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We bring you the personal career stories of men choosing to become early childhood teachers. They are leaders – pathing the way for other men to enter ECE teaching.
We also provide interviews with leaders who have made a significant mark on ECE. Some are known for their work in ECE and have led distinguished career. Others have contributed in their own quiet, unrecognised but constructive way. They talk of their early struggles, joys, and dogged goals for the education and welfare of our young children. The career stories of their extraordinary lives, we hope, will give inspiration and encouragement to others taking a similar path or considering what career path to take.
New Zealand is a long way from Suhaib Imran’s original home in India, and early childhood is a long way from his original career as
Liam Bowen Award Winner. March 5, 2021. For Liam Bowen, an interest in working with young children was something he discovered by chance. He and
Josh Allen. June 21, 2018. At just 21 years of age Josh Allen is one of the youngest recipients of the Men in ECE Invitation
Matthew Lambert Award Winner.June 22, 2015. After a few jobs that did not feel like they had any purpose, 27-year-old Matthew Lambert settled on teaching
Adam Buckingham obituary. February 4, 2015. By Dr Sarah Alexander. On a list of people who have made a significant contribution to early childhood education
Joshua McKay Award Winner. October 7, 2014. For Joshua McKay, working in early childhood education is something of a family occupation. His wife Sarah
Ben Goris. August 26, 2014. Auckland based Ben Goris is swapping computers for children as he embarks on his new career in early childhood teaching.
Patrick Lockley, award winner. August 4, 2014. As a father of four, Patrick Lockley has plenty of experience looking after children, but didn’t always believe
Robert Barlow, award winner. June 12, 2014. Robert Barlow was the director of a successful company when he decided to sell his business to become
Jade Bollond. March 10, 2014. Jade Bollond always had a passion for early childhood teaching, which he pursued in high school, but his life took
Elizabeth Pakai. August 23, 2012. He wāhine ahau o te waka a TakitimuKo Kahuranaki Te MaungaKo Poukawa Te Wai uKo Te Hauke Te WhenuaKo Kahuranaki
Alison Ford Christian Early Childhood Education Leader. August 23, 2012. Alison Ford is the National Co-ordinator for the Christian Early Childhood Education Assn of Aotearoa
Laine Barker Playcentre Campaigner. July 10, 2012. Laine Barker Playcentre Campaigner, is a parent who spearheaded a hugely successful campaign in Canterbury in 2011 to
Heather Te Huia. June 29, 2012. Heather Te Huia is an experienced early childhood centre manager, former political lobbyist, and in 1995 was nominated for and
Wendy Ure Community Advocate. June 29, 2012. Wendy Ure is the manager at the Gisborne Community Early Education Centre/Te Whare Tiaki Tamariki Inc. (In 2021
Claire Rumble – Plunket. June 10, 2012. Claire Rumble has worked with the wider Plunket team to fulfil a vision of building communities to reconnect
Heather Joshi. May 16, 2010. Professor Heather Joshi is the former director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in London where she oversaw one of