Our team

Top quality teachers. Top quality care and education.

At Kids Time we seek to employ the best quality teachers and then support them with regular ongoing professional development. We have a fantastic team of skilled and dedicated teachers and support staff who are passionate about providing quality care and education for your children. Our high teacher to child ratio enables us to provide a quality programme appropriate for each age group, stage of development, and learning style. Our goal is to help each child reach their full potential and develop into confident, capable, and enthusiastic learners.    
Elise Gerrits - Assistant Manager

Elise Gerrits 
Manager
ELC 

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
"I have always had a passion for teaching. It is something that I knew I wanted to do from a young age. Children are constantly learning and I wanted to contribute what I could to their learning and development. It is a privilege being part of childrens' learning journeys".
Madia Diamond - Centre Manager

Madia Diamond 
Manager
Kindergarten

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
"I am here to guide, nurture and role model our children into confident and competent learners. I love working with children and watching them grow. I believe it takes a tribe to raise our tamariki. I believe that working together with the community and whanau we will all achieve great things with and for our children".
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Carole Bowmer 
Administration Manager 

"I enjoy greeting and meeting all our children, parents, caregivers, and their whanau, helping them to settle, and making everyone's enrolment an easy and friendly experience. I love working as part of a team which makes the children's learning journey special and rewarding, where our tamariki feel valued and welcomed, and their individual needs are recognised."
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Annita Williamson 
Assistant Manager  Kindergarten

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
"I believe that the early years of a child's development has the greatest influence over who they will become as individuals and in adulthood. As a mother, and now a graduated teacher, I want to be able to be a positive influence on your child's early years."
Amy Bridge - Teacher

Amy Bridge
 Teacher  Kindergarten

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
"I enjoy watching the children find new ways to challenge themselves and supporting them to reach these goals, and it's great to be able to smile and laugh with them along the way."
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Thei Capistrano  Teacher 
Kindergarten

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
"Being employed at Kids Time has been an enjoyable experience; it is not a work place as such but rather a home to our children and their families. The communication, professional relationships, and support among all is very positive and rewarding".
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Stacey McDonald
Teacher
ELC

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
"Working at Kids Time is great as I am able to work in my own home town and the small community of Ngaruawahia. I enjoy sharing experiences with the children and I love the opportunity to support and extend their learning".
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Ashleigh Prendergast
Teacher Kindergarten

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
"I am a mum and step mum of 3 children.  I believe that all children should have equal opportunities.  I like to encourage children to be themselves and to be individuals.  I love watching the children I teach grow and learn each and every day, and I love being a part of their learning journey."
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Lara Porter
Teacher
ELC

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
"Children are constantly growing and learning and being a part of that is a privilege.  I enjoy interacting with whanau and I look forward to growing as a teacher as I get to know your children.  Seeing children reach milestones is very rewarding and I am excited about seeing their achievements."


Amy Bridge - Teacher

Holly Te Are Support Teacher
ELC

"I love working with children because I find them to be very inspiring.  I enjoy reading and singing to the children and I find teaching to be extremely gratifying.  I love teaching children how to explore new things and how they can use their own creative ways."
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Evi Capistrano Support Teacher  Kindergarten

"I have always been passionate about working with children. I enjoy sharing my knowledge as well as exploring new things with the children. I believe that it is not only the children who learn from their teachers, but we, as adults, learn a lot from the children. That's why I love working in early childhood."
Madia Diamond - Assistant Manager

Carissa Proffit Support Teacher
ELC

"From a very young age I have always enjoyed spending time with children, so when the opportunity came up for me to work with my mother at her Kohanga Reo when I was 16 I jumped at the chance, and I have worked with children pretty much ever since.  I love playing alongside them and to be part of their learning.  I look forward to finding out more about them as individuals; how they interact with their peers and their whanau."

Don and Angela Needham - Centre Owners

Don and Angela Needham purchased the Kids Time Centres in July 2014. They have owned and operated early childhood centres for over 12 years. 

"Our Christian faith and our family are very important to us. We have a passion for people, desiring to help them reach their potential, and have meaning and purpose in their lives. We aim to do the right things for the right reasons, and to show genuine care and concern for the wellbeing of others".
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