I have been involved in education and care since 2003 graduating from Canterbury University in 2010 with my Bachelor in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning. I was born in Invercargill and moved to Oamaru as a teenager. I have two teenage children actively engaged in community sports and love to assist where I can on sports committees. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, family time, the outdoors and listening to music.
I have a passion for environment design and it is my aim to create a positive, warm, safe, friendly learning environment for all. I perceive the environment as a third teacher, empowering children to learn through their play in a natural and un-hurried way.
I believe it is vital to work in partnership with parents and families valuing families’ aspirations and learning goals for their child. To facilitate this I promote an open door policy where whānau feel welcome and comfortable coming in and being part of our centre and discussing the child’s learning goal with the teaching team.
Like many other educators, my philosophy and teaching has evolved, and will continue to do so over the years so that the children in my care receive the education they fully deserve.
I look forward to getting to know you further and feel honoured to be part of the lives of the children here at Little Wonders.