Early learning teacher profile: Nick Batley
"My reward is seeing the happiness of children."
I grew up on the North Shore in Auckland,
where I still work.
Why I love ECE teaching
I joined this profession because I want to help people. Some children are shy and do not know much English when they start.
It is very rewarding seeing them grow - as they become more confident and happy interacting with other children, staff and parents.
How I got into ECE teaching
I wanted to help people. For me it was a choice between this or joining the Police, after working in the printing industry for some years.
Early childhood education suitd me best so I chose this path.
Most rewarding moment
As head teacher, my reward is seeing the happiness of children resulting from a room – or team – that’s running well.
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