Kia Ora, my name is Emma Sands and I am a Qualified and fully registered ECE Teacher, the Head Teacher in the Koru room and also the Assistant Manager at Little Minds.

I grew up in Te Kuiti, moving out of home with Scott when I was 19. We have called Te Awamutu home for the past 13 years and we have three children, Ryan, Brooke and Chloe.

I have become a bit of a runner and recently completed my second half marathon.

I have an absolute passion for working with the under two's age group, I love nothing more than to be a part of them reaching milestones, both big and small. The pride and happiness they show is like no other.

Tena Koutou Katoa

Ko Motakiora Te Maunga

Ko Mangaokewa Te Awa

Noo Te Kuiti ahau

Ko Comrie Tooku Whaanau

Ko Els Toku Mama

Ko Gary Toku Papa

Ko Emma Tooku Ingoa

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Little Minds Early Learning Centre follows the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Te Whariki Early Learning Curriculum.

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