Meet our team

ECE Specialist

Emma Blake

Emma has been a teacher, leader, and manager for a wide variety of early childhood centres, as well as a tutor for training early childhood teachers. Emma has taught in new entrant and year one/two classrooms so knows first-hand what is required and the importance of a robust transition to school programme.  Emma has implemented play-based learning programmes in centres and her greatest passion in education is the Reggio Emilia project approach.

Emma has extensive experience working with young children sharing her wealth of knowledge and practical skills to support teachers, managers, and owners of early learning services. She can help you to develop and grow your teachers and childcare to meet the needs of our youngest tamariki and their whanau.

Emma provides expert support and development for professionals from setting up new centres, growing existing centres, guiding staff through ERO visits, to HR and marketing and coaching teachers and managers to ensure quality care and education. 

Emma is a SELO approved provider for Programme 1 and 2. Programme 1 provides support with professional development and consultation for ECE settings to meet licensing requirements. Programme 2 provides professional development and consultation with a variety of curriculum support across different theories. The Sound Beginnings workshops are available to improve literacy and communication skills for our youngest akonga.

Please get in touch to find out more about any of these programmes or if you have any questions regarding applications for SELO funding from the Ministry of Education.

Read more about Emma Blake here