Lauren Thorby

Lauren-Thorby(sml)Qualified Teacher

Kia Ora, My name is Lauren and I am a teacher in both Kowhai and Pohutukawa classrooms.  I come from Foxton but have recently moved to Levin.

I spent three years at Massey University in Palmerston North working towards becoming an Early childhood teacher. Just this year I graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) The Early years (Birth-8 years old). Ever since I was a child I’ve always wanted to work with children, so becoming an Early Childhood teacher was the job for me. I’ve had experience working with various different age groups throughout my degree. I have worked in 3 schools, from new entrant to year three classrooms, and have been placed in 3 centres, varying from kindergarten to over and under 2’s.

I believe that children learn through play in an environment that is supportive and encouraging and allows them to learn from their mistakes. I believe in giving children opportunities to problem solve and make their own decisions as it can develop independence and internal motivation.

This is an important time in children’s lives, I look forward to working with and along side you and your children as they move through their early years of education and care.