We love what we do and are committed to providing a great preschool experience for your child. Our staff are highly experienced and enthusiastic, with both qualified ECE teachers and support teachers in the team. 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.

Marilyn Ruwhiu - Dip Tchg (ECE) : Teacher Over Twos / Centre Person Responsible 

Being involved in the growth and development of any child is what I am passionate about.  Building authentic, loving relationships with children enables the child to feel safe and nurtured and therefore become who they are truly meant to be.

Dania Norman - B Tchg (ECE):Teacher Under Twos

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.

Taryn Rench - B Tchg (ECE): Teacher Under Twos / Overs Twos

Why I love teaching… Children have the ability to see the world in such an admirable way, I learn so much from our tamariki daily and am reminded to be grateful of the simpler things in life. Their minds are forever developing and to witness milestones, and capture moments makes this a career I love waking up to go to work for.

Hayley Pascoe - B Tchg (Primary) & Dip Tchg (ECE):Teacher Over Twos

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love working alongside children and seeing the world through their eyes. I love to be part of their learning journey and celebrating with them as they master new skills, reach their goals and discover new and exciting things. I think children are incredibly creative, passionate, resilient and determined and I’m sure I learn just as much from them as they do from me!

Kayla Gravatt - B Tchg (ECE):Teacher Over Twos

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.

Nevenka Zivkovich:  Support Teacher Under Twos

I love my role as support teacher, as it allows me to build strong relationships with all the children across the centre, from our littlest infants right up to our big Tuakana children. I love the diversity of my role and the ability it gives me the support the rest of the team.

Katrina Peita: Support Teacher Over Twos

I love Springbank Preschool, I love the teachers and the children and have always had a passion to be around and learn with children.  Not only do I  gain more skills for myself, but I can help the children discover and develop their skills and confidence as well.

Emma Gerrard: Support Teacher Under Twos

I love being a Preschool teacher, it has always been the job I have wanted to do ever since I was younger. I love being able to teach new skills, see their faces light up when they achieve something new and being able to celebrate their accomplishments with them.  I love how every day is something different.

Masami Astill: Support Teacher Over Twos

I love working with children, and the possibilities they have.  Children have unlimited potential and this is exciting! Also children are honest and motivate me to work as a team.

Helen Morris - B Tchg (ECE): Teacher Over Twos - currently on maternity leave

Peta Kell: Support Relief Teacher

Charli Conner: Student Teacher and Support Teacher

Melissa Foster: Support Relief Teacher

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