A Papatoetoe staff

OUR STAFF

Aarti Lal

Manager

Degree:Diploma in General and Obstetric Nursing
Experience:13 Years in Nursing (10 in Pediatrics Nursing)
Being a mother of two wonderful children and with a Pediatrics Nursing background I believe that the early years of a child’s life is most important and therefore it is our responsibility as adults to ensure that our children get the best of everything in life in terms of love, care and education which will make them a confident and competent member of our society. I enjoy working collaboratively with parents, families and teachers towards the goal of ensuring that our children are nurtured in a warm, loving and caring environment which will give them a sense of belongings.I am looking forward to meeting you all and welcome you to our Little Feet family.

Araadhana Sharma

Supervisor

Degree:Graduate Diploma in Teaching(ECE)
Experience:10 years in Education (4 year in ECE)
Kia Ora. Ko Araadhana Sharma taku ingoa. I have been with the Little Feet Family since 2017. I believe that teaching the young minds is an exceptional career as this provides me an opportunity to present great teaching moments that leaves a lasting impression on the children’s mind. Children enjoy magical learning moments that is fun and innovative and as an ECE educator I aspire to offer them. I believe in empowering the children to become active explorers who then can shine out as confident and competent learners.

Shweta

Teacher

Degree:Post Graduate diploma in ECE
Experience:11 years in Education (4 years in ECE)
My name is Shweta and I am from New Delhi, India. I did my Bachelor of Education in India and worked as a teacher in an intermediate school for nine years. I moved to New Zealand in 2016 and did Post graduate diploma in early childhood education from New Zealand Tertiary College. I have been working as an early childhood teacher for the past two years.
I joined Little feet in July 2018, and I am proud to be part of it. I am passionate about providing quality early childhood care and education to our children and feel privileged to be working with a fantastic team of highly experienced professional teachers. I am looking forward to furthering my experience, knowledge and developing strong learning partnerships with whanau.

REENA KUMAR

Teacher Aide & Cook

Degree:Certificate in Food Safety & ECE Level 3
Experience:6 Years in Preschool Cooking
Kia Ora, my name is Reena. I am a cook at Little Feet Childcare Centre. I have been working with the Little Feet family for around five years now and has a strong sense of belonging. I am caring, hardworking and patient person. Everyday, I prepare food with love and provide a range of healthy food habits to our wonderful kids in the centre. I believe that nutritional needs of our children are our priority. So, it is important to instill good habits and a healthy relationship with food from early age.

Gurmeet Kaur

Teacher

Degree:Postgraduate diploma in Early Childhood Education
Experience:4.5 years in ECE
My name is Gurmeet Kaur and I am basically from Northern part of India (Punjab). I have done postgraduate diploma in Early Childhood Education. I am a registered teacher and have experience of about 4 and a half year. It’s my pleasure to be part of Little Feet Childcare Centre, Papatoetoe. It’s a great learning opportunity for me. I have passion towards teaching and enjoying playing with children. My philosophy is to create a safe, caring and supportive environment where everyone grows and learn. I have interest in understanding them and learning the way they grow up. Looking forward to know and to learn more about children.

PRIYA CHAND

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor of Education (ECE)
Experience:7 years in ECE and 1 year Primary Teaching
Kia – Ora, my name is Priya Chand Kumar and I am from a beautiful Island called Fiji. I migrated to New Zealand in 2008 and obtained my Bachelor of Education (ECE) in 2012 from Manukau Institute of Technology. I am fully registered with the New Zealand Teacher Council and I have 7years of experience working with the young children across Auckland. Together with this, I also hold a Diploma in Montessori education and recently I have completed Post Graduate in Primary teaching.
My passion in early childhood is to provide a stimulating natural environment for children to learn and I believe in providing an environment that is challenging, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing that encourages our friends to become confident and confident learners.

JERILYN CAWA-ING

Teacher

Degree:Diploma in Educational Facilitation (Advanced) Level 7 (NZ)
Experience:15 years in Education (4 years in ECE)
Kia ora. Magandang araw po sa lahat. Good day to all. I am JERILYN CAWA-ING. I am originally from Philippines where I worked as a primary teacher. I also had more than one year teaching English as a Second Language in China.
It is an honour to be a part of Little Feet Childcare family. In March 2019, I was very lucky to join the very supportive team with my goal to make a positive difference to learners. I believe that every child has the right to learn and grow in their own pace and unique learning technique. I also believe that children’s personal environment most especially their own family/whanau must be actively involved in this critical stage of development.