Our People

Laura Trott, Centre Manager

What inspired you to become an early childhood teacher?

I love to see the spark of learning when it happens. 

How long have you been working in this sector?

I began working in early childhood education in 2000 after completing my study. Previously I managed a centre in Gore and worked there for 11 years.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love supporting children, teachers and whanau to provide the best learning opportunities for them.  I love seeing the spark of learning.

What are three things that make your centre special?

  • Fantastic staff that are passionate about high quality early childhood education
  • Great purpose built facilities that promote ongoing learning
  • Tuakana-teina is evident with many children working and learning together

What is your favourite time of the year at the centre?

I love the whole year! The different seasons and cultural events we celebrate all bring something unique and special to centre life.

What is your personal ECE philosophy?

I believe that building strong relationships with children and whanau is paramount to building a successful lifelong foundation to learning. I have worked in a number of ECE settings which has helped me to understand the different needs of tamariki and family. I am passionate about providing the best education possible for our children. I ensure this happens by supporting and helping the teaching team to develop and grow as akonga.

Diploma of Teaching (ECE)