I hold a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and have been in the Early Childhood Education sector for the past 13 years, during this time I have taught tamariki across all the age groups both here in New Zealand and across the ditch in Australia. My husband Mal works within the local wine industry and we have 2 children Oliver (8) and Reid (3) and Kora our American Bulldog. I have a passion for ensuring the best positive outcomes for all tamariki in a positive, caring and collaborative environment. I strongly value working with and alongside parents to achieve joint outcomes for children and respect that parents are their child’s first teachers. I hold Te Ao Māori in the highest regard and this influences my practise hugely, I am currently in my second year of study with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Te Ara Reo Māori. My personal philosophy for working with children is hugely respect based, I value each individual child and all that they bring to the learning evironment.
Team Leader Under Twos
I started my teaching journey in 2006 and have been a qualified and registered teacher since 2011. My personal teaching philosophy is based on respectful relationships. This provides the foundation for gaining an insight into your child’s life at home so I can support their learning and development during their time at Pascals. I have been here since October 2015 and have a four year old son who attends Room 4. I love to play hockey and you will often find me at the turf for the majority of winter!
Team Leader Over Twos
I have been teaching for 19 years, I hold a Bachelor of Education and I have just finished a post graduate certificate in leadership. I started teaching in Auckland and gained amazing experience working with families and communities. I moved home 10 years ago and have loved being back in Marlborough’s unique environment and community. I have a son away at University and with study all done I keep busy with house renovations, with the list of work getting longer and longer. I am the head teacher and support for Room 3 and 4, passionate about connecting with families and supporting children's emotional well-being. I believe in calm, respectful and safe environments where children take the lead in their own learning and encourage exploration of their interest through play.
He taonga te mokopuna,
Kia whāngia, kia tipu,
A child is a treasure,
To be nutured, to grow,