Meet the Team
I have worked in early childhood for over 25 years and joined One Tree Hill Kindergarten in 2006. Before this I worked in a variety of day-care centres mainly with under twos. I have also worked in Canada and England as a nanny.
Most of my family live in England and when I can I love to go and visit them and of course I still love visiting Canada and the friends I made while living there. I enjoy exploring New Zealand, scrap booking my travel photos, walking, gardening and spending time with friends.
I trained as a kindergarten teacher at Auckland Teachers College where I graduated with a diploma in 1986. I have taught at a number of different kindergartens in Auckland and before starting my family I was Head Teacher at Cuthbert Kindergarten in Onehunga. I enjoy working at One Tree Hill Kindergarten where I have been teaching since 2003. I have lived in Onehunga since 1989 with my husband Robert and we have 3 children. I love going for walks in Cornwall Park, reading and watching sport.
I have enjoyed working with children for over twenty years in England, Scotland and New Zealand. I emigrated from England in 2004 and I enjoy living in this community. I am a mother of two boys, Seth and Joseph. In my spare time I enjoy flax weaving, developing my cooking skills and spending time with my boys. I graduated from Auckland University in 2013 and I have relieved in different centres before joining the team here in August 2014.
I have over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. My family and I moved to New Zealand more than 30 years ago from Hong Kong. I initially gained a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland, however my passion for working with children led me to retrain and I gained my Diploma of Teaching (ECE) in 2001. I have worked in a range of early childhood centres & kindergartens locally and overseas. I live in One Tree Hill with my husband and enjoy spending time with our four fur babies (cats).
¡Hola! I was born in Guadalajara, (the 2nd biggest city in Mexico) where I grew up. I left my home when I was 23 years old and went to England to learn English. I worked mainly as a nanny and au-pair. I then went to Israel and volunteered in a kibbutz where I was assigned to the day care and where I ended meeting my kiwi husband. I arrived in NZ in 1998 and have mostly worked in the travel industry. I have a very active 11 year old son who attended One Tree Hill Kindergarten and loved it! I love handcrafts and cooking, making desserts and cakes the most. One of my favourite things is going to the movies with my son.
I have been working in education for nearly 30 years, teaching in both the primary and early childhood sectors, and came to One Tree Hill Kindy in 2016. I am fortunate to live in Greenlane, so am able to walk regularly in Cornwall Park. I also enjoy the beach, reading, and catching up with friends and family. My husband Peter and I have 3 children, and 7 grandchildren, who we love spending time with.
I was born in the Waikato and lived on a dairy farm in Gordonton with my parents and two brothers. We then exchanged our gumboots for sneakers when we moved to Greenlane for primary school. I have lived in Auckland ever since. I studied and completed a degree in commerce/marketing and then made the decision to train and work as a primary school teacher.
I also LOVE being creative. This led to me starting a small business in graphic design and later in furniture design, while our young family was growing up. I live in One Tree Hill with my husband, 4 children, dog and cat. We are a busy family, what we love most is going on family adventures – paddleboarding, boating, bike trail riding and hiking.
I have been an early childhood educator for around 10 years in the local community, and started at the Kindy in 2016. I am passionate about providing a variety of experiences that engage and follow children’s interests. I live with my husband and lovely daughters. I also have a keen interest in retro and vintage collecting in my spare time, this comes through in some of my fashion choices : )