Lisa (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tamatera, Ngā Puhi) is an Early Years Facilitator and has been working in the early childhood sector for over 10 years. She started as an early childhood teacher, working in centres and kindergarten, before moving in to a Visiting Kaiako (teacher) role in Home-based childcare in 2015. This role involved quality assurance, facilitating local playgroups, mentoring Home-based educators and supporting with curriculum design, working alongside and building reciprocal and responsive relationships with tamariki and whānau and running and facilitating workshops for Kaiako alongside her Visiting Kaiako team.
Lisa is passionate and an advocate for culturally responsive practice and has spent time working with services to weave a local curriculum that is reflective of their local community and contexts.
Most recently Lisa has had experience supporting leaders and kaiako as a Curriculum Champion, implementing the updated Te Whāriki (2017).
In her role as a facilitator, Lisa has also worked alongside colleagues to tautoko infant and toddler pedagogy, Pasifika programmes and Tapasā workshops.
- Culturally responsive practice
- Localised curriculum
- Curriculum implementation (Te Whāriki 2017)
- Internal evaluation
- Building on children’s social competence
- Learning continuity/pathways to school/kura
- Coaching and mentoring.
No Hauraki tōku tūranga, heoi, kei Tamaki Makaurau (ki Papakura) ahau e noho ana inananei. Growing up I have lived in a number of towns within the Hauraki, Waikato and King Country rohe, however Tamaki Makaurau has been my home for over 20 years.
I am an active relaxer which means you will often see my family and I busy keeping active in our community! When I am not at work, I am either running through the trails, connecting with Tangaroa ki te moana, throwing around weights, hiking in our beautiful ngāhere or on the sidelines cheering my tamariki in their chosen sports!
I have a thirst for knowledge and a passion to build my knowledge within Te Ao Māori. I love hearing stories of the past, developing my Te Reo Māori me tikanga knowledge and help those on their journey too!