Melanie, known as Nanna Mel, started with New Shoots in 2015 as a reliever, after working in managerial positions, and running a carpet cleaning business. 

“Since joining the New Shoots team I have found my true calling in life. Every day I learn something new from the children. Nothing is better than driving to work feeling excited to be working with a great team and teaching children – I wish I had done this years ago! 

My interests are camping and fishing. I have 3 granddaughters – 2 of them living with my daughter in Australia.  “

TaurangaJoanne Whyte