Kia Ora, my name is Bonita Myles and I am the two year old teacher in the Kiwi Room. I have lots of hands on experience as I have two beautiful girls of my own. I am really looking forward to working alongside your amazing children and getting to know you all as well!
Learning Curves Montessori Redwood has been under the Learning Curves group since 2004. It is of sold brick construction on a large section located at 316 Main North Road Redwood, Christchurch. Parents often comment on the homely feeling at the centre with warmth and personality exuding from within. The centre is licensed for 25 children aged 2 – 6 years with 3 fully qualified teachers. Opening hours 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday through to Friday
The large indoor environment is warm, homely and spacious with two classrooms. The equipment is child sized with activities displayed neatly on shelves that are easily accessible to children. Children have freedom of choice from the well equipped classrooms. The walls are vibrant with children’s learning displays and programme planning, ensuring children and families have a sense of belonging in the centre. Our daily programme is focused on fun, positive interactions and communication with children as individuals and as groups..
Outdoor - The play area is very large with natural grassed areas and gardens, a sandpit, playhouse, climbing equipment for the promotion of gross motor development, picnic area with ample shade. Children actively explore the outdoors with fun and excitement.
As well as offering fundamental Montessori activities our programme encompasses music and movement, water and sand play, art and craft, story time and rhymes, puzzles and blocks. Outdoor environments promote risk taking, gross motor development, turn taking, social interactions and skills, group games, caring for the environment with gardening, creativity in construction and basic fun.
316 Main North Road, RedwoodChristchurch, 8051
- Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
- 03 352 4878
Nau Mai, Haere mai My name is Laura Newell and I am the Head teacher and Advice and Guidance Manager for Learning Curves Montessori Ltd. I qualified in 2010 with a Diploma in ECE teaching and learning and have been teaching children 0-2 and 2-5 for the past 6 years. I have loved being able to lead, inspire and empower my fellow team members towards providing quality care and education for young children. I am passionate about providing a warm and nurturing environment for children supporting the wonder of nature exploration and sustainability. I look forward to meeting you all and learning alongside your child.
Kia ora - my name is Selena and I am so pleased about becoming a teacher here at Redwood Learning Curves, and being part of your child's learning journey. But who am I? Well I’m a Christchurch girl, married to an Invercargill boy called Kayne and we have two beautiful children, a wee boy Patu (who's here at Redwood with me), and wee girl Nayeli (who's at the Learning Curves Nursery). We also have a lovely German Shepherd called Sasha. I graduated in 2010 with my Diploma of Teaching, and started work at a Centre (by the airport), inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. I worked there for about 3 1/2 years before leaving to go for a 3month holiday around Europe. When I came back I started work at Learning Curves (Abberley Park), and have worked there for the last 4 years. I was offered the opportunity to work at Redwood and I said "Yes please". I really enjoy the respectful values which underpin some of the Montessori philosophy and have a strong commitment to Maori tikanga/culture in my teaching practice. I also have a wild imagination and love getting creative and exploring ideas with tamariki/children based on their interests and ideas.
I have approximately 15 years’ experience working as an early childhood teacher in both Montessori and play based environments. I have taught children between the ages of 0 and 5 as a supervisor in Playcentre, between the ages 2.5 and 6 in Montessori and between 2 and 5 years of age in kindergarten. I also have experience as a team leader in a Montessori classroom. I have always been passionate about teaching and Montessori. My children have both been through Montessori preschool and primary.