Eduplay Otahuhu Team

Maria

Room Leader & Curriculum Officer

Talofa lava, my name is Maria Fuifui and I am thrilled to be working in early childhood education. My personal story began when I established the role of being a parent 15 years ago and was a natural choice for learning about ECE. I have experience working in Mainstream and Pasifika centers across South Auckland and in Sydney Australia.

Our families and communities (together) help empower our children to thrive and succeed today, tomorrow and in the future. I don't just want to teach children, but to instill lifelong traits that will stay with them throughout their lives. When teachers work in collaboration, we learn alongside each other and achieve far more through a shared vision of quality educational outcomes - nurturing competent and continuous learners for all.

Leanne

Operations Manager

I am a mother of three beautiful girls that have all called Eduplay their home over the past four years. I enjoy ensuring our environment is fully supported so that our amazing teachers can focus on the children and offer great quality care and education.

I look forward to meeting you and helping your child settle in to Eduplay.

Siumoana

Room Leader

My name is Siumoana Savieti married and mother to four beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I am full Tongan but am blessed to speak fluent Samoan which makes me multilingual in Tongan, Samoan and English.

I am a graduate teacher with a passion for children which I believe children are blessings from God. I strongly believe in being passionate, affectionate, have love and care for each child. As here at Eduplay we provide positive outcomes through Education “One Child at a Time”

I am so greatful for an awesome opportunity to be here at Eduplay, which I am looking forward to working alongside your child and the teaching team.

Malo aupito and Fa’afetai Lava!

Nancy

Teacher Support

My name is Imeleta Nancy and I am a proud mother of four children. I am committed and very passionate in empowering children by teaching them skills and building the confidence they need to transition into Primary School. I enjoy being a part of a great teaching team here at Eduplay. I always look forward each day to engage and interact with the tamariki, providing them positive outcomes “One child at a time”

Stefanie

Fully Registered Teacher

My name is Stephanie and I finished my Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. I first started working in childcare 6 years ago when I had my son.

My son was diagnosed with Epilepsy, Global Development Delay and Autism which has driven me towards working in childcare as I want every individual to succeed in life and to be confident and competent. I have been passionate about infants ever since.

I believe that every child is different and that they learn at their own pace. I also believe children learn best through hands-on interactive exploration with support and guidance from educators. Children should develop a sense of belonging in a warm nurturing and respectful environment where they can learn to respect themselves and others.

Ola

Teacher

I’m Tongan, born and raised in NZ, and a mother to two precious boys. I am one of four sisters I love to teach. I discovered I love to teach in high school, where I learned about ECE. I love working alongside children and their families and especially love seeing children achieve and grow. I’m inspired by how quickly children learn and develop.

In my spare time I love spending time with family and enjoying life!

Nancy

Teacher Support

My name is Imeleta Nancy and I am a proud mother of four children. I am committed and very passionate in empowering children by teaching them skills and building the confidence they need to transition into Primary School. I enjoy being a part of a great teaching team here at Eduplay. I always look forward each day to engage and interact with the tamariki, providing them positive outcomes “One child at a time”

Stefanie

Teacher

My name is Stephanie and I finished my Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching. I first started working in childcare 6 years ago when I had my son.

My son was diagnosed with Epilepsy, Global Development Delay and Autism which has driven me towards working in childcare as I want every individual to succeed in life and to be confident and competent. I have been passionate about infants ever since.

I believe that every child is different and that they learn at their own pace. I also believe children learn best through hands-on interactive exploration with support and guidance from educators. Children should develop a sense of belonging in a warm nurturing and respectful environment where they can learn to respect themselves and others.

Ola

Teacher

I’m Tongan, born and raised in NZ, and a mother to two precious boys. I am one of four sisters I love to teach. I discovered I love to teach in high school, where I learned about ECE. I love working alongside children and their families and especially love seeing children achieve and grow. I’m inspired by how quickly children learn and develop.

In my spare time I love spending time with family and enjoying life!

Loreen

Teacher Support

I am a Fijian Indian mother of three. I love early childhood teaching and being surrounded by children, especially playing games and dancing. My passion is to help and support working mothers and to help nurture their children.

My hobbies are dancing, listening to music and cooking yummy nutritious meals for our tamariki.

Elaine

Cook Extraordinaire & Support Teacher 

I’m from a little town called Taupo. I recently moved to Auckland in January. I love kids! I believe every child can make a difference for their own future. Every child is unique and special in their own way. As a support teacher, I would love to make a difference in each child’s life. In return I would like to see the outcome and the knowledge they have stored and the teachings that they have learnt, giving each child a chance to learn at their own state and pace. Encouraging them for a bright future.

Narann

Teacher

I am a qualified teacher. I am originally from Cambodia. I have a nineteen years old daughter who was born in New Zealand.

I believe if we give love unconditionally and respect to our children while they are young, they will pass on these values to those around them. I believe in the bond between parents and child, and on-going communication and consultation with each parent are very important. It is significant to encourage having open communication between the teachers (Kaiako) and the parents/whanau and the children and the adults to build towards achieving reciprocal, responsive and positive relationships.

Susana

Teacher Support

I am 24 Years of age and a mother to two handsome boys. Currently working here at Eduplay Childcare as a Teacher Support. I am willing to learn, provide and experience more about the well-being & growth of our growing tamariki & what I can do to help develop their learning. I look forward to engaging more with the children and their whanau, creating a safe environment for tamariki to learn and grow.