Kia Ora, my name is Helen. I have worked in childcare as a teacher for the last 25 years. After getting my degree and registration I and have never looked back.
I’m super passionate about childcare, I love working with children and building strong relationships with their parents. We are so lucky to be supported by a passionate team of teachers that care deeply for the wellbeing of all the children in our Caterpillars to Butterflies whanau.
Kia Ora my name is Gemma and I have worked in early childhood for over 15 years now and have been at Caterpillars to Butterflies for the last three years as a teacher in the preschool room and now in the new exciting role as centre manager. I graduated from MasseyUniversity with a Bachelor of Education Early Years.
I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sport and being with animals. I am also super passionate about children and teaching and I am excited to continue to support our teachers, children and families as Centre Manager.
Kia Ora, my name is Kylie. I am a room leader and teacher in the infants room. I have been working at Caterpillars to Butterflies for over 10 years now and live locally so I know the community well.
I love working with young children. It has been my dream job since I was a little girl. I have now decided to take on becoming an early childhood educator and I have started my training.
Kia Ora, my name is Sarah. I enjoyed looking after younger children when I was younger so I decided to go and study early childhood education.
As a qualified and fully registered, early childhood educator I believe being caring and being able to adapt to different situations and needs of the children makes a great teacher.
Outside of work I enjoy gardening and baking and spending time with my family.
Kia Ora, my name is Ruth and I work as a teacher in the Preschool room. I have been with this centre since it opened in 2008. I obtained my Diploma for Early childhood and hold a current teacher full registration.
I am married to Phil and we have two boys, Hayden and Ethan. I love spending time with my family.
Kia Ora, my name is Dylan. I am a qualified and fully registered, early childhood teacher. I am a passionate and energetic teacher who loves working with young children and working alongside a team.
I am a very active person and enjoy playing football and playing snooker.
I love music and often attend concerts.
I also love travelling.
Kia ora, my name is Bridie. I am working as a kaikako in the Caterpillars room. I am currently in my final year at AUT, studying a Bachelor of Education.
I am passionate about building meaningful relationships with our tamariki and creating an environment where all of our tamariki thrive. I enjoy spending time with my whānau, friends and getting outdoors.
I am looking forward to being qualified and starting the journey to become a registered kaiako at Caterpillars to Butterflies.
Kia Ora, my name is Cathy. I am usually teaching in the preschool room. I have a passion for seeing children grow self-esteem and develop friendships while in a fun environment.
I grew up in Chengdu, Sichuan in China where I was a nurse. I have a son who goes to the local school and I love spending time with him.
Kia Ora, my name is Parang. I help out in all areas of the centre including the babies, the over two’s and a bit of cooking from time to time.
I really enjoy activities with the children that let me show my artistic side like face painting.I am married and have a son. I love spending time with my family.
Kia Ora, my name is Gail. I have been working with children on the floor and in the kitchen for thirteen years. I love preparing healthy meals for the children.
I enjoy travelling with my family and sail on our yacht. I also have a passion for cake decorating. I am so pleased to be a part of the Caterpillars to Butterflies family.
Kia Ora, my name is Justin. I have worked in the design and marketing industry for over 20 years.
Since Helen and I purchased Caterpillars to Butterflies together I have been doing a lot of the admin, water-blasting and painting. This has also given me the chance to build relationships with the teachers, children and their families.
Helen and I have three lovely children, Dylan, Corey and Amy and we love watching the boys play rugby and the amazing art Amy creates.