I have been involved in ECE for over 20years, I started teaching in childcare and then worked and trained in Rudolf Steiner Kindergartens across the north island. Before returning to childcare when I returned to the bay of plenty. I have worked at the Learning Adventures for over six years, Managing for 3 plus years. I entered education because I wanted to make a difference and with the support of a wonderful team I believe we do everyday in ways we may never know. I have lived in Te Puke for over 9 years and have enjoyed being part of our diverse little community. I am married with 3 children and 1 grandchild.
Kia ora, I am Tracy Upton-Poole, I embarked on my ECE career 20 years ago, within this time I was a stay-at-home mum to four children. I returned to my career and study in 2004 where I achieved my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
I am passionate about children’s social and emotional development, my focus is ensuring children are empowered as people and confident in their learning journey. I have been at this centre since it opened in 2009, I love the diverse community and enjoy the wonderful families we meet each day.