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

Kowhai Team

Infants & Toddlers

Holly Maguire

Head Teacher

Amy Waitere


Erin Van Loggerenberg


Kakariki Team

2 to 3.5 year olds

Kirsty Wells

Head Teacher

Donna Lucas


Catherine Manson


Victoria Sua


Rainee Jarvis


Nora Lepaila


Kahurangi Team

3.5 to 5 year olds

Serena Cameron

Head Teacher

Ashley Taylor


Yannick Carpentier


Janine Kubiak


Summer Rutherford

Student Teacher Year 3

Education Support, Transport Team, Part-Time Teachers

Faith Lepapatai-Saimoa

Transport Team and Teacher

Shana Kamana


Keryn Daniels


Poe Kairua


Melissa Watkins

Transport Staff & Education Support

Toni Teokotai

Transport Staff

Portia Head

Student Teacher Year 1

Aneta Ferris

Education Support - Teacher Aid

Lita Silafai