Work with Me.


How can I help?

For most of my life I have been surrounded by little people, whether it has been during my 18 plus years of working as an early childhood teacher or as a parent of my own 3 children.  I have worked in both home based and centre based early childhood settings. My pedagogy has it’s foundations in RIE and respectful care for infants, toddlers and young children and I am a play-based practitioner.

My passion has always been fostering the lifelong love for learning in children as well as working with teachers to help grow them into heart-led, empowered early childhood professionals.  I am experienced in supporting and mentoring individuals as well as building positive team cultures.

“In order for us to have a great place for children we need to have a great place for teachers” 

I would love to chat with you to find out how I can help. Are you are a teacher needing mentor to move from provisional certification to full certification or a ECE leader wanting to build your leadership capacity or get support for your appraisal? Would like some help with regulatory requirements or to build your team culture and communication?

I am a provider for  Strengthening early learning opportunities (SELO) in the Tai Tokerau/Northland area.

To book a free 30 minute discovery meeting via ZOOM click here to go to my appointments page.

Give me a call

I also offer workshops on:

  • Primary care-giving and respectful practice for infants and toddlers and young children.
  • Self regulation and social competency for infants, toddlers and young children.
  • The resilient child.
  • Understanding the Codes and Standards for the teaching profession.
  • Unpacking the the new Te Whariki.
  • Internal evaluation and teacher inquiry.
  • Emotional intelligence and competence.
  • A place that feels right.
  • Rituals in early childhood education.
  • The mindful, peaceful teacher.
  • The growth mindset.
  • Heart-led leadership.

If you like what you see and would like to find out how I can support you or your team.

Or if you would just like to chat, please drop me an email or give me a call.  I would love to hear from you.

Introducing – Arohanui Collective!

Are you a teacher looking for a quality, affordable professional development that you can do in your own time and at our own pace, anytime, anywhere?

Check out our online learning community Arohanui Collective.

“Tanya, you have been the greatest inspiration that our Centre has encountered in a long time.” Staci

“Thank you sooo much for all the hard work that you put into our ERO Review.  The centre is certainly a different place.” Julia