Misty Murray, Centre Manager
What inspired you to become an early childhood teacher?
The opportunity to give back to my whanau – the privilege of working alongside whanau and tamariki. I’ve been working in the sector for 20 years now.
What do you love most about what you do?
Supporting tamariki and whanau to exceed their own expectations.
What is your favourite time of the year at the centre?
The New Year – hearing tamariki talk about their holidays and the excitement of Summer activities; Whanau refreshed and excited about what another year will bring for their tamariki.
What is your personal ECE philosophy?
Let tamariki be who they are – create opportunities for them to have the experiences they need to have to be who they are, empower them to discover who they are, uplift them to become who they believe they want to be, and give them the mana they deserve to discover more.