Anette van Rooyen (Te Kauwhata)

Anette’s passion for children led her and her husband to open up their home to many children from a local South African Children’s Home; offering foster care to children over weekends and school holidays. They quickly became popular foster care parents for previously abused children and were able to give these wonderful children the urgently needed love and support they required.  Anette immigrated to New Zealand in January 2009. After experiencing the Christchurch earthquakes, they didn’t hesitate to move to North. Since then, they have toured through most of New Zealand. Anette loves the outdoors and with her children now grown up, she and her husband can enjoy the freedom of being able to pack their bags on a Friday afternoon and set off for their next adventure. The growing number of grandchildren is also keeping her young and fit!

Anette works with our young children and Reach Forward Early Learning Cnetre is so blessed to have her work for us as she is enthusiastic, energetic, cheerful and full of creativity.

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