My name is Vicky Robertson I am the owner of Shore Kids Barbados. I am currently nearing my second year of an Early Childhood Educational Teaching Degree. My Husband Wayne and I have four children and one Grandchild, we are a close family and have a lot of extended family. My children are Michael, Sara, Steven and Patrick and Grandchild Charlee born July 2011. A big part of my philosophy and vision for our centre is to have strong family ties and relationship’s ensuring the centre is as close to the home environment as possible. I am passionate and committed to providing the highest quality education for our children at Shore Kids. My team are highly qualified, talented and passionate individuals who deliver a curriculum that is of the highest standard. We are all committed and are forever developing and improving our skills and knowledge to help our children learn and develop into well rounded children, providing a positive and safe learning environment as incorporated in Te Whariki.
My name is Roberta Harris. I am the proud mother of two adult sons. I am a trained /registered teacher. I have a wide range of teaching experience and have taught ages from birth through to transitioning children to school. I am currently the Centre Manager at Shore Kids Barbados and have been involved with the centre since it was established. I have worked in teaching/management roles for the last eight years. I am a strong advocate for early childhood education and believe all children should receive high quality early childhood experiences that will prepare them for their journey of lifelong learning. I believe here at Shore Kids Barbados we teach and care for children through high quality experiences and interactions. I am particularly passionate about literacy and weaving it through our curriculum Te Whaariki.
Hi, I’m Lisa Anderson and I have been part of the team at Shore Kids since 2006. I have been teaching since 2002 and completed my Diploma of Teaching (ECE) in 2006. I have two children of my own , my youngest child attended Shore Kids from 4 ½ months of age until she started school earlier this year and I attribute a huge amount of what she has learnt and the secure, confident child she has become to her time with my wonderful colleagues at Shore kids. I started my time at Shore kids in the Paua room working with the 3 to 5 year olds, which I really loved. I have spent the last nine months in the Pipi room, learning more about our special under 3’s. My main priority as an early childhood teacher is to not only help children develop the skills and concepts for life-long learning, but to develop a healthy self-esteem by being allowed to freely explore and try things out in a safe environment with adults who are positive, supportive, encouraging and nurturing. The thing I love the most about being part of the Shore Kids team is the warm family atmosphere and the close relationships we have all developed – within the teaching team, with the children and with their families. I believe that our relationships with our children’s families are extremely important for the development and happiness of our children and I like to encourage open communication between the centre and our families.
My name is Sara Robertson and I am currently in my second year of training to achieve my Teaching Degree in Early Childhood. I trained with Auckland University of Technology for my first years of study however, have changed so I could work full time while studying. I have lived out West most of my life however now live on the Hibiscus Coast close to the ocean. I have grown up with three brothers, Michael, Steven and Patrick. My mother is Vicky and my father is Wayne. I also have a niece called Charlee who was born in July this year. I have been working at Shore Kids Barbados for two years now and have loved every minute of it. The close relationships and small community create a loving and caring atmosphere where the needs of children are our main priority