Hi, I'm Lucy! I grew up in Pretoria; South Africa and our family of four emigrated to Wellington; New Zealand towards the end of 2017, and then of course, that gorgeous 'Welly' wind blew us right over to beautiful, sunny Tauranga! My favourite things I love doing are baking and cooking with my two boys; Caleb (7) and Zakhari (5). We also enjoy family nature walks and beach trips. Although I don't often get the time to paint anymore, this is also one of my favourite things I enjoy doing. I am an ECE qualified educator, but used my qualification to teach in a primary school right after I obtained my degree in 2007. I taught for eight years in South Africa, after which I then decided to homeschool our two sons for two years until we arrived in New Zealand. I have never had the opportunity to explore my qualification further in an ECE centre, and what better place to have this first time experience than one of the best early learning centres in Papamoa😉? I am definetly enjoying this opportunity as I am able to see myself in a different light. Yes, I may be the teacher, but I find that at the end of the day these little tamariki have taught me so much, and still I am learning 😊. I look forward to meeting all the Bloom whanau and being a part of this beautiful community.