Fantail room - Studying Education Psychology
Hi there, my name is Ruth,
I am originally from the UK and have been living in New Zealand for the past sixteen years. I moved to Queenstown seven years ago with my now husband. I have spent the last six years working in early childhood, four of those years have been spent working with Infant and toddlers. I began as a volunteer before gaining a job as a permanent reliever, this progressed to becoming an unqualified teacher in an Infant and toddler room.
I began working at Zigzagzoo Henry Street two years ago after having time off to have my little boy, during this time I began studying a BA in Education Psychology through Massey University. The experience of having my little boy reinforced my belief in the importance of respectful care for the children under two.
I love the relationships we create with children and families and feel strongly that we are here to create an environment with a strong sense of belonging and trust so parents and carers feel confident in leaving their amazing children in our care.
"Its not enough that babies receive good care the care must be excellent" Magda Gerber