I am a dedicated and fully registered Early Childhood Teacher with over 32 years experience in the early childhood sector and have my Bachelor of Teaching ECE and full Teacher registration. 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 the homebased sector has a voice and this 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.