CORE's Team

Viv Shearsby

Products and Services Coordinator — Early Years



Contact details


P: (03) 379 6627

M: 021 878 691

Region: Canterbury

Viv Shearsby

Professional profile

Viv joined CORE in 2014 as Early Years Team Leader. She has 25 years' experience in early childhood education including teaching, management and leadership, lecturing in teacher education and in professional development and learning.

Viv has specialist skills and experience in leadership, mentoring and educational management, and is passionate about early childhood environments and curriculum. She also brings a vast knowledge of early childhood pedagogy and practice, critical inquiry and review. During her career, Viv has engaged in many leadership roles within the Christchurch early childhood community and across Aotearoa. Viv is committed to lifelong learning; she inspires and supports others to drive change. At the heart of her work is a strong people focus, deep understanding of early learning and a passion for the lives of the very young.


  • Environment Planning, Design and Review
  • Leadership and Mentoring
  • Strategic Planning and Review
  • Appraisal and Performance Management
  • Teacher Registration
  • Assessment and Curriculum
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Management and Governance
  • Social Competence

Personal statement

I am born and bred in Canterbury, and live in Christchurch with my son and daughter. I am an avid socialiser and, therefore, spend much of my time with friends and family. I am a compulsive artist and creator. I paint, sculpt, upcycle furniture and potter in my garden regularly.