MEET THE TEAM

Jodi McFarlane
Consultant/Founder
I completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education in 1995 and have enjoyed working in many different child care environments available to children in NZ, including centre based and home-based. Being a current home-based educator, I can relate to the challenges and rewards that other educators are faced with.

I wholeheartedly believe that home-based care can provide these opportunities, and so, EDEN Home-Based Childcare was developed. 

    Andrea Evans
    Visiting Teacher
    Hi, my name is Andrea and I really enjoy being a Visiting Teacher and being a part of the EDEN team!
     
    I am a fully qualified and registered ECE teacher with 26yrs experience in a variety of roles, both centre and Homebased. I love Homebased Childcare, as I feel children are able to grow/play/learn/explore in a more calm, nurturing home environment. I love visiting the Educators and children, and getting together for regular outings – bringing us together and building such precious relationships.
      Anna Prior
      Visiting Teacher
      Kia Ora, My name is Anna, I am a Wife and a Mum to three Children.

      Since I can remember I have always loved working with children, I have devoted my years to making a difference in children’s lives. I am a Qualified/Registered ECE Teacher and I am one of the Visiting Teachers for Eden Homebased Childcare.

      I am excited to be part of the Eden family and I am looking forward to helping you in the future

        Lisa Brunell
        Visiting Teacher
        Kia ora. My name is Lisa Brunel and I love being a part of EDEN as a Visiting Teacher.
         
        I am a fully qualified ECE teacher and have been involved in the early childhood profession (through various roles) for 18 years. I recently transitioned to Home Based Childcare because I am a firm believer that when children are nurtured in safe and relaxed environments, wonderful things happen.
          Ross McFarlane
          Admin | Accounts
          I work behind the scenes to support Jodi and the team. I’m also the one who looks after the invoicing and payments on behalf of the Educators. 
           
          I’ve been with Jodi for about twenty years which has been full of adventure. We’ve owned a few businesses, lived in Taupo, Queenstown and Auckland, travelled, and been on many, many family adventures.