Teacher/Owner: Vicky Robertson
Owner: Wayne Robertson
Hi my name is Vicky Robertson my husband Wayne and I own and operate Newton Street Childcare. Wayne is involved in the day to day running of our centre. Wayne does all the administration, maintenance and is found most days at our front reception. We are experienced operators and previously owned a small centre in Auckland. We strongly believe in recognising and promoting children’s natural desire and ability to learn while respecting their right to work at their own pace. It is very important to us that we create a safe and secure environment for all the children who attend Newton Street Childcare. A child’s most learning is within the first three to five years of their life and we are committed to providing positive experiences that are going to shape and determine their ongoing learning and development.
Wayne and I have four children, my eldest son Michael lives in Australia on the Goldcoast with our grand daughter Charlee, my daughter Sara is a qualified teacher and is the Manager of a centre in Auckland, My son Steven is living in the USA attending junior college on a Basketball Scholarship and my youngest son Patrick is in his final year of college and is attending Roturua Boys High. We are extremely proud of all of our children and their accomplishments.
I am a qualified teacher with a Bachelor of teaching and believe it is so important to work along side my staff and am currently in the Pipi Room (new born to two year olds). I am committed to providing ongoing learning and professional development for all of our teachers and believe we have a strong and solid team.
Part of my philosophy is I believe that working as a team and having open and honest communication between teachers and families/whanau is crucial and is the key to a successful relationships. I believe every child is special and unique and that children need to experiment and make their own discoveries and I enjoy watching their interests and dispositions unfold as they grow and develop.