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Kayte Edwards



2009 M.Ed. (ECE)
1996 B.A. Sociology Criminology Victoria University of Wellington
1975 Kindergarten Teachers Diploma North Shore Teachers College

Contact details


M: 021 514 870

Region: Wellington

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Professional profile

Kayte Edwards is experienced in the observation and assessment of teaching and learning programmes, leading and facilitating in ECE services and Initial Teacher Education, and internal evaluations. She is passionate about the provision of high-quality education and  supporting services to make a positive difference for children, parents and families/whānau.  Her philosophy is one of empowering others to do the great things they aspire to do. Kayte's journey in ECE has seen her work as a teacher, manager, senior teacher, lecturer and researcher. Over the past 35 years or more Kayte has continued to build on her knowledge in the field working with a wide range of services and people.    


• Quality provision and curriculum implementation
• Educational evaluation (teacher appraisals and internal evaluation)
• Facilitation and professional development
• Observation and assessment of teaching practice
• Workshop and programme development and design
• Coaching and mentoring
• Science and digital technologies
• Research, analysis and publications


Edwards, K. (2011). Filling the gap: Acquiring scientific knowledge to support children’s scientific learning. New Zealand Folio, 15 (1) 5-11.
Edwards, K. & Loveridge, J. (2011). The inside story: Looking into early childhood teachers’ support of children’s scientific learning. The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) 36 (2).
Edwards, K. (2009). The inside story: Early Childhood Practitioners’ Perceptions of Teaching Science. Unpublished master’s thesis, Victoria University of Wellington
Edwards, K. (2010). Scientific literacy and supporting children’s scientific learning in early childhood 

Conference presentations

Edwards, K. & Loveridge, J. (2011). What do parents want for their young children? NZARE ECE hui, November, Tauranga
Edwards, K. (2010) Aspirations for genuine representation of the teacher’s voice: Research in New Zealand ECE. European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (EECERA) Birmingham
Edwards, K. & Bartholomew, R. (2010) Investigating air. Rainbow Hui, July, Wellington

Personal statement

I believe life should be approached in a positive manner and endeavour to do so. This has led to travel throughout New Zealand and overseas, experiencing and learning from other people, cultures and societies. I appreciate diverse perspectives and endeavour to be respectful of these. Being a bicultural New Zealander is something special to me and is an important influence in my lifelong learning journey.