Kia ora my name is Briar Meldrum, I am a teacher in the Kea group, I have been working at St John’s Progressive Childcare for 14 years. I live with my youngest sister Erin, I have one beautiful white cat and my gorgeous dog Charlie who walk in in the Whangarei area, he also enjoys going to the beach for swims, chasing the birds and rolling in the sand. I enjoy going to the beach, movies, hanging out with friends and family, walking, swimming, gardening and cooking. I am passionate about caring and looking after children and watching them grow and develop into unique individuals. As a teacher I will aim to provide the children with a warm and inviting atmosphere where they can express themselves through verbal communication. I feel that it is important to work alongside of parents and whanau of out centre to create open, caring and honest connections with them. I look forward to working alongside this wonderful bunch of children and this great team of staff, feel free to come and talk to me at any time.