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.

SUNITA KANT

Supervisor

Degree:Graduate Diploma in Teaching(ECE)
Experience:24 Years in Education (12 years in Preschool Education)
Greetings! My name is Sunita Kant. I am originally from Fiji Islands. I joined Little Feet Childcare in 2012 and since then I am proud to be part of its growth and development. My teaching career began in 1996 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of the South Pacific. In 2004 I joined Early Childhood Education and completed my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from University of Auckland in 2007. After gaining my full registration I also obtained a Certificate in first line Business Management (ECE) from Manukau Institute of Technology. In 2008, I became an associate teacher from MIT and since then I also mentor student teachers. I am passionate about providing quality early childhood care and education to all children under our care and feel privileged to be working with a fantastic team of committed professional teachers. My passion also lies in inclusive education as I value individual differences in children and strive to provide equitable learning opportunities and care which meets their needs.My goal is to instil a love for learning in all children by developing a good self-esteem and a foundation for future learning. I look forward to forming a strong partnership with families and whanau.

Amritash Chandra

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
Experience:22 Years as a Primary Teacher
Kia Ora and Bula, my name is Amritash and I am from Fiji. I have been in children education from past 20 years. I believe respectful and loving relationships are the foundation to everything. My philosophy is to provide a safe, caring, peaceful, authentic and beautiful environment where children engage in play and learn through their own will.
I am from Fiji and I hail from such a background which has taught me the values of family or community and importance of respectful practice through love, nurture, trust, kindness, empathy, communication and collaboration. Therefore, I highly value working in partnership with parents and families to provide quality care and education. I feel privileged to be the part of the lives of the children at LITTLE FEET.

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.

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.

Wanlapa Arurothayanon (Lek)

Teacher

Degree:Graduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood
Experience:13 years in ECE
My name is Wanlapa Arurothayanon. I am Chinese from Bangkok, Thailand, a New Zealand citizen by general skills category. I have always working in the education sector and had retrained to be an ECE teacher in 2007-2009 from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Even with over 10 years experiences in early childhood sector I still am learning from the little ones in order to be a better teacher, to create and bring more meaningful lessons to the class each day.
I am so excited to start working at Little Feet as I can see how well trained and happy the children are.
Please feel free to ask if you want to know anything about your children, myself or Thailand especially Thai food.
I am with the pre-school children in Pukeko room and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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.