Deana Wood

About me

Kia ora. 

I have been involved in the Early Childhood community for 16 years, working in a range of services from preschools to kindergartens. I am currently working part time as a teacher at Kidsfirst Kindergartens Sunbeam, where I have taught for the past 10 years. I have just finished mahi as a Curriculum Champion - what an honour to be able to support kaiako to delve deeper into the revised Te Whāriki and to tautoko their curriculum inquiry mahi.

I have a passion for the early years and providing our tamariki with opportunities for them to flourish in settings that provide for sustained play through deliberate and intentional teaching strategies. 

I have a busy family life, I am lucky to have three beautiful tamariki (7, 8 and 10 years) and a supportive husband who is a primary school teacher. 

Organisation you work for: Kidsfirst Kindergartens - Teacher at Sunbeam Kindergarten