Hi, my name is Michaela and I graduated from AUT with a bachelor of education in 2010. I have three boys and have been teaching in ECE since leaving school and have 10 years of experience working with different age groups.
I am passionate about educating children in the first 5 years of life and supporting their development through play. Children are naturally curious and I believe our children develop best when given the opportunity to actively explore the environment around them.
I feel it is important for children to be in a nurturing environment where each individual child is supported, encouraged, stimulated and challenged to develop skills such as problem solving and working together.
“Children are naturally curious and I believe our children develop best when given the opportunity to actively explore the environment around them.”
Assistant Head Teacher
I graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Education in Primary / Intermediate teaching. I absolutely love working with children of all ages and I believe in exploring and enhancing students’ curiosity and personal interests in safe and creative environments, where all voices, perspectives, interests, and values are acknowledged and celebrated, and where children can safely take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them.
To me, childcare is all about preparing children for encounters when they start school in terms of intrapersonal / interpersonal relationships, enthusiasm and curiosity towards learning. I am creative and have many passions and interests such as sports, social science, music, dance, drama, reading, art and writing. Oh, and I also love to socialise!
“I absolutely love working with children of all ages and I believe in exploring and enhancing students’ curiosity.”