Adrienne is the founder and director of Aurora Tamariki Early since establishment in 2016. She has an extensive education including Rudolf Steiner education and curative work. Adrienne received a Bachelor of Education from Te Rito Mahio in 2012 and is a registered ECE teacher.

Along with her qualifications and experience, Adrienne brings a strong creative streak to her role. She loves sewing and doing other handwork with the children and makes a lot of the resources that they use and helps to bring Aurora a loving homely feeling. She feels a particular affinity with preparing and sharing food, and including the children in all aspects food preparation at Aurora. 

At Aurora Tamariki, Adrienne loves to see the children happy in themselves and happy to be here to learn to find joy in life. She enjoys their playful energy, their kindness and openness. Children bring joy everywhere they go, and their joy and happiness makes all the work she does worthwhile. 

“Whenever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world.” Rudolf Steiner

Outside of work, Adrienne can be found sewing, hiking, doing crafts, enjoying the beach walks with the dogs and spending time with her family.