Ingrid Wubben

Ingrid WubbenINGRID WUBBEN is a Tomatis® Practitioner Level 2 and Early Childhood Education teacher. She also holds a diploma in Occupational Therapy (OTBNZ registered, not currently practicing) having practiced from 1982 to 1994 (12 years) in New Zealand, the UK and Australia where she specialised in gerontology (elderly), dementia care and stroke rehabilitation.

While raising her two daughters, Ingrid’s interest in Waldorf-Steiner Education led to her pioneering the Bay of Islands Waldorf Education Trust in 2001. Her interest in child development and learning led to her re-training in early childhood education. Ingrid knows first-hand how vital it is for the development of the young child’s senses to be properly understood and respected by teachers and parents.

Seeing the number of children attending early childhood centres with signs of learning disorders has re-connected Ingrid to her occupational therapy roots. She sees a need for someone with her unique skills to shed light on new ways to improve the potential for these children.

“The TOMATIS® Method enhances learning and occupational performance in an amazing way. I love making it available to children, adults, and the elderly in Northland who want to improve their lives.”

Ingrid is based in Kerikeri / Bay of Islands.

Facts About Ingrid

  • Published author: Sharing Improves Caring: Assessment of People with Dementia (1991)
  • Founding member of the Bay of Islands Waldorf Education Trust (2001)
  • Promotes Te reo Maori through waiata/songs on her website
  • Uses hand-crafted puppets to create a learning environment for children that links gesture, language, voice with beauty and imagination.
  • Co-author: The Tomatis Method – A Sound Approach to Enhancing Learning Within Early Education featured in the December 2016 issue of Swings & Roundabouts published by Early Childhood Council (Pages 26-28).


Contact Ingrid Wubben
Phone: 021 1495924