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Nikki Grazier

About me

Kia Ora, 

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate in my Early Childhood teaching career. 

I have taught in centres that are Community-based, private, and those attached to larger organisations, centres with ethnically diverse communities, and centres within a range of socio-economic settings. I started teaching in Christchurch 26 years ago and in my second position was so fortunate to be at the Lincoln University Early Childhood centre. In Wellington, after the birth of my son, I was one of the inaugural teachers at Daisies, Dr Anne Meade's centre. Dr Meade has provided a lot of the wisdom for my practice.
When my husband's work brought me to Auckland I was lucky to be employed by The Learning Centre Ltd, a RIE and Pikler inspired centre. They practice continuity of care, where the Key Teachers transition with their cohort of children.

Throughout the years, I have taught with amazing teachers who have guided my practice and given me the gift of their knowledge and understandings.

In 2017-2018 I was appointed as a Curriculum Champion for Te Whāriki 2017. In Aotearoa, New Zealand, we have been blessed to have the gift of this amazing curriculum, I consider it to be an honour to be doing this work.

In 2018-2019 I have been a mentor for the Tuakana-Teina mentoring pilot through the NZ Teaching Council, mentoring PCTs.

In 2019, as an Early Years Facilitator I get to approach the work with Te Whāriki, in new and innovative ways. I am looking forward to working with kaiako, in a relationship of 'Ako'.

My husband, son and I live in Titirangi, West Auckland, and in my spare time I like to paint in textured acrylics, sketch, illustrate, take photographs and enjoy the stunning environments of the Manakau and Waitemata Harbours.

I have an absolute passion for learning in all it's guises, and I am looking forward to collaboratively learning together.

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

Nikki

Brief description: Te Whāriki Facilitator
Telephone: 098169531
Mobile phone: 021 2506815
Organisation you work for: CORE Eduaction