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Our Early Learning School Team

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 and qualified early childhood education teacher, Jane is known for respecting and celebrating each child’s uniqueness, passions and strengths. She takes pride in building strong connections with our preschool families/whanau and the wider community.

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  • Shiree - ELS 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 our new families!


  • 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.

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  • Ellie - Toddler Team

    A qualified and provisionally registered teacher, Ellie is known for developing children’s knowledge and experiences they bring from their socio-cultural environment into their personal interests and inquiries.

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  • Kara - Toddler Team

    Tara has been working in early childhood education for over ten years and believes that children’s learning and development flourishes when children feel that they are respected, listened to, offered appropriate learning experiences, and empowered to follow their interests.

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  • Heidi - Nursery Team

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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