Kindergarten Early Childhood Teacher
Hello, my name is Wantana (Bon) Tierney and I am the Early Childhood Teacher in the Kindergarten Room at Dragonfly's Early Learning.
I hold a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)) from the Queensland University of Technology and a dual Bachelor of Science/Business Management Degree from the University of Queensland. I have worked extensively with children, having had my own family photography business for over 10 years, engaging daily with many families. I absolutely love being a Kindergarten teacher and I am so excited to be teaching the wonderful children at Springfield Avenue.
As an EC teacher, I believe positive relationships are the cornerstone to teaching our early learners. Relationships support us in feeling safe and secure to explore and persevere, and they allow us to be confident in our self- identity. I endeavour to provide a safe and secure relationship and learning environment for both the children in my care and their families, as positive relationships with families is also vital to children’s growth and development.
I also believe children learn best through play, and through a social constructivist approach I strive to create learning experiences that are fun and engaging and allow children to co-construct their own learning. I enjoy freediving, surfing and playing soccer and tennis and will incorporate daily activities that promote both physical and mental health with the children. Through these approaches and my pedagogical knowledge, I am confident the children will have a foundation to building a life-long love of learning and exploring.
I look forward to getting to know all the families and working together to support each and every child achieve their individual learning goals and needs and have fun in the process.