Growing up in a family of ten children was the driving force behind my passion for early childhood education. My teaching career spans over 40 plus years starting with the kindergarten service teaching in Geraldine, Waiouru and Timaru before moving into the bureaucratic world of Government organisations. Marriage to John resulted in re-locating from Christchurch to Dunedin where another career re-direction saw me lecturing at the Dunedin College of Education (now University of Otago). John and I moved to Central Otago primarily to grow peonies roses, however, my desire for teaching was still strong and Wanaka Preschool was just the place for me to implement my newly developed knowledge. Nine years later I decided it was time for another challenge so I worked as a professional development facilitator for the New Zealand Childcare Association between Central and Southland. My final destination is Molyneux Educare where I enjoy the partnership of the staff and families and their fantastic children.
Provision of quality education is first and foremost in my teaching philosophy; knowing why we teach our programme is vital to this quality. I am also a keen re-cycler, loving the challenge of turning junk into useful resources.