Nanny Profiles

Lida Van Ginkel  Kiddz_Nanny_Leda

(Lida is lives in North Loburn and is looking for work in North Canterbury.)

I believe that children’s experiences in their early childhood are fundamental for their development, their well-being, and their success in later life. A child’s learning should be based on his/her interests creating experiences that stimulate creativity, imagination, confidence and competence.

I believe that every child is special and should be treated with respect, feel welcomed and nurtured. I value communicating with parents/caregivers because they know their child best. Being an immigrant from Holland since 1995, I have a special interest in different cultures. I respect that every person has different circumstances, values and beliefs.

I value the bicultural identity of New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi (1840), which promises recognition of tikanga and te reo Mãori. I will introduce the children to the Mãori language, for example teaching colours, numbers, waiata/songs, karakia/prayer and greetings.

I support the early childhood curriculum which is holistic, inclusive, has a bi-cultural approach and reflects the diversity of family/whãnau. As a teacher I look at strengths, interests and abilities of each child. I believe that children learn and develop through free play, imagination, exploration, creativity, literacy, interactions and communication. I value to offer a stimulating environment where children have a choice of activities, responsibilities, and opportunities to direct their own learning. I will extend the child’s learning through observation, communication, and scaffolding to support a life-long love of learning.

I love to teach children values: sharing, caring, honesty, how to respect others and self; which are very important values to learn from a young age. Children’s experiences in their early childhood are fundamental to their development, their well-being, and their success in later life (Ministry of Education, 2011).

I aspire to be a critical reflective teacher, approachable, a role model, open for changes and new ideas, enhancing my knowledge with ongoing professional development.


Kiddz_Nanny_JaneJane O’Brien

My name is Jane O’Brien I am currently a student at Aorkai Polytechnic studying Early Childcare level 3.

I have always had a passion for working with children and their families. In the past I have had plenty of experience caring for children and I want to continue with training and professional development into the future.

I am a bubbly, friendly, reasonable person who loves getting to know other people and getting involved and supporting children. Previously I’ve been involved in many different baby sitting jobs and I offer myself for work experience at a kindergarten once a week.

I  have a first aid certificate and have passed a police vetting check. I have my own reliable transport, and have had a clean restricted license for over 2 years.  I am available in the afternoons from 2.30pm till anytime in the evening can also work some weekends.