Our People

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Alice El Hachimi, Assistant Manager

Kia Ora! My name is Alice and I am the Assistant Manager and Head Teacher of the over 2s here at Active Explorers Central Park. I’ve been working in ECE for 26 years and migrated to New Zealand in 2010. I live in Auckland with my husband and 7 year old son. We enjoy taking road trips and exploring new places. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking and baking. Coming from a big family with 26 nephews and nieces, it was a natural progression for me to pursue a career with children and work alongside them to provide support and guidance.

NZQA Assessed (Full registration)

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Maree Naera, Team Leader, Little Kiwis

Hi, my name is Maree. I am happily married with four children aged 21, 18, 10 and 4. I also care for three of my great nephews who are just 5, 4 and 2. So as you can imagine I have a very busy blended family. I started my career 18 years ago and have never looked back. I am a fully qualified and registered teacher. I have spent most of my life in the winter less north (Kaitaia) and moved to Auckland nine years ago. 

Diploma of Teaching (ECE), Fully Registered

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Emma Killens, Teacher in Training

My name is Emma and I am passionate about early childhood education and care. I am a qualified nanny and am currently in my second year of study, working towards gaining my Bachelors in ECE. I enjoy providing sensory play learning experiences for children as I love messy play. I enjoy spending time with friends and family in my spare time.

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Reshmi Palackaparambil, Teacher

Namaskaram, kia ora whanau,

My name is Reshmi. I come from the beautiful South Indian state of Kerala and I live in Auckland with my husband and two children. I was a secondary teacher in my home country and after moving to New Zealand I became inspired by the ECE system here. My passion for working alongside children is watching them grow and develop, and creating special moments through conversation, imagination and friendship. I enjoy the joy and wonder early childhood education has to offer and I feel privileged to be a big part of a child’s early development years.

Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood
Currently completing Teacher Refresher Course