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Our Team


Here we introduce you to some of the teachers and support staff at Tui Early Learners so that when you visit us you will know something of our histories.

Bridget is Head Teacher for the Fledglings centre (3-4 year olds) in Napier Rd. Bridget leads a team of 7 teachers.

Kathryn is Head Teacher for the Nestlings centre (0-2 year olds) in Napier Rd. Kathryn leads a team of 10 teachers.

Lisa is Head Teacher for the Threes and Up centre in Hokowhitu. Lisa leads a team of 7 with the 3 and 4 year olds.

Kylie is Head Teacher of the Twos and Tots centre in Hokowhitu. Kylie leads a team of 10 working with children from 0 to 2 years.

Debbie is the Head Teacher of the Young Investigators centre in Terrace End.  Debbie leads a team of 5 working with children from 2 years old until they start school.

Jane is our Educational Leader with overall responsibility for supporting all our teachers with their professional development, teacher registration and for liaising closely with management.

Larissa is the Centre Manager at the three Albert St centres (and part owner of Young Investigators) and our information technology wizz having worked for Microsoft before coming home to the Manawatu. She knows everything you need to know about fees, WINZ subsidies, the 20 hours ece, changing your child's days or hours of attendance or enrolments.

Deborah is the Manager, Licensee and Owner of the two Napier Road centres. She has primary and secondary aged children. Deborah's focus is on customer service and satisfaction which is enhanced by her skills in administrative practice. Deborah also knows everything you need to know about fees, WINZ subsidies, the 20 hours ece, changing your child's days or hours of attendance or enrolments.

Suzanne is the part owner of the Albert St centres, Licensee, and Education & Management Consultant - almost all care and no responsibility!! She qualified as a Playcentre Supervisor last century, gained a Higher Diploma of Teaching, ECE, also last century and topped it all off with a Bachelor of Education in 2003. Suzanne is the mother of Deborah and Larissa, and the three husbands are really useful for digging holes, building new things, repairing equipment, and the like!
 

Tui Early Learners is a family owned and operated group of centres. 
 

Policies And Practices


We have a wide range of policies and practices written, from healthy eating to emergency evacuation, from hazard identification to nappy changing!  If you wish to view specific policies when you make an enrolment enquiry, please ask Deborah or Larissa to email them to you. You may be especially interested in our policies or practices on:

excursions; food and drink; positive behaviour management; sun safe; transitions between age groups or centres; sickness exclusions