Kia ora, my name is Kerie and I am the educator at Tall Poppies Waimauku. I have a daughter, Isla who is 1 ½ years of age.

This is my first year as a home based educator although it has been a long term dream of mine. Previously I have worked in both Montessori and early childhood settings.
 I have a passion for the Montessori philosophy, this is incorporated into my practice through carefully selected resources and also through my approach to teaching and learning.
Our home based environment is nestled in native bush with a large deck area that is in the tree tops. It is a very peaceful 
environment with many Tui, Kereru and Piwakawaka stopping by throughout the day. 


We are 10 minutes drive to Muriwai beach and on Mondays we have a fantastic playgroup to attend at the Muriwai surf club as well as excursions to the library, Mainly Music, the Zoo and much more. 
I am a passionate teacher who believes in the importance of building confidence, independence, self discipline and social skills in children. 
At Tall Poppies Waimauku your child’s development will be nurtured whilst working alongside whanau, ultimately enabling your child to become a confident and happy learner.