Our People

Rāngilique Laing, Centre Manager

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay.  I moved to Ashhurst in 2005 with my husband Paul.  We have three daughters (Janae, Paige and Brennan) that have all attended this centre. 

How long have you worked in the early childhood sector?

I have been in the ECE industry since 2000 when I began my teaching journey in Germany as a nanny.  I have a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and started teaching here at Learning Adventures Ashhurst in 2007. 

What do you love most about what you do?

I get the most enjoyment in my career seeing how much development each person has that comes through the centre; children with their confidence, milestones and interests; staff with their confidence and teaching practices as well as parents with their acceptance that their babies continue to develop from being dependent upon them to incredible independent individuals.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?

Outside of my centre life I enjoy watching movies, spending time with whānau, travelling, as well as following my girls with their sports – we are an athletics family and travel most of the summer months to different events and locations.