Kia ora, my name is Ingrid Peke. I am a kaiako in the Kōwhai class. I have been in the early childhood sector for over 20 years and hold a Diploma of Teaching, early childhood education with full teacher’s registration. I have taught both here in New Zealand and in Australia. I am new to the Montessori philosophy, having only learnt about it in my training, but I am looking forward to embarking on this journey with such a supportive and knowledgeable teaching team, with the community of learners from Wā ora. I have 2 sons, both in their 20’s. I have 1 granddaughter and 1 very supportive husband. In my spare time I like to spend time with family, garden and explore our country.