It is my privilege to be able to share my learning journey with our community that began as a dream and was realised four years ago with the opening of The Farmyard for Early Learners. My passion for sustainable education inspired by Steiner values in early childhood has both inspired and challenged me. Lifelong learning is something I hope to instill in our little people as they begin their own early childhood education, just as I continue with my educational goals.


These achievements were not mine alone, as I could not have done many things without the love and support of my family. My husband Pete and I are from Gisborne, and we have three children who have grown up and are enjoying their own careers, Matt in building, Chris in NZ Swimming and Surf Life Saving and Holly in Teaching. One of my greatest loves is being out with the children teaching and learning in our beautiful space. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all.


Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood
Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood
NZ Steiner Teacher Certificate EC
Full First Aid Certificate


The Farmyard offers a rural discovery-based sustainable early learning environment, which is inspired by Waldorf/Steiner education.
Our educational goals aim to provide a well-balanced programme of learning and development through participatory hands-on experiences which encourage resilience, and guide investigation to motivate a love of lifelong learning.