Meet the Team
I have worked in early childhood for over 20 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 previously worked as a nanny and am currently training to become an early childhood teacher. I joined the team in 2017. I grew up in Onehunga but now live on the North Shore with my husband Connor. In my spare time I enjoy going for walks and spending time with friends and family.
I came to New Zealand when I was 21. I meet a great kiwi guy (now my better half), moved to New Zealand and have two wonderful children.
I have been working within customer services/admin for more than 20 years now and have extensive knowledge of various systems within the logistics, export, import, hospitality and now educational sector. I have been with One Tree Hill Kindy since 2012.
I enjoy my everyday busy life with two school aged children and the occasional travelling within NZ and abroad where we mainly visit family and friends in Denmark and England.
Teacher / Relieving Teacher
Kia Ora whānau. I am very fortunate to have been a part of the One Tree Hill Kindergarten community as a parent since 2008. I have been a stay at home Mum for the past 18 years. This is where I developed an interest and passion for the early years, leading me to complete a Bachelor of Education (ECE). In my spare time I love to read, bake, go for walks through Cornwall Park and go to the movies
When we have the opportunity my husband Godfrey and I love to take our tamariki away on adventures to Waipu Cove and Opononi in the Hokianga.
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 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 : )