ACG Tauranga is delighted to announce the appointment of Ellen White as Centre Manager for its custom-built preschool, opening mid-February.
Ellen joins ACG Tauranga from Elm Tree Early Learning Centre, where she helped to set up, license and launch the centre and worked as Education Director. Previous to that she held a number of Centre Manager positions in Taupo and Tauranga.
A passionate educator, she said she was attracted to working at a preschool located on the same site as a school.
“As an ECE teacher, I know how important transitions are – both into preschool and then from preschool to primary. Being onsite at ACG Tauranga, our children will be creating relationships with teachers from day one. The seamless transition for children will be amazing.”
She said the first five years of learning are crucial to setting up children with skills for life.
“A child’s brain creates so many connections and pathways in the first five years. Early childhood education ensures that play supports the creation of these pathways – not only for the school years, but for lifelong learning.”
Able to accommodate 70 students from the age of three months to 5 years, the preschool will provide a high-quality preschool option for current and prospective Tauranga families, said ACG Tauranga Principal Shawn Hutchinson.
“We are thrilled to have appointed someone of Ellen’s calibre and experience to help ACG Tauranga create a complete educational pathway from preschool to Year 13. Her passion and experience in early childhood education place her at the top of this field and we can’t wait to watch as she opens the doors to our new centre and see it go from strength to strength.”
About ACG Tauranga Preschool
• For children from 3 months to 5 years
• Capacity for 70 children
• Excellent staff : child ratios
• Three purpose-designed rooms
• Landscaped outdoor area with flexible modular playground that can be moved and modified for variety
• Early bird discount – 15% off fees if enrolled by 31 January 2018
To enrol, meet with our Preschool Centre Manager, or find out more about ACG Tauranga Preschool, please call 0800 222 355 or visit tauranga.acgedu.com