I am very excited to be joining the Papamoa community as a Kaiako at Golden Sands Early Learning Centre.
I was born and raised in the Bay of Plenty but have lived in Auckland for the past 11 years. I am very excited to be returning to the Bay and with my fiancé and cat. I love animals, travel, gardening, my 8 nieces/nephews and spending time in the sun.
I am a passionate early childhood teacher with over 8 years’ experience supporting the learning and development of many wonderful children in Aotearoa. I have worked in a range of different early childhood education contexts and most recently as a Ministry of Education Early Intervention Teacher. I hold a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Early Childhood Specialisation, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Early Intervention).
Key aspects of my teaching practice include respectful relationships, inclusion, sustainability, learning through play, and quality engagement between teachers and children.
I love working with children and learn so much from them! I really look forward to getting to know the children and their families at Golden Sands ELC.