Our Little Minds team

We are a dedicated and passionate team consisting of 7  Qualified and Certified ECE Teachers,  2 teachers in training and 1 unqualified support staff.  Our Teachers and staff  have all been carefully chosen, not only for their qualifications and experience, but also for their passion to make a positive difference in the lives of the children they teach.

Kia Ora my name is Emma Reader.

I am a fully qualified and registered teacher, with a passion for working with infants and toddlers.

Since graduating with my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) in 2014 I have worked specifically with this age group and believe it is a privilege to be a part of your child's learning journey. This journey involves knowing each child and delighting in every wonder they discover as they play


Kia Ora my name is Jordan.

I live in Te Awamutu and am I am a teacher in training studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).

I am a mother of two children, Miah is 5 and Carter is 3. I love working with children at their level and assisting them to explore their interests, embrace their strenghts and help them to thrive.

Hello, I am Kayla Wihongi.

I am married and we are expecting our first baby, due in October 2020. We did live in Te Awamutu but have recently moved to   Hamilton. I am a qualified nanny and I have had 3 years experience working in a local preschool.

I really enjoy watching children learn and grow and planning fun activities with them. I have started my ECE Teacher training in February 2020 and am really excited to learn and grow with the teaching team at Little Minds.

Kia Ora my name is Shayla and I am 24 years old.

I live in Te Awamutu and I have been at Little Minds since December 2018. I love working with the babies and enjoy seeing them grow and thrive with us.

I am excited to build successful reciprocal relationships with children, teachers, whaanau. I am a qualified Beauty Therapist by trade and still enjoy doing this in my spare time.

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Little Minds Early Learning Centre follows the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Te Whariki Early Learning Curriculum.

ECE funding available

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