Meet our team:
Lindsay and Lisa - Owners/Directors
Jan - Assistant Centre Manager
Jan holds her Diploma in Early Childhood and has over 25 years experience in working with young children. She has 7 grandchildren and 3 daughters. She is passionate about providing a fun, stimulating environment that is welcoming for tamariki and their whanau. You can often find Jan engaged in gardening projects with the tamariki and encouraging tamariki to build resilience and a strong sense of belonging.
Steph - Office Administrator
Anne-Maree - Office Manager
Steph is our Office Administrator and holds a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). She is passionate about providing a welcoming, supportive and caring environment for tamariki and their whanau.
Sonya - Preschool Team Leader
Sonya holds her Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and is passionate about science and baking. She has two sons and places great importance on tamariki being able to build positive relationships with themselves, their whanau and their peers. She aims to provide a nurturing environment where tamariki and their whanau feel confident and capable of doing anything that makes their world a better place.
Shelley - Preschool Kaiako
Shelley has 13 years experience in early childcare and enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 beautiful children and 5 moko. Shelley is passionate about providing an environment that is nurturing, friendly, safe and secure. She places great importance on tamariki learning through play especially through outdoor play and water play.
Chrissie - Preschool Kaiako
Chrissie holds a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and has two of her own beautiful tamariki who keep her busy. She loves spending time enjoying nature and exploring our country with her family. Chrissie loves to promote education for sustainability through creativity and imagination, using natural resources, recycling, reusing and repurposing. She is passionate about providing an environment where tamariki feel emotionally and physically safe while excited to explore learning in an unhurried environment.
Alaita - Toddler Team Leader
Sam B - Toddler Kaiako
Sam B has her Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and is one of our toddler teachers. She enjoys spending time with her son and at The Gym. She is passionate about creating an environment that provides support and encourages responsive and reciprocal relationships with tamariki and their whanau. She believes that tamariki need opportunities to take risks, problem solve and become life-long learners
Sam O - Teacher-in-training
Sam O is our teacher-in-training and is outgoing and loves connecting with people of all ages. She enjoys the outdoors and providing a fun, safe environment where tamariki can learn and grow. She likes to create an enthusiastic, positive environment where tamariki learn through having fun!
Dixie - Nursery Kaiako
Navila - Nursery Kaiako
Raewyn - Kaiako
Jordan - Kaiako