Meet The Team
Hello and Welcome to NavyBaby!
We absolutely love interacting with our customers and always strive to provide excellent customer service through our communications with you all.
I am a stay at home Mum in the deep south. I love getting outside and exploring our amazing country with my Husband and our two young girls. I am passionate about how the natural environment and real world items can be a wonderful tool for learning. Learning about heuristic play items and the benefits, has been so eye opening and watching my girls grow with these items gives me a deep desire to continue growing NavyBaby and reaching more parents and educators. When I do find spare time I love anything involving fresh air, water and family! I'm enjoying working alongside my sister and love hearing back from so many parents and educators about their happy, engaged babies who are flourishing with open ended NavyBaby products!
I am a stay at home Mum in Central Otago. I am a qualified, registered early childhood teacher who specializes in respectful care practices. My practice as a Head Teacher (Infant/Toddler room) and as a Visiting Teacher (home based) has embedded my admiration for the work of Magda Gerber and Emmi Pikler. This fostered my passion for open ended items and free play, stripping back to basics. I love using heuristic, loose part play items to provide greater outcomes for children. They can nurture a calm, respectful environment where children can naturally develop at their own pace, grow and flourish their creativity, inner voice and self belief. Collaborating with my sister has been an amazing experience, we both bring strengths to the partnership and are always actively planning for how we can educate and advocate for the benefits of heuristic, loose part play.
Latoya & Chloe x