My name is Chris and I am a reliever at Upper Hutt Childhood Concepts. I started working here in May 2016.

I have been teaching for about 15 years, in a number of centres within the Hutt Valley. I have worked with babies and pre-schoolers and love each age group for different reasons. I have a passion for making learning fun and meaningful for each child, therefore creating a lifelong interest in discovery and learning. I believe every child has the right to a great education and is enabled to be, the best they can.

I am currently studying towards my Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).

I am married to Rob and we have two adult sons, Paul and Jacob. We love to go camping in the summer and have had many holidays around New Zealand enjoying bush walks, paddling, or swimming at the beach, fishing and just relaxing in the outdoors.

Paul and Jacob have played hockey since they were in primary school, representing club, school and Wellington region. I love to watch them play and have had the privilege of many trips around New Zealand and Australia to do this.