Early learning teacher profile: Nick Batley

"My reward is seeing the happiness of children."

Nick chats with the kids in an ECE settingAge


Home town

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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