Meet our Team

Sarah

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Hi my name is Sarah and I am the Head Teacher here at Eduplay Westgate. I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2003 and I am qualified in both Early Childhood and Primary Teaching and have two children of my own. I have worked with many age groups, lead teaching teams and worked as a centre manager and curriculum advisor. I am really looking forward to building a great teaching team and serving your families and our community here at Eduplay Westgate.

Timena

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, My name is Timena and I am the centre administrator. I have a bachelor of Fine Arts and have 4 years’ experience working In childcare. I love meeting new people and doing anything I can to help our team be the best we can be.

Dannii

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My name is Danielle, although I often get called Dannii. I am a fully registered teacher and have been working with children for over seven years. Free play is a philosophy which I practice, providing each child with the resources they need to grow, learn and adapt their discoveries within their personal development. I practice both bicultural and multicultural beliefs and try my hardest to include a range of diverse phrases from other languages, so please feel free to support me on this goal!

Laura

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Hi everyone, my name is Laura. I am originally from Croatia and came here when I was 3 years old. I love New Zealand and call it my home. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 12 years and hold a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. I have 2 children of my own. I believe each individual child has their own urges and interests that I believe is important to support throughout their precious preschool years. Supporting children from such a young age is my favourite as you get to see them grow from the beginning and watch their achievements over the years. I look forward to meeting you all and building a lovely relationship with your children and family.

Toni

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Kia Ora, my name is Toni. I have been working in early childhood for 7 years and have a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I have a strong passion for children and believe each child is a unique individual with lots of potential to learn and grow.I look forward to learning more about your children and watching them grow while they are here.

Kristal

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Hello, I'm Kristal and I am a mother of two boys and have only just begun my journey as an unqualified early childcare teacher. I have always been very passionate about working with children and encouraging each child’s individual personalities to grow as well as their interests. My hobbies include baking, going to the beach and trying out different bush walks with my family. I am looking forward to meeting all the families here at Eduplay.

Kaitlin

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My name is Kaitlin and I am currently studying towards my bachelor of ECE. I am very passionate about children and ensuring that their individuals needs are being met, as well as supporting them to recognise themselves as the strong and competent learners that they are. If I’m not studying you’ll often find me with my friends/family or at the beach with a book in hand. I look forward to meeting you all and building a great relationship with you and your child.

Sarah

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Hi, I'm Sarah and you’ll find me in the kitchen here at Eduplay. I’ve been a chef for over 10 years and am a mother to 2 young boys, so I’m very experienced with feeding the toughest critics. I have a lot of experience with allergies, intolerances and other special dietary requirements. I look forward to feeding all the families here at Eduplay.

Tia

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Talofa Lava everyone, I’m Natia but you can call me Tia. I’m an unqualified teacher and have been teaching for 3 years with all ages as well as having a Level 3 food safety certificate. I’m from Samoa and visit my family often. My hobbies include, travelling, sports and music. I enjoy art and messy play and value strong relationships with the children and parents. Come and say hello when you can, I can’t wait to meet you.