Our North Shore Preschool Teacher Profiles

Our teaching staff has been influenced by both the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and Magda Gerber’s childcare philosophy.

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

  • Joey

     
    “Kumusta” (Hello) my name is Joey, I have been in the Early Childhood Education sector for the past 9 years here in New Zealand and 16 years back in my country, the Philippines.  I am a fully qualified and registered Early Childhood Teacher

    I am married to my lovely wife Mia and we have 3 lovely girls now grown up, Alexa (27) Mariele (24) and Sofhia (19), and a son in-law Nikko who is married to my eldest daughter.

    I love spending time with my family and if time allows I enjoy doing outdoor a

    Joey

     
    “Kumusta” (Hello) my name is Joey, I have been in the Early Childhood Education sector for the past 9 years here in New Zealand and 16 years back in my country, the Philippines.  I am a fully qualified and registered Early Childhood Teacher

    I am married to my lovely wife Mia and we have 3 lovely girls now grown up, Alexa (27) Mariele (24) and Sofhia (19), and a son in-law Nikko who is married to my eldest daughter.

    I love spending time with my family and if time allows I enjoy doing outdoor activity, motorsports, and doing DIY jobs.

    I believe that "The education of even a small child does not aim at preparing him only for school, but for life."

     

  • Grace

    I  have been working at Kindy Cottage as a Teacher-in-Training since early 2017. I fell in love with teaching in Cambodia where I taught English for 6 months at preschool level and returned home to continue the dream. I am furthering my education and studying towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. In doing this I can make the greatest difference and contribution to tamariki learning and experiences. I flourish best in arts and crafts, sports and music.

    Grace

     have been working at Kindy Cottage as a Teacher-in-Training since early 2017. I fell in love with teaching in Cambodia where I taught English for 6 months at preschool level and returned home to continue the dream. I am furthering my education and studying towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. In doing this I can make the greatest difference and contribution to tamariki learning and experiences. I flourish best in arts and crafts, sports and music.

  • Georgia

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    Georgia

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  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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!

    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!

  • 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.

    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.

Please see our ERO report and testimonials for more information about the quality of our childcare. Contact us to discuss childcare costs, including WINZ subsidies and the 20 hours ECE subsidy.