I am a dedicated Early Childhood Teacher with over 33 years experience in the early childhood sector. I have worked in various capacities from preschool teacher, Visiting Teacher, facilitator of professional development and mentor for ECE kaiako to Managing Director of a Home-Based ECE service for 17 years. My passion lies within the homebased sector and believe that the Associations representation at Ministry and Government level is essential so that as a sector we have a voice that ensures positive outcomes for our tamariki.
I believe home based childcare offers our tamariki the opportunities to experience a wide variety of learning opportunities on a daily basis.
Since 2005 I have represented the board on the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee.