Group photo of Horizons Montessori Preschool teachers

Qualified Early Childhood Teachers


All of our Early Childhood teachers are highly knowledgeable and deeply committed to their professional roles.  The team share a vision towards quality care and education which equated to improved learning outcomes for children.  The teachers have all been with the centre for a considerable length of time, offering continuity of care.  It has also allowed a trusting relationship between teachers and families to develop.  Teachers model high expectations of moral and ethical values important to society.

Professional development and a shared vision towards on-going improvements is a high priority to the teaching team.  We utilise inquiry and research in our self-review processes to initiate improvements.  We develop and trial new strategies and use professional development to gain new skills.  Each Early Childhood teacher uses relevant reading material and reflective writing processes to develop pedagogical knowledge and information from the sector.  As a team we are open to exploring new challenges and approaches.

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Our Early Childhood Teaching Team


Dr Helen Emberson

Owner / Early Childhood Teacher

Montessori Diploma
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE)
Master of Teaching
Doctorate of Education
Fully registered teacher
21 years at Horizons Preschool

Mike Emberson

Owner / Early Childhood Teacher

Bachelor of Education (ECE)
Fully registered teacher
17 years at Horizons Preschool

Kya Reed

Centre Manager

Bachelor of Education (ECE)
Fully registered teacher
11 years at Horizons Preschool

Stacey Beckham-Gibbs

Early Childhood Teacher

Bachelor of Education (ECE)
Fully registered teacher
5 year at Horizons Preschool

Tania Makani

Early Childhood Teacher

Master of Professional Studies in Education
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary)
Fully registered teacher
3 Years at Horizons Preschool

Kate at Horizons Montessori Preschool
Kate Emberson

Office Manager

Graduate Diploma (ECE)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)
Fully registered teacher
3 years at Horizons Preschool

Daniel from Horizons Montessori Preschool (2)
Daniel Emberson

Early Childhood Teacher
Currently AUT 4th Year Engineering Student
2 Years at Horizons Preschool