About Us

Vision and Values

To empower your child to learn and grow through their own curiosity and sense of wonder.

Our People


Kia Ora , I’m a qualified and registered early childhood teacher. Since 2007, I have worked in various centers in Hamilton and Morrinsville , gaining valuable skills and knowledge that I can pass on to tamariki. I believe in actively engaging with children, having conversations with them, and providing experiences that leave them curious. While I enjoy all aspects of teaching, I have a particular interest in music, art, messy play, and outdoor activities. I have two amazing children, Kiaan (age 7) and Sofia (age 10), and I love spending as much time as possible with them.


I’m very excited to be part of Child’s wonder, to be working with a team of teachers to welcome children and their families into amazing centre and to be part of the team that gets to know your children and provides an amazing programme to further extend their learning and development.


Hi, my name is Angel and I work in the preschool. I work full time here at Child’s Wonder I have been working here for 4 years now and I absolutely love it.

I come from a big family of eight, 4 sisters and 1 brother and my mum and dad. I have always loved children and wanted to be an early childhood teacher and I look forward to starting my training soon alongside while I work. I have a passion for working with pre-schoolers and building strong respectful relationships.

In my spare time I like to go to the beach with my friends and family. I also like to spend time in Napier where I grew up.


Kia Ora, my name is Ashley and I am the centre manager. I completed my post graduate studies in 2020 and I also have a degree in Sport and Exercise which is my other passion/hobby. I have always been passionate about working with children and particularly love the routines and care moments when working with babies. I enjoy watching them develop life skills and being a part of their learning journey.

I moved back to Tauranga in 2018 after spending six years in Palmerston North while my partner was in the military. I spent most of my younger years living in Tauranga but also lived in Canada for 8 years with my parents and older sister. I am the youngest in my family and have one older sister and 3 older step sisters!

In my spare time you will find me at the beach with my partner Rikki and my dog Bentley, relaxing at home or hanging out with friends and family!


Kia ora! My name is Campbell and I am a full time teacher in the nursery. I am currently in my first year of the Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood. I absolutely love working with children of all ages and am very excited to have begun my career in 2021. 

I love spending time at the beach with my dog Harley, and have a passion for all things creative! On the weekends I am  usually spending time with friends, baking delicious treats or relaxing at home with my family.


Kia Ora, my name is Cathy, and I am a Teacher in the Nursery room. I gained my bachelor’s degree in 2009 and completed my full teacher registration in 2012. I really enjoy working with children and have had a lot of experience working in preschool/mixed aged settings. I am looking forward to working in the Nursery again. I love to set up experiences for children to explore, gain knowledge/learning and understanding as they get involved.


I recently moved to Papamoa (January 2022) to be closer to family and for my children to see their Grandparents. I have two children attending Child’s Wonder, Finlay (almost 5 years old) and Isla (almost 2.5 years in February), my husband is working at Body in Motion as a Hand Therapist. I also have 3 older brothers. In my spare time I enjoy baking, chilling out and spending time with family and friends. I did Ballet as a child and have done an adults Ballet based jazz class for quite a few years, I hope to get back into that soon. Since we are new to the area, we have begun exploring walks, parks, and other fun things the Bay of Plenty has to offer.


Tenā Koutou,

Kia ora whānau

I gained my Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) back in 2008, and last year I completed a teacher refresher program. My daughter, also attends Child’s Wonder.

I consider myself an advocate for our young tamariki and I whole heartily believe that the Te Ao Māori concept ‘Whanaungatanga’ should guide my practice indefinitely. I endeavor to collaborate, learn alongside you, your wider whānau and tamariki.


Kia ora, my name is Tracy and I am privileged to be working in the preschool 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday as the Team leader. I started with Child’s Wonder in 2013. I am a passionate, bubbly, nurturing, energetic person who relishes the interactions with children and families. I find the early years to be such an exciting time in families lives and I enjoy sharing the many trials and triumphs that we experience as teachers and parents each day. On the weekends you’ll most likely find us at the beach or doing a variety of outdoor activities. We love spending time together and making memories as a family. My husband Steve has his own Audio-Visual company called AV Logic and we have two grown daughters, Aimee an Accountant and Summah a Microbiologist.


Hi , I’m Sofi  I am a nursery teacher. I’m from Argentina but I’ve been living in NZ since 2016. I’m a friendly person with an eternal young soul and a big smile. Sensitive, affectionate and care-given. My curious mind always leads me to study new things. There is always comething new to learn!

I’ m fully passionate about art. When i’m not drawing , I’m probaly writing soemthing, I usually write short stories for children, and I’m currently illustrating two books that I can’t wait to be published.


Kia Ora, My name is Belen, I’m a qualified chef and a mum of 3 kids. I found my perfect job cooking in a childcare centre, I’m very passionate about kids nutrition, wholesome, and honest food. Filling our tamariki tummies with goodness is my biggest reward. I’m very excited to be part of Child’s Wonder whānau.


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