Kia ora, and a very warm welcome to you.
Let me introduce myself…
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 and professional leader or as a parent of my own three children.
I fill my bucket by spending time with my family and friends. I love getting creative while tinkering with mixed media art, nature photography, and writing poetry and non fiction. I love to cook and bake and going on outdoor adventures or pottering in my garden.
I am a proponent of kindness and a seeker of joy. I love a bit of quirk to add spice to my life.
During my time as an early childhood professional, I have worked in both home based and centre based early childhood settings. Most of my experience has been in Early Childhood settings in Auckland, where I lived before moving to Whangarei in 2018.
My pedagogy has it’s foundations in RIE and respectful care for infants, toddlers and young children and I am an advocate for play-based learning.
I aspire to foster the lifelong love for learning in children.
I am a passionate about teacher well-being as I believe that our professional selves cannot be separated for our personal selves.
I work with teachers to support them to be heart-led, empowered, inspired, Early Childhood Professionals.
I work in Te Tai Tokerau as a SELO facilitator for the Ministry of Education. I also mentor for the Education Council’s Tuakana Teina Programme.
In the wider Early Childhood Education sector I mentor teachers and professional leaders. I facilitate workshops around New Zealand during planned events as well as tailor made professional development for individual teams and settings. I offer a range of online courses at the Arohanui Collective.
I am experienced in supporting and mentoring individuals as well as building positive team cultures.