Our dedicated teachers strive to create an inclusive atmosphere by listening actively to each child and responding to their needs and interests. We believe that forming strong relationships is key to boosting your child’s curiosity, wonder, and involvement.

Positioned alongside our Primary School and College, our early learning team offers the same care, support, and safe and nurturing environment found within our world-class school.


Jane - Centre Manager

An experienced teacher, Jane believes in building strong relationships with families to support children's innate desire to explore and make sense of the world around them. Jane aspires for children to build on working theories and build a strong sense of self-identity.

Shiree - Administrator

Mum of three, Shiree, joins us as a part-time receptionist and administrator. With a wealth of experience in the education sector, Shiree values New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage and believes in promoting a multi-cultural environment.

Shiree is keen to help support and develop our Early Learning School as we continue to provide the highest quality of early childhood education possible for children in our care.


Laxmi - Preschool Team Leader

A team leader at ACG Parnell Early Learning School, Laxmi has been a registered teacher for over 30 years. By providing knowledge, skills and values, Laxmi instils a lifelong love of learning in her young students and encourages children to discover their full potential.


Kim - Preschool Team

Kim seeks to foster and extend each child’s inquisitive nature by providing a secure, happy and stimulating environment. Her wealth of experience in early childhood education ensures she can cater for all levels of development.

Sara - Preschool Team

Sara is a newly graduated teacher from New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) and has a huge passion for engaging and providing kids with the assistance they need to grow into fully compatible individuals.  She has a positive can-do attitude and is extremely excited to join the community and meet new families.


Karen - Preschool Team

Karen holds a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and has over 8 years of teaching experience. She is committed to creating a fun learning environment to nurture and empower children to the best of their ability.


Georgia - Toddler Team Leader

As a fully qualified and registered teacher, Georgia’s focus lies in gaining a deeper understanding of each child – and the way they think, experiment, and play – to achieve the best learning outcomes.


Manpreet - Toddler Team

Manpreet sees each child as a unique individual who requires a loving, secure, and safe environment to grow holistically. As a fully qualified teacher, she is aware of the importance of teamwork, particularly respecting other teacher’s points of view, values and beliefs.



Annabella - Toddler Team

Annabella is passionate about working with children and their families and believes that a safe, fun, and engaging learning environment plays a key role for young children’s holistic wellbeing and development.  She endeavors to inspire children to develop their sense of confidence and competency through everyday teaching, and parent-teacher collaboration.



Heidi - Nursery Team Leader

Heidi has always had a strong interest in early learning and has been teaching since 2017. Building relationships with children is one of her favourite parts of being a teacher.


Dianne - Nursery Team

Dianne is originally from the Philippines and is a provisionally certified teacher, holding a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Dianne believes that all children are unique and must have an encouraging learning environment where they can develop their physical, mental, emotional, and social competence.


Candice - Nursery Team

Candice is passionate about supporting child in a positive and stimulating environment that encourages their curiosity, creativity and sense of wonder.  She strongly believes that quality early childhood education is based on mutual respect and trusting communication with children, parents and teachers.


Cassandra - Support teacher

Cassandra has always had a keen interest to be involved in helping the younger generation grow and reach their full potential. She looks forward to helping young children reach their individual milestones and have fun along the way.