Greetings and welcome to Annies Nannies. I’m Heather Peterson, and I have been in business for over 22 years with the Florence Nightingale Group. I have 3 children, so understand what a modern family needs when it comes to childcare. My focus is making sure that Annies Nannies staff have all the right tools available to them to provide a positive childcare experience for you and your children.
As a Mum, and the owner of Annies Nannies, it is imperative to me that Annies Nannies recognise the importance of immediate and extended whanau, nanny, educator and programme coordinator in providing a safe, consistent and respectful environment for your childs development. It is also profoundly important to me that your childs care is in line with your values, needs and what you want for your family.
My vision is that Annies Nannies will ensure that children in our service are provided with opportunities to play, discover and learn both in the home and wider community.
Annies Nannies is committed to providing a quality home-based early childhood education service, guided by the principals of Te Whaariki (New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum) assisting children to ‘grow up as confident learners and communicators, health in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society’.
We are a team committed to providing, supporting and extending an excellent professional and personalised service to families, children and nannies. Annies Nannies has dedicated staff ready to listen, assess your childcare needs and discuss all of your available options. When you contact us you will be speaking with a parent or a qualified ECE teacher, so we know about childcare from all angles.
At Annies Nannies we offer a curriculum that empowers children to be interactive learners actively engaging in and exploring the world around them. We implement the New Zealand early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki (2017) principles, strands, and goals as our guideline to sustain and improve outcomes for children. We will respond to the social and cultural values and beliefs of its community of children, families, educators, and teachers.
We respect te tiriti o Waitangi by providing the tamariki with culturally responsive environments that support their learning and ensuring “they learn how to learn” and provided with equitable opportunities to learn. We use TāTAIAKO – Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners as a guideline.
We also recognise the diverse families and ensure the parent’s aspiration and inclusive practice are met at all time. We use internal evaluation for improvement and accountability were understood to be the main purposes. It is embedded in practice and integral to the service’s operation. The individual planning, assessment, and evaluation is in place for each child and ensures the learning outcome has met at all times.