Kia Ora my name is Melanie Sinclair. I grew up in Te Awamutu and shifted to Rotorua 19
years ago. I have two children aged 20 and 19 years, both live away from home and are
attending university presently. My husband and I have been involved in education for 20
years. I have supported him through small rural community principal roles. I have a
Bachelor of Science and Postgraduate ECE Diploma. I have worked at Rotorua Childcare
Centre for the past 11 and a half years and have seen many changes. I believe children are
our future and through guidance and the freedom to develop their ideas they will become
curious, confident, life long learners.