Kia ora. I am married with 3 daughters. I have been an early childhood teacher since 1998, teaching at Riverton Childcare since 2013.
I believe that all tamariki are active learners and teachers should provide experiences that are meaningful to the tamariki that enhance their learning and development, so they are can grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators.
I feel teachers need to believe in tamariki and encourage the tamariki to develop high self esteem and confidence to be able to achieve what the child sets out to do.
I feel that the tamariki's learning journey also benefits from positive, trustworthy and respectful relationships. Through these relationships the child gains a sense of trust and well- being, giving them the confidence to express themselves freely.
I look forward to being part of your child's journey within early childhood education.
I was born in South Otago, Lovells Flat and raised in Central Otago in Tarras. I moved to Roxburgh in my late teens and lived overseas for a couple of years before moving to Queenstown. I worked for ten years in hospitality, and then found early childhood education and went on to gain my qualification.
I have 18 years experience in ECE, managing two centres and co-owning one. I have taught in semi-rural centres in Roxburgh, Cromwell, and Alexandra before moving south. My move south was for a change in lifestyle and scenery.
I have one grown son and am close to my extended family.
My name is Echo and I come from China. I graduated from NZTC with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching in 2020 and with my fiancé Autumn we made the bold move from Auckland to Riverton, and we are loving it.
I am passionate, patient, open-minded, flexible and fast learning. I am always willing to learn and willing to help. I aim to make children and whānau feel welcomed here at Riverton Childcare.
My interests include ukulele, photography, painting, reading and baking. I also like to work out.
Hello, I'm Jo Wright. My interest in ECE started when my children were in Playcentre where I gained my playcentre supervisors' certificate and then in later years I was awarded my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
I am originally from Christchurch but after spending 39 years in Clinton I decided to make the move to join the team at Riverton Childcare, which I am very excited about.
I have three grown children and six grandchildren.
I enjoy walking on the beach, reading, gardening and I am looking forward to getting involved in the Riverton Community - and playing golf.
I have worked at Riverton Childcare as a Teacher’s Aide since 2007. I have one daughter, Siobahan and a gorgeous wee grandson Harlem. I have lived in Riverton all my adult life but grew up in Cromwell.
I enjoy working with the tamariki and following their interests to help them grow and develop. I form close relationships with tamariki and their whanau and provide consistent care. I like working as part of the team at Riverton Childcare and think we work together well, supporting each other in our teaching.
I am a member of the RSA and attend club nights on Friday. I like to go to Invercargill in the weekend and relish the opportunity to rummage in the secondhand shops.