Meet The Team
Kia Ora, I am Ashmeeta and I am a fully qualified with Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE) and certificated teacher. I have been teaching for 15 years in the ece sector. Teaching is my passion and I love to make a difference in every child’s life. I love to see children develop into their own unique, personal being. It is important to empower children’s learning by building good relationship with their families, community, and sharing knowledge to grow alongside them. However, my role as a centre manager and an administrator I still enjoy the childcare environment and seeing the satisfaction on everyone’s face.
Kia Ora, I am Nalina and I am a fully qualified certificated teacher. I have taught in Primary schools, preschools, toddlers and now I am enjoying my time in Infants and toddlers area. I believe children are gift from God and entrusted to us by parents. In partnership with parents I am dedicated to developing each child’s full potential by providing outstanding early childhood care and education. The good life is one inspired by none and guided by knowledge and I do believe in making a difference.
My name is Akesa. I hail from the Beautiful Islands of Fiji. I am a qualified, provisionally certificated teacher and currently working towards gaining fully certificated. I have graduated with Bachelor of Education form University of Auckland in 2015. I believe that life is all about gaining knowledge and sharing what we learned with others. I also believe that Diversity is an asset to every learning environment where each child has some sort of knowledge to share with peers. My goal as an Educator is to provide children with a rich diverse environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning and feel free to express themselves. Vinaka, Thank you.
Kia Orana, My name is Florence and I am of Cook Island Maori decent. My late mother Vaine was a devoted ECE teacher for most of her life. Following her footsteps into Early Childhood wasn’t thought upon often, but I now share the same joy and passion she gained from this line of work. I have been privileged to work alongside a driven team of ECE teachers for the past 2-3yrs and it has been such a growing experience. I’ve always had a warm heart towards children & caring for them, which is why I enjoy what I do. The core of who I am bases from my belief in God. I also believe that God is our loving Heavenly Father, and that we are all his children. This knowledge helps me to stay motivated in my job as an Early Childhood educator. Meitaki maata.
Kia Ora, Bula, Namaste, My name is Rajeshni and I am originally from Fiji. I have been in New Zealand for the last 10 years. I graduated with Bachelor in ECE in 2013 and have been teaching ever since. I love to educate the young minds. I believe in providing an environment that is fun, challenging, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing that encourages our young children to become confident and capable explorers. Thank you.
Kia Ora, My name is Amber. I am a qualified chef and I have a passion to plan and cook delicious, nutritious and healthy meals. I am fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with the children who on occasions help prepare for the meals. I enjoy creating yummy meals and seeing the smile and satisfaction in children. I enjoy nurturing children’s health, hygiene and their wellbeing. I also enjoy painting and creating beautiful art around the centre.
Kia Ora, My name is Michelle and I am a fully qualified and certificated teacher. I have been teaching at Learning Steps for 4 years. Teaching is extraordinary. It is the only field where I have had the opportunity to change children’s lives and futures every day. Teaching has given me an opportunity to learn and grow. Continually working with young children has taught me to open my mind and heart to embrace joy, grow emotionally, socially and intellectually. I will cherish each and every teachable moment with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart. “It is the supreme art of a teacher to awaken the joy in creative expression and knowledge” Albert Einstein
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