I have been involved in Early Childhood Education [ECE] for 20 years. This includes working in a variety of ECE settings and with a variety of ages and most recently in the tertiary sector. I am passionate about quality education for all children and believe that starts with Whānau Tangata/ family and community. I believe that all children are created different and therefor require different ways of being encouraged to learn. I am a member of several ECE organisations which helps me to stay up-to-date with the current trends and philosophies of ECE. I am married with 4 children of my own.