At present Andrea is happily married and residing in Northland NZ. With a background of working with disabled children during her teens and nursing in her twenties she has always been keen to share her knowledge and help people to help themselves.
After nearly a decade of being a sales representative for two major NZ companies she bought into a pre-school gym organization. Branching out on her own she acquired certificates from the NZ Gymnastics Association in Play Gym which focus’ on planning gym classes to cater for 3 – 6 year olds. This training and a certificate in Community Dance Teacher Training gave Andrea the tools to organize her KidzEd sessions to appeal to infants, pre-schoolers and parents.
She became a qualified Educational Kinesiologist after closing down the KidzEd business because of recession in the late 1990’s.
Having an interest in plants and gardening, Andrea completed a two year “Diploma of Landscape Design” winning in 2000, a student “Bronze Award” for the design of a modernist courtyard named the “Ripple Effect”.
Since living in Northland she has been Project Manager for both the moving of the local 1890 historic hall and associated car park design and is currently completing a three year project developing the historic Totara North Cemetery. Her intention was to design public play grounds which would feature educational information on both the plants and the benefits of the playground equipment.
It has always been Andrea’s dream to bring the KidzEd programmes to a much wider public so all parents and children can benefit. She has been encouraged, using computer technology, to deliver the Baby KidzEd programme to parents on their computers at home. This way the Baby KidzEd programme can be practiced at the parents’ convenience, at a time suitable to them and baby, without the need to travel to a venue, thus cutting down on our carbon footprint.
In the future, Andrea intends to look at how she can deliver the toddler and preschool KidzEd programmes in a similar manner.