Kia ora, my name is Emma Te Paa and I have been a teacher at Ngaio Childcare Centre since mid 2015. After completing my bachelors degree in education at the end of 2013 I moved to Wellington from Auckland and have since been enjoying this beautiful city and the fantastic culture that is imbedded within. I am currently working towards my full teachers registration and am being mentored by the head teacher Pip. I joined the Ngaio Childcare team because the values and philosophy of the centre closely reﬂect my own, having a strong emphasis on nurturing trusting relationships through social interaction. The smaller number of children allows for more one on one time allowing us to give extra care and attention to our tamariki. It is very rewarding being part of the Ngaio community and having the support of such a wonderful teaching team.