We believe in guiding each child to their full potential as confident and competent learners.

  • Rosie


    Head Teacher - Caterpillars.     I have been working in ECE for over 10 years in the U.K. and N.Z.. I completed my Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE) at the University of Canterbury. I love the 'home away from home' feel of Kindy Cottage. My specialist interest is in infant and toddler care. I am passionate about respectful practice, open-ended play experiences/ resources. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with friends and family and travelling.

  • Kimi


    Head Teacher - Butterflies.     I have been working at Kindy Cottage since 2007. During that time I have had two children that have both attended the Centre. I gained my Bachelor of Education from AUT. I have worked as an Early Childhood Teacher in N.Z. and Japan. I believe NZ has a great way of respecting children as unique individuals and has an outstanding outdoors environment for children. I enjoy camping, bush walking and caving with my family.

  • Lynette


    I have a Dip Tch ECE and have been teaching for a number of years with the last seven years at Kindy Cottage. My passions in early childhood education are books, art (mixed media, drawing and painting) and learning through play. My interests outside work are photography, reading, card making and cooking.

  • Aimee


    I am from Ireland and completed my Early Childhood qualification there. I have worked in Ireland, Australia and N.Z. as an Early Childhood teacher. I adore children and love to see them grow and learn each day. I have fallen in love with New Zealand and instantly liked Kindy Cottage with its homely feel. When I am not teaching I spend time relaxing with my partner, friends and family enjoying this beautiful country!

  • Bianca


    I am a passionate and experienced teacher who cares deeply about the wellbeing of children and their families. My philosophy is underpinned by principles of respect, relationships and responsiveness inspired by the RIE philosophy. I completed my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at Auckland University in 2012. I joined Kindy Cottage in early 2018 and I am delighted to have my one year old daughter enrolled here. My interests include baking, gardening reading and spending time with family and friends.



  • Noeleen


    I am a qualified teacher with a Higher Diploma in Education. My teaching career has included time in both primary and early childhood. I have spent the last 17 years with Kindy Cottage. I am interested in the development of a well-rounded child and encouraging independence. My specific interests are story telling, books and the written word. I enjoy gardening and cycling in my spare time.

  • Jasmine


    I graduated in early 2017 with a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (ECE). My experience with my own children motivated me to change my career to early childhood education after having worked in business in China, UK and UAE before moving to N.Z. I am particularly inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy in teaching. I’m delighted to be part of the team here at Kindy Cottage and love seeing the children grow and learn with us.

  • Sara


    I  have worked at Kindy Cottage since the beginning of 2017 after moving to Auckland from the UK.  I worked as a Nursery Nurse in the UK and volunteered for different organisations in roles working with under 5's through to teenagers. I studied health science at degree level and transferred it over to childhood and youth studies before moving to NZ. I have always loved being around children and have 5 of my own as well as fostering a few children. I have worked as a reliever at Kindy Cottage and am very pleased to now be working here permanently.