A PAUA shell’s brilliant colours are layers formed through the process of environment and time. PAUA Poppetts seeks, through a holistic approach, to enhance the environment which affect the ‘colour’ of each individual linked with our service.

Raewyn Overton-Stuart
Managing Director

You won’t find a more experienced person to run a childcare agency. With a background in early childhood, along with stints in admin, there is not much that Raewyn hasn’t seen in her thirty year career. Not only is Raewyn an active member of the Home Early Learning Organisation (HELO) and CECEAA (Christian Early Childhood Education Association of Aotearoa), she is also a board member of the Whanganui City Mission and the President of the Whanganui Chamber of Commerce.

Raewyn soundly believes in the importance of building relationships, and has built PAUA with this premise as its foundation. As this was also the foundation of Poppetts (many clients and nannies have been with Poppetts for over a decade), it meant a synergy when PAUA purchased Poppetts in 2012.

Raewyn is an industry expert, part of the reference group (set up by the Ministry of Education) that developed the current Licensing Criteria. She started PAUA Early Childhood Homebased Care Service with her husband Tony in 2003. This service has now grown from Whanganui, throughout the North Island and also to Christchurch. She is also actively involved in aspects of the community on behalf of PAUA Poppetts, and totally enjoys her hobby – being a marriage celebrant.

Andrea Farmer
PAUA Poppetts Team Leader

I am a registered ECE Teacher and manage the recruitment for PAUA Poppetts Nanny and Babysitting Service. I have been in the ECE sector since the day I turned 15 years old and I graduated from Auckland College of Education in 1993.

I love working with adults right now and doing regular interviews for Nannies where I get to really know them, keeping an eye out for real quality!

I have a passion for people – both adults and children – to work with them to identify their strengths, achieve their potential and love life!