My name is Iveta Ongley. I am a qualified fully registered early childhood teacher with eight years of New Zealand centre experience at both teaching and management levels as well as two years of home-based teaching experience. I am a mum to an amazing three year old girl who delights me every day with her smiles, budding personality and adventures.
Through my studies and experience I learnt how important the first years of children’s lives are and that a strong and loving relationship with significant adults is vital for the development of a child’s body, mind and soul. That’s why I am so passionate about home-based care and education where creating this all important relationship comes so naturally and is the key to children’s happiness and success in life.
I have a strong philosophy on teaching and learning of young children. My practice is influenced by the work of Dr Emmi Pikler and RIE philosophy. This is a philosophy of respect; a philosophy based on relationships and natural development.
I believe that the great outdoors are where the most discoveries and learning happen. I love natural and simple resources and in my opinion, the simpler the object is the more imagination and creativity children use when engaging with it, therefore exercising their brains fully.