I am so excited to be a part of the Bloom team! I have always had a passion for teaching and I have gained an abundance of experience by teaching across the age ranges for 11 years in primary schools across the UK. I am Early Years trained and I have always loved working with younger children. Children enjoy learning by exploring and investigating and it is vital that the learning environment provide the children with these opportunities. I feel blessed to be working at Bloom as the learning environment is outstanding and I love working in such a positive, engaging and happy environment. I grew up in a small village in Wales, but moved to New Zealand a year ago with my amazing partner Leon and our beautiful son Oakley Lion. We have only recently moved to Papamoa, but we have already fallen in love with the people, place and of course the wonderful sunshine and beaches! I love living life to the full. I enjoy new adventures and I grasp new experiences with both hands. I love being active and I am a qualified group exercise instructor. I also enjoy learning new skills and I recently obtained my Baby Massage and Baby Yoga qualification. During the weekends, I love spending time with my family; Oakley brings us so much joy and I love seeing him learn and grow. I'm so excited to teach in the Learner and Leapers room. I enjoy nothing more than bringing a topic or theme to life, creating magical characters and capturing the children’s imaginations. Seeing the excitement in their eyes and their love for learning creates such a wonderful atmosphere and reminds me of how lucky I am to play such an important role in their lives.