Hello my name is Sam and I am the Centre Manager at Little Wonders Pegasus. I have been teaching for over 6 years, spending time in both the nursery and preschool environments.
I knew I wanted to be a teacher from a very young age when I coached basketball and netball for North Canterbury. It ignited my passion for working with children. After gaining my Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury I began my teaching journey at CPIT Early Learning Centre and the relationships I built with families and children there remain very special to me now. I have always lived in North Canterbury and I enjoy being close to the beach as well as being part of a rural community. I was drawn to Little Wonders Pegasus as I was excited by the opportunity to be a part of a new centre that can be truly inspired by the children that come in each day. You can see the footprints and ideas of the children flowing through our rooms and see how they have been such an integral part of creating the philosophy of our centre which encompasses celebrating relationships, wonder, exploration and deep-thinking inquiry. It brings me a lot of joy when I am able to support children through new experiences and help them gain a sense of belonging and knowledge that this is their place. I have a 14-month-old niece Lillie who inspires me every day and provides me with endless laughs.
Hi my name is Caitlin and I am the Head Teacher of our Nursery. I live in Amberly and have been teaching for over 6 years. I started off as a reliever and was offered a permanent position teaching 2-3 year olds while I studied by distance at Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa, where I gained my bachelor of Teaching in February 2013. My manager through this period of my working life, and the manager that initially took a chance on me is actually our current centre manager Amy, whom I am really enjoying working with again!
I have worked alongside each age group, however my passion is in the Nursery where I have now been teaching for over half of my teaching career.
I have always wanted to be a teacher growing up, I love that I have the opportunity to be a part of and support children in their life long journey of learning.
I love my position at Little Wonders Pegasus leading a fantastic team of teachers who are truly passionate about what they do. Our Nursery prides itself on our Primary Care, we all feel very strongly about this and feel as though it has helped our children gain such a strong sense of belonging in our centre.