Our Team

    • Graham Henderson
      BA, GradDip (ECT), GradDip (Secondary)

      Graham Henderson

      BA, GradDip (ECT), GradDip (Secondary)
      Centre Manager and Administrator

      I am the Centre Manager and Administrator of the Owl’s Nest Preschool. I began the Owls’ Nest with my wife Charlotte in 2016. We wanted to create a great early childhood centre because we believe the foundation years of a child’s life provide the basis for lifelong learning. I love the diversity of working in early childhood education – every child is unique and no one day is the same as the last.

      Family is very important to me and I thoroughly enjoy the time I get to spend with my family. My goal is to provide your children with the same high quality nurturing care that you provide, while also giving them the opportunity to benefit from the learning opportunities our Preschool has to offer.

      I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998 from Otago University and a Graduate Diploma in secondary teaching in 2000 from the Christchurch College of Education. I worked for 10 years in secondary education, mainly in the UK. Since I completed the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching at Canterbury University in 2011 I have worked in early childhood education as a teacher.

    • Abbey Donaldson
      Head Teacher

      Abbey Donaldson

      Head Teacher

      Hi there! My name is Abbey and I am the head teacher at the Owls Nest Preschool. I am a qualified and registered teacher currently working full time.

      I am a passionate teacher who loves all things outdoors and natural. I am an animal lover and enjoy offering experiences that allow the children to develop a deeper understanding of the world around us.

      I am a strong believer in developing positive relationships with families and pride myself in having strong communication skills.

      I am a big kid at heart! I love art, messy play, giving things a go and above all having a good time. I like to have a good laugh and joke around with families and the staff making things light hearted and fun.

      In my free time I enjoy hiking, listening to music, singing and I also enjoy going to the gym and working out.

      We would love to meet you and your child, please feel free to pop in, meet the staff and have a look around our beautiful Preschool!

    • This could be you
      Star Team Member

      This could be you

      Star Team Member

      We are on the search for amazing staff to join us in our new preschool. Please contact us if you are interested.

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