Meet the Team
Andy & Carolyn Cameron
We are excited to begin a new journey with the team here at Oxford Kindy. We have lived in Oxford for over 20 years, with three grown children and two grandchildren. Andy works shift work in Christchurch and Carolyn has worked at Oxford Early Learning Centre, Oxford Area and View Hill Schools. She also drives a rural school bus for View Hill school. Having studied early learning at Massey University, it has been our long term dream to own our own centre. We are passionate about the community in Oxford and want to create strong support networks around our families and help wherever we can.
I am really excited about being team leader here at Oxford Kindy. I live in Oxford with my husband and three children. We love the rural lifestyle and find Oxford a great place to bring up a family. I have been teaching just over ten years, training initially as a primary school teacher and then gaining my pre-school qualification. I love the three to five age group and the different ways they learn. I like drama, music, and dance and hope to have lots of fun with the children in these areas of the curriculum as well as encouraging the children with some amazing investigations as we follow their interests.
I have been teaching in Early Childhood Centres over the last 9 years. I moved to New Zealand in 2003 from the UK and have lived in Oxford for 13 years. I have two children of my own; Evie and Amelia.I believe that all children should have the chance to participate in quality early education. Children learn through play and from the environment around them; we as adults have the opportunity to help teach children new skills and vice versa, adults learn new and interesting skills from children. I believe that, given the resources, time and space, children will become confident, competent life long lovers of learning. I believe that our natural world plays an important part in our children's future and I really enjoy using natural resources and equipment in my teaching.
I have recently completed my teaching degree. I moved to New Zealand in 2007 with my husband and 3 daughters and we are settled in Oxford. I love working at Oxford Kindy getting to know the children and working as a part of the team. I enjoy the outdoors and this forms a strong base for my teaching philosophy.
Alex will begin training in 2019 to become a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. She has already proved to be a valuable team member over the last two years through the Gateway program and has a wonderful relationship with the children here at Kindy.