Our People

Coralie Hoskin, Centre Manager

Tena koutou, my name is Coralie. I am the Centre Manager of Learning Adventures Katikati. I believe that positive interactions and relationships are one of the most important experiences in a child’s life. Here at Learning Adventures we aim to work alongside whanau and the wider community in order to provide a nurturing, inclusive and positive learning environment for all. The most important part of our kaupapa is the people, and I feel so blessed to have a team of heart-centred kaiako and centre whanau who share the same values. Throughout my career as a registered teacher, I have experienced many different practices, philosophies and approaches to teaching and learning. I am inspired by RIE/Gerber principles and value both the Pikler and Reggio philosophies of respect and their views on capable and competent children from birth. Making a difference to the lives of our precious tamariki of Katikati is an honour. 

Brooke Fairweather, Centre Administrator

Hi, I'm Brooke. I am the Centre Administrator at Learning Adventures Katikati. I'm the helpful voice on the other end of the phone and your go to person for any queries regarding enrolments, fee payments, WINZ claims, timetable changes and anything else I can help you with! I absolutely love being a part of the Learning Adventures team and ensuring the organisation and administration of the centre runs efficiently so the rest of the team can focus solely on their very important job as teachers. 

Stevie Richards, Registered Teacher

Tena Koutou, my name is Stevie. I am a mum to two beautiful children. In my spare time I love dancing, football and going to the gym. I am a fully registered ECE Teacher with over ten years experience working with children under 5 years old. I believe that early childhood education should be a home away from home and through strong relationships tamariki will become capable and competent learners. I am passionate about acknowledging and incorporating children's culture into my every day practice. Culture is a huge part of all children's sense of identity, belonging and their learning. I feel blessed to be a part of the awesome Learning Adventures team!

Sarah Williams, Registered Teacher

Hi everyone, my name is Sarah. I have a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. I have been in this profession for many years and I am thankful that I am here at Learning Adventures to be a part of the wonderful team that offer the utmost to your children. I am most passionate about developing strong relationships and delivering high quality care and education. I look forward to being part of yours and your special little one’s lives. 

Brenna Atkins, Registered Teacher

Kia Ora, my name is Brenna. I have recently finished my degree in early childhood education. I am now a qualified and registered teacher. I have always loved being around tamariki and seeing them work towards and achieve their early years milestones. I love, care for and teach our tamariki here at Learning Adventures Katikati as a full-time kaiako in the Kea Room (Over 2's).

Mia Langeveld, Infant Kaimahi

Hiya, my name is Mia. I am a teacher in the under two's room (Tipu). I live in Waihi Beach and have three younger siblings who I adore spending time with. I enjoy everything to do with the ocean, outdoors and being out in the sun. I left school and went straight into ECE as I love being part of children’s journeys and watching them grow. I feel so privileged to be a part of our youngest children's early years and making a difference to their lives.  

Holly Ryan, Break Cover

Kia Ora, my name is Holly. I have the joy of working with children of all ages at Learning Adventures Katikati while I support the team as a under 2 teacher! I am so grateful that I get to build relationships with all the children, staff and families within the centre. I love getting to observe and support the children grow within themselves and build forever skills.