• Rebecca Johnston

    Centre Director/Owner

    As Centre Director & part-owner, I have a background in national Government,
    corporate and small business and come to childcare
    with a strong belief in the social and educational opportunities it provides to our tamariki, who thrive by learning through play. I have two older children who both excelled in the early childhood environment and as a parent and Manager, can offer experience, a strong sounding board and a unique insight to ensure the best start for Little Moa’s children and their whanau.

  • Zeenat Khan

    Senior Educator

    Kia Ora!

    I have been part of the Little Moa’s team for 9 years. I believe educators are the motivators and inspirers for children. Each child is an individual with unique strengths, interest, and abilities. In their own time, every child will achieve milestones in their learning and development. With each day emerges new and interesting discoveries in the lives of our young learners. Being able to share these moments with children is such a privilege. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and guiding our Little Moa’s children in their explorations and discoveries; and endeavour to provide real life, engaging, experiences for them to learn and develop.

  • Millie Byers

    Senior Educator

    Kia Ora! Ko Ngati Porou Whanau A Apanui

    I have been working with children for 30 years, have taught at Little Moa’s for 12 years and have been qualified for more than 10. My passion is the tamariki – watching them grow and all the fun experiences I can give to develop their learning to a never ending journey ahead. Working in partnership with everyone at Little Moa’s, I provide a safe, fun, social environment for all our tamariki to flourish.

  • Jess Fayen


    Hi! It’s great to meet you all! My name is Jess and I have been here at Little Moa’s in the baby room since May 2015 and I love it!I moved to Auckland from Wellington in March 2015 after my partner got a job here in Mt Eden. We brought our first home in October 2015 and we are slowly renovating!I have been teaching since 2011 and my passion is for infants. I enjoy watching them grow and helping them to achieve those special milestones.I look forward to getting to know you and your children more!

  • Suzanne Doré

    Senior Educator

    I have been teaching in Early Childhood for over 10 years and have been at Little Moa’s for 8 of those. I am very passionate about the work I do, and help our children learnthrough being a good role model. It is a wonderful journey to watch them become confident, independent little learners.

  • Manisha Lal


    Kia ora everyone,

    My name is Manisha Lal and I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) that I am completed last year and I am currently working towards my full teacher registration. I have been part of the Little Moa’s family for the past four years. I have a passion for teaching and strongly believe in building positive relationships with children and their whanau.

  • Eva Reriti

    Senior Educator

    Kia Ora ko Eva Reriti toku ingoa

    Ko Ngati mutanga ki wharekauri toku iwi (I am from the Chatham Islands)

    I am a qualified registered teacher with eleven years teaching experience, 4 of them at Little Moa’s. I have a huge passion working with children and alongside them and my peers. Teaching is an on-going tool of learning and development. Having three children myself gives me the motivation to endeavour in planning and implementing on going experiences for endless possibilities! It is a journey of a lifetime! Working together, we can make a brighter future for our children.

    Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa

  • Elle Wilson


    My name is Elle and I have been working at Little Moa’s since June 2015. I have completed by Bachelor of Education and Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and I have four children who are now adults.I believe in providing a homely, nurturing and safe environment where the children can explore freely and learn at their own pace. I also enjoy arranging activities based on the child’s individual interest as this goes a long way in their development and growth.I enjoy arts and craft activities with children and watching create and learn new things every day.

  • Katy Thornburrow


    ‘Coming Soon’

  • Linda Huang


    My name is Xiaohua / Linda, and I am from China. I have a passion for working with young children and helping them to reach their potential. I have worked in ECE for fourteen years and have a Bachelor of Education (ECE). My teaching philosophy tends to be more child-centred and I believe that young children are innate and active explorers/learners. They are all individuals and each child is unique, learning best in an environment that is peaceful and cultivates their interests.My hobbies are reading, music/singing, dance, drama and as well as swimming, gymnastics & yoga.

  • Lisa Holdstock


    Hi everyone,

    My name is Lisa and I have been an Educator at Little Moa’s for the past 8 years. In that time I have moved from being a student through to now, where I am now a fully qualified, registered teacher to our fabulous pre-schoolers. I lead our Transition to School Programme, working with our team to ensure that our tamariki are ready to make that next step on their education journey.

  • Nira Jeyaseelan

    Centre Manager

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Nira and I have been part of the Little Moa’s team for the past 5 years. I love providing an environment where children feel happy to come each day, and my passion is sitting alongside our tamariki, helping them to grow and learn in a fun and nurturing environment where they can reach their incredible potential and discover a world of amazing new skills.One of the best aspects of working in Early Childhood, is the opportunity to meet parents and whanau of such a wide range of cultural backgrounds, and working alongside them, to discover their aspirations for their tamariki.

  • Tania Webb


    Kia Orana.
    Every family is unique and individual. I have been part of the Little Moa’s Family for many years now and my goal is provide the best possible service to our extended Whanau by meeting you and your child’s needs. With an extensive background in administration and the Early Childhood Sector, and as a parent myself to a wonderful 10 year old boy, it is my pleasure to assist each family with every step of the early childhood education experience, from their enrolment through to our Little Moa’s getting their wings and heading off to school. In my downtime, I am a part time taxi driver to my son’s many sporting activities, but it is another job I wouldn’t change for the world!

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