Our People

Monisha Harjee, Centre Manager
Vivi Liu, Preschool Head Teacher

Kia Ora my name is Vivi and I have been teaching for 13 years. I respect and value the diversity of cultures among our children. I believe each child is truly unique and capable confident learners. I live on the North Shore of Auckland with my husband and our fur baby (dog) Buddy. I truly enjoy being out in my garden and watching it grow and thrive.

Mariette Grevers, Infant Teacher

Kia Ora I am Mariette and I have been teaching young children for ten years. I have worked with all age groups and currently with our lovely little infants. I have three adult children, and also three fur (dog) babies. I enjoy spending time with my family and also in my garden.

Nicole Fifield-Smith, Toddler Teacher

Kia ora I am Nicole and have been teaching for ten years with all age groups under five years old. Most of my experience is with toddlers as they are learning and experiencing so much. I love spending time with my husband fishing, walking our dog each day and relaxing together.

Samantha Davidson, Preschool Teacher

Hi I am Samantha but like being called Sam, I am originally from Timaru and moved to Auckland 8 years ago. I love working with young children as everyday brings something different. I enjoy sewing, making my own jewelry beach, dinner, shows and the movies with friends.

Tracey Claffey, Infant Teacher

Hello, I have been working with children for several years and have been lucky enough to work with all age groups and absolutely love working with young children. As an Early Childhood educator I have developed some great relationships with children and parents and I am looking forward developing these more. I am also a mum and have two daughters aged 17 and 14. Most of my spare time is spent with them, and we love being outdoors, at the beach, nature walks and pottering around in my garden.

Jane Dawson, Centre Administrator

Hi I am Jane and I am the administrator at the centre. I have two adult children and a beautiful young granddaughter. I enjoy going to the movies with my daughter and also catching up with my family. 

Addy Collins, Centre Chef

Hi I am Addy and a mother of two girls and a childhood carer. I have always had a passion in helping nurture young minds. I combine my own love with food and cooking making sure all our children have delicious and nutritious food and meals  while they are here each day. I enjoy being active and playing sports especially tennis.