Kaye McKean, MSW
Master Social Welfare, PG Dip Guidance, PG Dip Teaching, B Ministry
Auckland, New Zealand
Course Facilitator
Kaye McKean is director of a bespoke Early Childhood Centre in Auckland, New Zealand where she is working with her team to create an attachment rich, nature infused experience for preschoolers and their families. Translating the Neufeld Approach to this setting is her current life work.  Kaye has history as a secondary school teacher, guidance counsellor and parent consultant. She is mother to two boys and step mother to another two. An advocate of developmental and attachment based approaches to teaching and parenting, she is eager to bring these insights to New Zealand parents and educators. Kaye completed a research based Masters degree in Social Welfare at Otago University using a Neufeld approach to Teachability in her thesis. This informs her current practice in early childhood education. Kaye is a natural born teacher and she offers Neufeld courses to both teachers and families and loves sharing the life changing paradigm with many.
Kaye loves teaching and presenting and offers at least one Neufeld course every term (4x a year). She is available for group bookings for some courses, or you`re welcome to contact her to join in one of the courses she routinely schedules. Kaye`s focus is teachers (early childhood through to secondary school) and parents of children of any age. Kaye is an experienced professional development presenter for schools and can taylor-make shorter introductory presentations for parents too. Preferring to present in person, she is resigned to the modern world of online learning and is experienced in this also.
Kaye is able to offer as live presentations:
  • Teachability Factor
And as a video course facilitator:
  • Power to Parent I: Vital Connection;
  • Power to Parent II: Helping Children Grow Up;
  • Power to Parent III:Common Challenges
  • Making Sense of Attention Problems
  • Bullies: Their Making and Unmaking
  • Making Sense of Aggression
Kaye has presented to community & church groups, early childhood centres & secondary schools. Mostly the workshops are contracted by a specific group which promotes them to their own clients, but from time to time she runs publicly advertised workshops, depending on demand and offers them regularly through her early childhood centre.
Kaye offers parent and teacher consultancy to help adults make sense of the children they are responsible for.