Just Kids Community Preschool

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Just Kids Community Preschool started in July 2003. From the first day of operation we were excited to provide care and education to infants, toddlers and pre-school children. We saw the diversity in our community and we were excited about the endless possibilities before us to impact children’s lives for the better.

Today, we aim to ensure that every child, family and whãnau member is accepted, included and feels a sense of belonging within our service.

We are a community based preschool and family/whãnau are at the forefront of what we do and what we believe in.

Our management and staff aim to provide children with the foundations that they will need for successful future learning.

At our Bickerton Street centre we provide - a free transport service, free lunches & snacks for every child, free jacket, socks, shoes and headlice treatment for every child, support for parents of children with diverse needs, parent evenings, whānau events, 20 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds......and more.

We invite you to come and visit our centre today!

Together, we can ensure your tamariki have a great start in life and become happy and confident life-long learners.

Ngā mihi

Kahurangi Team

3.5 to 5 year olds

Serena Cameron

Head Teacher and Curriculum Leader

Ashley Taylor

Qualified Teacher - on parental leave

Carolyn Spriggs

Qualified Teacher

Janine Kubiak

Qualified Teacher

Summer Rutherford

Student Teacher Year 3

Kakariki Team

2 to 3.5 year olds

Donna Lucas

Head Teacher

Catherine Manson

Qualified Teacher

Nora Lepaila

Qualified Teacher

Chien-Yu Liu

Qualified Teacher

Victoria Sua

Qualified Teacher

Kowhai Team

Infants & Toddlers

Holly Maguire

Head Teacher

Yannick Carpentier

Qualified Teacher

Kirstie Lambie

Qualified Teacher

Erin VanLoggerenberg


Karaka Team

Christina McAllister

Head Teacher

Nicola Watson-Densem

Qualified Teacher

Portia Head

Year 2 Student Teacher

Education Support, Transport Team, Part-Time Teachers

Lita Silafai

Qualified Teacher

Megumi Nakata

Qualified Teacher

Jordan AhKuoi

Year 1 Student Teacher

Beimei Xiao

Qualified Teacher

Melissa Watkins

Transport Team and Education Support

Toni Teokotai

Transport Team and Support Staff

Carla McGregor

Transport Team and Support Staff

Rainee Jarvis

Transport Team and Support Staff