Toni and Robin Christie founded Childspace Early Learning Centres and subsequently the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand
They began their careers in early childhood with a small centre in their own home and have both taught early childhood for various ages and contexts. Currently, their work involves teaching adults about the importance of the early years. Toni and Robin have written books and resources, they publish a quarterly magazine, hold annual conferences, design and build environments for children, inspire early childhood practitioners through their keynote and workshop presentations, and they love their jobs!
Toni and Robin are both artists and are constantly inspired by the beauty in nature that surrounds them in Aotearoa/New Zealand. They share two adult children who they love to bits and are currently living happily ever after on ten acres of native bush and farmland on the outskirts of Wellington.