Inspiring self-growth through cultivating relationships
and a passion for lifelong learning

About Us

Our Vision

Inspiring self-growth through cultivating relationships and a passion for lifelong learning.

Our Mission

To empower all people to reach their full potential through education and training.

For Life Education & Training (NZ) Ltd is an organisation focused on empowering and supporting all people to consciously be in relationship with others. We provide a lens for looking at what it means to be connected with another and how we are able to learn regulation - the ability to understand, make sense of and respond to our world.  

With the latest scientific research in early brain development and attachment theory informing programme development, we aim to walk alongside all parents and caregivers to support them in nurturing children to grow into confident, self-regulating, resilient adults. 

Our philosophy is focused on the idea that learning occurs across all ages and stages of life. We aim to look not only at early brain development and the impact this has on the holistic development of infants and children, but to also look at how we can support parents and caregivers with growing their own personal effectiveness skills and emotional intelligence. Our education and training programmes focus on what it means to be self-regulated as an infant, a child, an adolescent and an adult.

For Life Education & Training exists to serve all parents and caregivers by offering ongoing education and training support that is strengths-based and focused on a strong vision for all children to be wired up for life through nurturing and loving relationships.

“The best predictor of our child’s well-being
is a parent’s own self-understanding.”
Dan Siegel, MD

Leadership Team


Erin Maloney
General Manager, For Life Education & Training

Erin has a background in teaching and learning as it applies to the early childhood, secondary and tertiary education sectors. She oversees the general operations of For Life Education & Training and her key areas of responsibility include training the trainers, relationship management and development of new education and training materials.

Amanda Fleming
Presenter at Large

Amanda is the Director of Presenter at Large Ltd and is contracted by For Life Education & Training to design and present training for our facilitators that focuses on the essence of facilitation and presentation. With over 20 years’ experience, Amanda and her business partner Jude Bondini are key advisors and a part of the teaching team, working with us to enhance personal and professional effectiveness and communication.


Judy Hunter
Childhood Matters NZ - Child Mental Health Specialist

Judy has her own business, Childhood Matters NZ, which focuses on training and consultation for the children's workforce on child mental health and wellbeing issues. She works closely with For Life Education & Training to inform the content of our programmes and quality assurance processes. She liaises with our facilitator team to ensure the delivery of programmes is informed by current research in the fields of early brain development and attachment theory.


Master Facilitators

All For Life Education & Training Master Facilitators have a qualification in early childhood education with a strong focus on infant and child mental health as it applies to holistic development and wellbeing.

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Adrianne Chilton

Hawke’s Bay

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Chris Harris


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Jane Moore


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Karen Trowill


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Karen Taylor


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Monique Simonsen-Crombie


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Susan Rudd


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Wendy Hooper


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Wendy White

Hawke's Bay

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Wendy Wilson

Bay of Plenty

Latest Posts

Our first ever blog!

The Power of Play

Why play is Important- and endangered When you think about playing as a child, what are your fondest memories? It’s likely that these will be more about things you did and games you played rather than about a toy you owned. But ask a child these days what their favourite play activity is and more often than not this will involve a toy, big or small. Why is this and why is it a problem?