures Flaxmere.
I look forward to building relationships and starting this new adventure and journey here at Learning adventures Flaxmere.