Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)
Curriculum Leader, Auckland Point Kindergarten, Nelson
Fleur has had a varied and exciting career so far. Before even finishing her degree at UC, Fleur started working within an early childhood setting and she has not looked back. Now, having moved to Nelson, she is the Curriculum Leader of the Infants and Toddlers area at Auckland Point Kindergarten.
Fleur's previous roles and experience have prepared her well for her current role. Six years on from graduating at UC, she still loves working in early childhood education.
'I'm currently working with infants and toddlers,' she says. 'I find the natural curiosity, interest and excitement that children display is amazing. It is such a great feeling to offer children experiences through play that foster their learning and development. Who knew learning could be so much fun!'
Fleur's enthusiasm for early childhood teaching is clear, and she encourages others to consider it as a career.
'I love working with children and their parents and whanau!' she says. 'For anybody considering early childhood education: go for it! It is a very rewarding career. Every day is different and it's amazing watching the children learn, grow and develop right before your eyes! I can honestly say that I love my job!'
Keen to study in the Christchurch area, Fleur chose UC because it offered a qualification in Early Childhood Education at degree level.
'The transition from high school to university was a little unsettling at first, but there are friendly and supportive tutors at UC who really want you to succeed in your studies, and small class groups and great campus facilities. I would definitely recommend UC as a great place to study.'