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Kia Ora, my name is Laurel.

I have been teaching for coming up 8 years now. I hold a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). I am passionate in supporting children to develop a love for learning, fostering their interests to become lifelong learners.

Building responsive, respectful and reciprocal relationships with children, their whaanau and my team is what I hold very dear to my heart and what I love most about my job as an ECE teacher.

Outside of work I spend a lot of time outside in nature, especially at the beach. I live in Ararimu and have been local to Pukekohe for most of my life. I have been fortunate enough to spend some time relieving at Wise Owl before starting my permanent position. After my very first day relieving, I knew that I wanted to become a permanent member of the Wise Owl team and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity. I look forward to being a part of the Wise Owl whaanau and playing a part in your tamariki’s learning journey