Claire Menefy - Teacher


Claire started her Early Childhood Education and care journey in 2009 and came to work for New Shoots at the beginning of 2018.

“I’m passionate about each child and their individual expression, needs and contribution to the New Shoots whānau and play community. I love learning how each child communicates, and enjoy supporting their learning journey as they participate in an environment that allows them to try out their ideas. I studied online with New Zealand Tertiary College while working full time, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education.”

Originally from Hamilton, Claire has lived in the sunny Bay of Plenty for 11 years. She affiliates to Tainui and is passionate about Te Ao Māori and weaving it through everyday activities.

TaurangaJoanne Whyte