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Meet the Team



Head Teacher

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.



Kindy Assistant

Halo, Apa kabar? I grew up in Indonesia.  In 2007 I emigrated with my husband and daughter to New Zealand, we lived in Wellington for a couple of months before moving to Auckland.  I had another two children who attended One Tree hill Kindy.  I completed a degree in Food Technology but decided to train and work in ECE.  I have been relieving here for four years.  In my spare time, I love spending time with my teenage children and doing outdoor activities with them; swimming, kayaking, biking or 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 : )

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