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Why You Should be Your Priority

The phone rings at 6 am, it is one of your opening teachers calling in sick followed by another and another.  You get yourself ready to go in and cover the…

Well I Wasn’t Expecting That! – Realigning Your Expectations With Reality

As some of you may know, our family has just made an epic move from suburban Auckland  to rural Whangarei in sunny Northland.  It has been just under a month…

ECE Rituals That Show That You Care.

I am often asked as a Centre Director how do you ensure that your team feel valued? I have been on a bit of a reflective journey on what heart…

How to Raise Kind, Caring Children

Teaching Soft Skills I was recently watching very interesting speech Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, delivered to the world economic council.  In the interview he was talking about how…

One Random Act of Kindness… the chain reaction of one kind act.

A Random Act of Kindness I have been reading a lot about kindness, gratitude and its connection joy.   I have been keeping a gratitude journal and thinking of small ways…

Observe More, Do Less: Lessons I Learnt During Water Play.

Toddlers and a Water Hose a Recipe for Magic I love watering the many plants around the centre with the water hose.  I find the task of tending to plants…

It’s the little things – A gentle reminder to live in the present.

Oh the treasures that you will find! We are currently moving house and apart from being a stressful time, I always find it to be an emotional time.  We have…

Leading from the Heart – The Principles, Strands and Goals of Te Whariki for ECE Teachers.

Who are our priority learners? I recently attended professional development hosted by the Education Council on the Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession.  There was much…

Just Dance

    Listening to Bowie makes me weep as children grow up and we grow older as we sleep. One day I will mourn the dead and think of all…

Our Journey – The sacrifices that you have to make along the way

Sometimes when you are on a journey with a desired destination in mind. you have to make sacrifices for the future you want. After all hardly anything in life that…


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All the little things

  All the little things we tell ourselves….   the putdowns the admonishments the you’re not good enough the blah blah blah……   Are but walls we built to hold…

Why You Should be Your Priority

The phone rings at 6 am, it is one of your opening teachers calling in sick followed by another and another.  You get yourself ready to go in and cover the…

Leading from the Heart – The Principles, Strands and Goals of Te Whariki for ECE Teachers.

Who are our priority learners? I recently attended professional development hosted by the Education Council on the Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession.  There was much…

Well I Wasn’t Expecting That! – Realigning Your Expectations With Reality

As some of you may know, our family has just made an epic move from suburban Auckland  to rural Whangarei in sunny Northland.  It has been just under a month…

Our Journey – The sacrifices that you have to make along the way

Sometimes when you are on a journey with a desired destination in mind. you have to make sacrifices for the future you want. After all hardly anything in life that…

Don’t Look Back, You Are Not Going That Way.

Daily Mindfulness Rituals Going to the beach before work to have my morning coffee to complete my daily mindfulness ritual has become my way of setting myself up for a…