Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Deputy Head Teacher

Provisional Teacher Registration

First Aid Certificate

-Studying New Zealand Sign Language

Kia Ora, my name is Lesley.

I completed my Bachelor of Nursing at UCOL Palmerston North in 2007 but fate decided that I was to take a different path in life and found out I was pregnant just after I finished. I have always enjoyed looking after children and discovered my passion for ECE after working as an In home educator for 6 years while I was raising my 3 children. After completing my Level 3 Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care, I decided to take the leap and complete my Graduate Diploma in Teaching ECE through Victoria University in 2015.

I believe that our tamariki should be in an environment where they know they are loved and cared for, providing them with opportunities to develop relationships not only with their kaiako but also their peers. And that our role as kaiako is to support and role model these relationships through genuine nurturing interactions with all of those involved in their day to day lives. I enjoy providing our tamariki with the opportunities to explore and develop their own working theories through a wide variety of activities and environments.