Our Teachers

We love what we do and are committed to providing a great preschool experience for your child. our staff are all highly experienced, enthusiastic, and qualified ECE teachers. They value individual and group learning and care for your child as they would their own. We recognise that as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important educator, and we will create a positive partnership with you to develop your child’s interests and love of learning.

Teaching Staff in alphabetical order of first name


Masami Astill: Infants Support Teacher

Nevenka Zivkovich: Infants Support Teacher

Nikki Wasson: B Tchg (ECE) – currently on maternity leave

Children have been my passion for as long as I can remember.  I always dreamed about being a teacher and I now get the opportunity, to work alongside our littlest people on a daily basis.  Scaffolding their journeys as I encourage the hopes, dreams and foster their learning fills me with a great sense of pride.  Knowing that I have played a part (even if only little) in preparing them for wherever their life may take them.

Renee Tipene: B Tchg (ECE)

Taryn Rench: B Tchg (ECE)

Two Years and Older 

Dania Norman: B Tchg (ECE)

I love working as a teacher in early childhood education because I am passionate about making a meaningful and positive difference in each child’s life.  I love working together with children to explore the world by encouraging questioning, diversity, caring, and a love of learning.

Teaching is a two way street and children teach us to see the beauty of the little things, they fill each day with fun, love, exploration, wonderment and awe!  I couldn’t ask for a more fulfilling career.

Hayley Pascoe: Bachelor of Arts (English), B Tchg (Primary), Dip Tchg (ECE)

Kayla Gravatt: B Tchg (ECE)

I love teaching because of the meaningful relationships you make with the children and their whanau.  Every day is something different, I get to help children unravel their uniqueness and watch them fall in love with a concept or an idea.  I hope that my teaching can influence a child’s life to help them grow and become confident explorers of their own lives.

Marilyn Ruwhiu: Dip Tchg (ECE) – currently covering maternity leave at Headstart

Katrina Peita

Peta Kell

Zoe Letica: B Tchg (ECE) – Person Responsible of Centre