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Our People

Jackie McCullum
Centre Manager

Kia ora te whānau.  My name is Jackie McCullum and I am the Centre Manager here at Southern Kids.

I am married to Matthew and we have two children, Lucas and Samara.

I have a Bachelor of Education in Primary Bilingual Teaching and have worked in administration as a personal assistant to two financial advisers.

I am really happy to be part of a fantastic team here at Southern Kids and look forward to seeing what the New Year has in store for us all.

Emma Jeffrey
Team Leader – Kea Room

Kia ora

I’m Emma Jeffrey, a qualified early childhood educator.  I have been working as a teacher for four years.  During my career I have worked mostly with children from two to three and a half years of age and I find this age group rewarding and a lot of fun.

I live with my husband Arron and we have two fur babies which are a cat and a dog.  I feel very fortunate to be art of such an awesome teaching team and I am looking forward to spending time with the Kea whānau.

Kim Hartley
Team Leader – Pukeko Room

Kia ora/Kia orana/Namaste/Kumusta and Hello

I am Kim Hartley and I am a born and bred Southlander! My great achievement is my three children Jarod, Brianna and Luke.

I have a Bachelor of Education from Massey University.  I feel privileged to lead such passionate and enthusiastic teachers.

I look forward to meeting and chatting to you about your child’s learning journey.

Audreyanne Ormond
Team Leader – Under 2’s

Kia ora ki te whānau.  Ko Audreyanne Ormond tōku ingoa.

I completed my Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood in 2010 and have been working at Southern Kids ever since.

I have a passion for working with the under 2’s and love all the diversity that comes with this age group.

I look forward to getting to know you and your whānau over your time here at Southern Kids and am excited to be a part of their lifelong learning     journey.

Sarah-Jane Davis
Acting Team Leader – Kea Room

Kia ora, my name is Sarah-Jane Davis.

I am a qualified early childhood educator and have been teaching for eight years.  I have three children and a grandson, so I am now officially a Nana!

In my spare time I love to play netball, read and bake.

I am very excited to be joining the Kea room and getting to know your children and whānau.

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