Carol Ridge

Carol Ridge

Early Childhood Sector Lead

07 858 5388

021 403 951

“I have recently started Power-hooping. I love that I'm getting a full body workout while having fun with a bunch of other ladies. I have to concentrate on spinning my hoop, moving my legs and arms and smile! I am able to leave the outside world outside and focus on the moment. It's a happy, fun activity that brings back my childhood years. 
When I exercise, I feel a sense of achievement. I've pushed myself to get out there, had fun and made memories. When walking, I've made time for myself to step back and reflect. When in a group, my spirit has been lifted through the interaction with others. Either way, I feel happy and ready for the next opportunity in life.”
Carol works with owners and managers of early childhood centres to embed physical activity policy. She leads a small team focused on working alongside centres to provide professional learning and development in physical activity, fundamental movement and play for the early childhood workforce in targeted areas of the Waikato region.