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

  • Noeleen

    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 15 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.

  • Rosie

    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

    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

    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.

  • Cindy

    Cindy

    I was born in Taiwan and have been living in New Zealand for more than 15 years. I graduated from Auckland University in 2004 and returned in 2007 to get my Graduate Diploma in ECE. I enjoy creating music, playing the key board and singing with the children. I believe that music stimulates children's ability to be both creative and imaginative.

  • Kiri

    Kiri

    In late 2016 I completed a Graduate Diploma of ECE fulfilling my dream to train and work as an Early Childhood Teacher. Early in 2017 I gained provisional certification as an early childhood teacher. I have degrees in Psychology, Community and Family Studies. I am passionate about music, singing and the performing arts and believe that music inspires and sparks creativity. I'm also a strong believer in building a child's self esteem by nurturing their individuality and interests.

  • Aimee

    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!

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine

    I graduated earlier this year 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

    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.