I am born and raised in Riverton. I’m married with three young tamariki. I have been working at Riverton Childcare since March 2019 and I am loving every moment of it and I began studying towards my ECE teaching qualification in 2020. Having my own tamariki I believe I can bring a different perspective to the Childcare and also take away a lot of new strategies and experiences that will help me be a better teacher and mother.
I have learnt so much already and I love being a part of the learning journey of the tamariki I have met, as well as getting to know the tamariki and their families individually.
My hobbies include sheep farming, scrapbooking and anything to do with animals. And I take great pride in being a volunteer for furever homes where I foster kittens til they can be rehomed.
I consider my strength as a teacher to be knowing the tamariki well, responding to their individual needs and being a flexible member of the team.
My passion for early childhood started in June 2019 when I started my part-time job at Riverton Childcare working in the Explorers’ building. I am now a full-time teachers’ aid studying my bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education at NZTC. I have a passion and love for my job and the children we welcome into the Childcare. I aim to build respectful, caring relationships with all tamariki and their whānau. This helps create a trusting and welcoming environment for everyone. In the future I hope to become a fully registered teacher.
Hi. I'm Larissa and I joined the team in August 2020. I have previously taught in Rotorua but made the move south to be nearer to my family. I have one son, who attends Riverton Childcare with me.
I am committed to developing good relationships with the tamariki and their families, and consider myself friendly and approachable.
I have worked with children for the past ten years, gaining my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) in 2017.
Kia ora, I am Diana, a kaiako (teacher) in Explorers’ room. I am married to Bao. We moved to New Zealand from Beijing, China in 2019.
I have a graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have been in the Riverton Childcare whānau (family) since June 2021.
Supporting tamariki (children) to learn and develop is something I absolutely enjoy and I believe that each child is unique and must be treated with acceptance and respect to develop to their full potential.