Hi, my name is Sophie and I am very happy to join the lovely team at Harbourside Kids Childcare Centre. I came to New Zealand from Seoul, Korea in 2016 with a stargazer husband, Andy and loving daughter, Stella. Here New Zealand in the southern hemisphere is a perfect place for our family. We enjoy camping, taking our puppy out in the park and beach and especially, observing the Sun, Moon and stars with a telescope under the clear sky.
I worked as ECE educator in my country for 7 years and then studied Early Childhood Education at NZTC as I wanted to gain in-depth knowledge and multiculturalism in New Zealand Curriculum. I am delighted to hold a Graduated Diploma in early childhood teaching.
Regarding my value and belief, I think it is essential to create a bond with children, parents & whānau and staff. Also, I believe that such close partnership with them will help children to develop potentials. I always listen to children and respect their own space as I truly believe Belonging and Relationship allow them to feel safe and happy.