A YATES RD 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.

Stella Oluchi Okorogu

Teacher

Degree:Graduate Diploma in Teaching(ECE)
Experience:More than 10 Years in ECE
My name is Stella Oluchi Okorogu, I am a teacher with many years of experience from Nigeria, having taught children of different ages in primary and secondary school. I am qualified and fully registered ECE Teacher and I am a New Zealand Citizen I have more than ten (10) years of professional experience working in early childhood centre here in New Zealand. As an ECE teacher I believe there are incredible potentials in every seed and the child is like a mustard seed which can germinate and grow productively when provided with favourable environment of good soil, light, water, nutrient, protection and guidance by adults to realise his/her full potentials. I also believe children’s play knows no boundary or time limit so long as the child is interested in the play activity, I believe most times play leads the child to great discoveries of personal worth, abilities and skills. I value and appreciate the views, opinions and aspirations of parents for their children and recognise parents/whanau as the child’s first home teachers who are a vital resource.

Priya Chand

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor of Education (ECE)
Experience:08 years in ECE
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.

Satendra Kumar

Teacher

Degree:Master’s in Education
Experience:30 years as a Primary Teacher and Education Officer
I am Satendra Kumar from Fiji. My vision is “TO DO BETTER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY”. I am delighted to be engaged with Little Feet Child Care Centre.
I am looking forward to build positive, lasting relationship with the Little Feet Child Care family. Being a teacher, head teacher and education officer for the last 30 years, I love to be attached with teaching and would like to make a difference in the lives of the children under my care.

Sushi Lata

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor’s in education
Experience:25 years as a Primary Teacher
Hi, I am Sushi. A very warm greetings to you.
I have much pleasure in taking care of little children and I am fully qualified and licensed to do so. I obtained my Post Graduate Diploma in Education and bachelor’s in education Primary from University of the South Pacific, Fiji. I have taught in various primary schools in Fiji and have joined Little Feet Childcare Centre in Feb 2020.
I was born and bred in Fiji and am happily married with two beautiful daughters. With a vast number of experiences of teaching little children, I am confident my knowledge and experience will guarantee the best care of children at this Centre. I work with dedication and I always put in my best to render services to satisfaction.

Tuiga Pose Vaialia

Teacher

Degree:Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Experience:7 years in ECE
My name is Tuiga Pose Vaialia. I am a young Samoan mother of 47 years of age. I am married and two girls. I am a caring, living, humble and trustworthy person.
At the Centre of my teaching philosophy is the concept of children, families and their identities. I committed myself to promote and encourage the children and their families to feel confident, competent and build great relationships with other people.
I love to support mad make fun with my colleagues to make sure everyone is happy.

Nonita Mellsop

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
Experience:20 years in ECE
Kumusta. My name is Nonita Mellsop and I originally came from the Philippines. I have been living in New Zealand since 1993 with my Kiwi husband and two children. During my free time, I enjoy gardening, cooking and beekeeping. I started working with children in Hong Kong in 1991 with a charitable organization and this was my gateway to early childhood teaching. I have been teaching in New Zealand for 20 years with qualifications of Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor in Education. It has always been my passion to teach/train children in the way they should go. I believe that whatever children learn in early childhood are foundational for their future not only in school but through adulthood. If you are interested to know more about beekeeping or gardening, I would be happy to share my knowledge and experiences with you. May God bless us all.

Maingel Duldulao

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor in Elementary Education
Experience:3 years in ECE
My name is Maingel Duldulao, married and have two kids. I and my family came to New Zealand in 2015 together. I attained my Bachelor in Elementary Education in the Philippines and acquired my Teacher Registration here in New Zealand. In addition, I decided to come here to explore and gain more new knowledge. Also, to seek greener pasture as well. Teaching and learning have been my passion and very committed in doing my best to meet all the necessary approach and method in teaching to become an effective teacher and a role model.

Anita Gill

Teacher Aide

Experience:12 years in ECE
I am Anita Gill, I have come from the Queen of Mountains called Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India. I am happily married in a Punjabi family. I have been blessed with 2 children and I’ve achieved a Bachelor of Arts. I have a Diploma in Coaching Volleyball, a Master’s in Hindi Language, and a master’s in Physical Education from Punjab University Chandigarh. I have a vast and lengthy experience working with children. I’ve worked as a playground coordinator for the children above the age of two. I’ve worked in baby and toddler areas. I am very passionate about the baby area. My aim is to build each child’s foundation for learning, moving and communicating.
Sat Shri Akal

Kasileta Kalolo

Teacher Aide

Experience: 2.5 years in ECE as a Teacher Aide
Talofa Lava and Greetings
I am Kasileta Kalolo also known as Leka. Born and raised in Samoa. I am married and I have three beautiful children. I have a wide range of experiences with managing with young children from primary school and early childhood sector (4 years age in Primary and 3 years in ECE). I also have experience with preparing and cooking healthy meals for ECE. I am passionate teaching culture and language to others.
I believe in teaching children with love and caring attitude to enable them to be good leaders in future.
Faamanuia mai le Atua
Faafetai Lava

Srishti Sharma

Teacher Aide

Experience:1 years in ECE as a Teacher Aide
Kia ora and Namaste everyone
My name is Srishti Sharma and I belong to the capital of India called as New Delhi. I have done my Bachelor and Master’s in Computer Science. During my master’s days, I started working for a non-profit government organization where I used to teach underprivileged children and this opportunity gave me immense pleasure and made me determined to do something in education field. So, I came to New Zealand in 2018 to pursue Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I became a part of Little Feet family as a reliever in May 2019. I enjoy working with children where I get to interact with them and their whanau and understand their needs. Educating children is a prominent job and I am grateful to be a part of it.

Kanta Kaushalia

Teacher Aide

Experience:3 years in ECE and 3 years in Special Needs
Kia Ora, Bula Vinaka and Namaste everyone.
My name is Kanta Kaushalia and I hail from the beautiful Islands of Fiji. I would like to share a bit of my career background with you all. In the year 2014, I undertook my training at Ohomairangi Trust, an organization which focuses on providing early intervention services for special needs children in New Zealand. Following my training the above institute, I had an opportunity to work in various Early Childhood Centres in Auckland as an Educational Support Worker. Later in 2017, I joined the Little Feet Childcare Centre as a Teacher Aide and I am absolutely privileged to be part of this big establishment, where a lot of emphasis is given to quality development and education. Therefore, parents your support is our strength to build the future of our generation, because every child matters.

Sapphire Hall

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor of Education (Teaching)
Experience:10 years in ECE
Tena koutou greetings everyone,
Ko Sapphire toku ingoa. My name is Sapphire. I am an ECE qualified teacher who trained at the University of Auckland. I have worked in ECE for over 10 years with all ages. I am passionate to see children thrive in a safe, responsive and stimulating environment. I believe by building trust, strong relationships and great communication we can continue to grow as a learning community. I come from Te Rarawa and Nga Puhi tribes in the Far North, New Zealand. My husband and I have four amazing children. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, shopping, and traveling with my fun family. I am excited to be part of Little Feet, Yates Road. Nga mini nui, thank you very much.

Moria Eteuati

Teacher

Degree:Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
Experience:20 years in ECE
Talofa Lava, Kia Ora and greeting to all friends, whanau and families, teachers and management of Little Feet childcare. My name is Moria Eteuati, married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I am from a beautiful Island of Samoa and it is my pleasure to be part of your learning journey and endeavour to build respectful partnership with everyone. I believed that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help children meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports, risk taking and invited a sharing of ideas.
Faafetai lava / Ka pai.

Yogeshni Yogita Singh

Teacher Aide

Degree:Level 4 certificate in Early Childcare Education
Experience:3 years in ECE as a Teacher Aide
Kia Ora. My name is Yogeshni Yogita Singh. I am originally from Fiji Island. I am married and 3 beautiful children. I have completed my level 4 certificate in Early Childcare Education in 2018 from NZMA. I joined Little Feet in August 2018 as a reliever and I am proud to be part of Little Feet family. I like working and building relationships with children, parents and whanau. I believe that the child’s mind is completely open and ready to explore and develop in many ways. I am looking forward to engaging in many ways. I am looking forward to engaging with your child and create beautiful moments with them.