CORE's Team

Justine Mason

Facilitator — Early Years


1974 Dip.Tch. University of Waikato
Cert ECE
RIE Foundations: Theory and Observation

Contact details


P: (03) 379 6627

M: 021 242 1339

Region: Canterbury

Justine Mason

Professional profile

Justine has been involved in early childhood professional development for eleven years. During that time she has had the privilege of working with teachers and parents in a variety of early childhood settings including play centres, kindergartens and home-based care services. She has been involved in early childhood for 29 years; 18 years teaching in early childhood settings.


  • Infant and toddler pedagogy
  • Assessment and curriculum
  • Social competence
  • Digital literacies and storytelling
  • Online webinar tools
  • Integrating digital technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Online facilitation and learning communities
  • Developing online resources

Conference presentations

  • Mason, J. (2014 December) Perspectives from The Incredible Years Programme that support social competence in toddlers, presented at Toddlerific, TRCC course, Living Springs.
  • Mason, J. (2014 December) Integrating digital technologies to enhance child’s voice, presented at Toddlerific, TRCC course, Living Springs. 
  • Mason, J. (2014 August) Meaningful technology with toddlers, presented at Kidicorp Regional Conference, Christchurch.


  • Mason, J. (2013) Doing, becoming and belonging - digital technology supporting infant and toddler teachers’ professional learning opportunities. The First Years Ngā Tau Tuatahi NZ Journal of Infant and toddler education volume 15 (1), 22 - 24.

Personal statement

I am a born and bred Cantabrian and live close to Lincoln with my family. I love the semi rural lifestyle and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We spend the winter cheering on the side of a rugby field and the summers on the beaches and lakes of the magnificent Te Wai Pounamu. I have recently rediscovered my love for crafty things and, when I have the time, I love to create bits and bobs with a sewing machine or crochet hook.