A Papatoetoe staff


Aarti Lal


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


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.



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.


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.



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.



Degree: Diploma in Primary Teaching and Bachelor of Education E.C.E (NZ)
Experience:30 years in Teaching
I am Rup Mani. I am a New Zealand citizen. I have been in the teaching profession for more than thirty years which also includes teaching in Fiji as a primary school teacher and as an educator in early childhood .After coming to New Zealand I studied to be an early childhood teacher from M.I.T.I have been in the E.C.E field as a teacher for more than fifteen years. Before joining Little Feet Childcare I have worked in various Centres as a Room teacher, a team leader , a centre supervisor and a Centre Manager. I live in Whitford, Howick with my husband two children and a daughter-in – law. My hobbies are as follows: reading, going for walks, gardening and catching up with friends. I love being with children and help them to become better learners through play. I am always keen to learn more and open for suggestions to improve my practice I hope to enjoy my teaching journey in my present Centre.
Thank you.