OUR STAFF

Aarti Lal

Manager

Degree:Diploma in General and Obstetric Nursing
Experience:13 Years in Nursing (10 in Pediatrics Nursing)
Hobbies:Cooking, Music, Dancing, Travelling and Meeting People
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:21 Years in Education (12 years in Preschool Education)
Hobbies:Travelling, Cooking
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.

Marie Tiatia

Teacher

Degree:Bachelor of Childhood Education Teaching

Kia ora and Talofa lava. I am Marie Tiatia. I am Samoan and been living in this country most of the time. I am happily married with four children and a grandmother of one beautiful grandson. I hold a Bachelor of early childhood education teaching. I graduated from Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa early childcare teaching association in 2014.

Navneet Kaur

Teacher

Degree:Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Sat Sri Akaal, Kia Ora and Hello, Warm greetings to all the Little Feet families. My name is Navneet Kaur and I came to New Zealand from India in 2016. I completed my Bachelor and Masters in English from India in 2015 and came here to gain knowledge about early childhood sector. After completing my course, I have developed a keen interest in early childhood and become passionate about contributing to the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of young children.
I am very excited to join Little Feet Childcare team and be a part of this busy learning community. My goal as a teacher is to guide and provide children with a rich environment where they can feel safe to explore and independent to express their feelings. I appreciate all the knowledge our rising stars bring to the centre and love the way they share their knowledge with their peers and teachers.I am looking forward to work with fabulous Little Feet family.

Araadhana Sharma

Teacher

Degree:Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)
Experience:10 years in Education (1 year in ECE)
Hobbies:Baking, Travelling and Watching TV dramas.
Kia ora and greetings to you all. I am Araadhana Sharma, a qualified and registered teacher in this lovely centre. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from the New Zealand Tertiary College, Greenlane as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
I very much believe that every child is unique and they all should be appreciated as an individual. To me children are curious but competent learners who are forever exploring and experimenting their environment. Children through their various play and wonder are able to gain confidence and motivation to their early learning.
I look forward to engaging with your child and create many magnificent moments with them.

Reena Kumar

Cook

Degree:Certificate in Food Safety & ECE Level 3
Experience:3 Years in Preschool Cooking
Hobbies:Cooking, Singing, Knitting, Gardening and Meeting People
Hello. My name is Reena Kumar. I joined Little Feet Childcare in 2013. I am the Centre cook. I completed Early Childcare Education and Care (Level 3) in 2012.I also obtained my Food Safety Certificate from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2014. Every day I prepare food with lot of interest and provide a range of healthy and fresh food to our wonderful and gorgeous children. I strongly believe that the nutritional needs of our children are a priority. The food a child eats in their early years can influence their dietary habits in later years of life.

Annu Reddy

Supervisor

Degree:Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood
Experience:25 Years (2 Years in Preschool Education)
Hobbies:Meeting People, Cooking, Sports and Watching Movies
Kia Ora, Namaste and Bula everyone. I am Annu Reddy and I am originally from Fiji Islands. I have a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood from The University of Auckland.
I have been working for Little Feet Childcare since 2015. I like working in this community because of its’ unique cultural diversity and the close relationship we have with the children, whanau, and the wider community.
I am an energetic and enthusiastic mother who enjoys challenges and achieving the desired goals. I believe that every child is unique and precious in their own way and should be nurtured and appreciated as they are. I provide support and guidance for the children to develop holistically and give them the freedom to express their feelings and become confident learners.

Shweta

Teacher

Degree:Post Graduate diploma in ECE
Experience:11 years in Education (2 years in ECE)
Hobbies:Travelling, music and dancing
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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.

Harbhajan Kaur

Teacher

Degree:Post graduate diploma in ECE
Experience:23 years in Education (4 years
in Preschool Education)
Hobbies:Art/Craft/Painting, interaction with people, dance and music
Sat Sri Akal, Namaste, Talofa lava, Kia Orana, Malo E Lelei, Kia Ora everyone,
My name is Harbhajan Kaur (Harry). I am from India (Chandigarh). I am one of the staff members at Little Feet and I am proud to be part of Little Feet family. I started my teaching career in the year 1995 after completing my bachelor’s degree in education. I have huge passion for children and throughout my teaching career I worked with children of different age groups. I started my career as Pre School teacher in the year 2014 after gaining my teacher registration and completing my post graduate diploma in ECE from New Zealand Tertiary College. I believe that each child has the ability and strength that help them grow as uniquely intelligent individuals. Therefore, being able to create a space for children to feel safe, to belong, to learn and to grow in Little Feet makes me feel overwhelming and very special. I love that childcare is different everyday & I’m excited to be a part of your child’s journey of learning something new & growing every day. I look forward to meeting you.