Julia - Manager
Kia ora, I am the centre Manager here at Little Scholars. I have been teaching in Early Childhood Education since 1998, and am fully qualified and registered. I joined the Little Scholars family in January 2006, teaching the Babies and Preschool children before taking on the Centre Manager role in 2009. I believe that children learn best in a fun and interactive environment where there is plenty of opportunities to investigate and discover. I live in Glen Eden with my husband Julian and identical twin Girls – Brooke and Chloe. In my spare time I… Hang on, what spare time? I have twin Toddlers! 🙂


Amandeep - Teacher, Assistant Manager
Hello! My name is Aman and I am currently working in the Babies room. I love to be with the children and encourage them with new experiences. I have been working with Little Scholars since the beginning of 2009, have completed my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) and am currently working towards my Teachers Registration.
Dawn - Teacher

Malo e Lelei, My name is Dawn and  I have been an Early Childhood teacher for nearly 10 years now and am a qualified and registered teacher, I’ve been with the Little Scholars family for about 6 years and then spread my wings in another centre for a couple years and now I am back and happily working in our wonderful babies room.

I grew up  and live in Mt Roskill with my husband Petelo and our 3 year old son Sione!

I love doing what I do each day, I admire children and their innocence and enjoy watching them grow and develop into special unique little individuals.

Jagroop - Teacher

Kia Ora

I’m Jagroop Sandhu, and am currently working in the babies’ room at Little Scholars. Since I migrated from India  in 2005, I have been enjoying the dynamic and exciting opportunities\ challenges that working with young children bring. I am married to a loving man, and  have three children and all four of them keep me extremely busy!

My teaching is strongly guided by our NZ ECE Curriculum, Te Whariki. I believe that children learn through play. It is through play that they learn at a very early age about the world around them. My aspiration for children is to for them to grow into critical thinkers, to become competent, intelligent and powerful individuals who are confident to challenge the status quo.


Natasha - Teacher

Kia Ora, and warm greetings, my name is Natasha, I have 8 years’ experience working with children of all ages and I  graduated with my  Bachelor of Education, specialising in Early childhood in 2016 and then completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2017. I am a provisionally registered teacher. I have been working at Little Scholars since the end of July 2014 and I love getting to know our wonderful children and their Whānau. As an educator, I believe in diversity and holistic development, and that every child has the capability to reach their full potential. Teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and progression. One of my aspirations as an educator is to infuse a love of educating children, as I share my own passion for learning with them. I can’t wait to continue meeting your amazing children as well as all the lovely parents and Whānau.

Usha - Teacher
Kia Ora, Namaste, Bula. My name is Usha. I am from Fiji and live in New Lynn with my husband and a son. I hold a Degree of Bachelor of Teaching (early childhood education) from Unitec  and am provisionally registered. I have over six years working experience with children from 0- 5 years old. I have a holistic approach and recognise the importance of all aspects of a child’s life in their welfare, development and self esteem. I value parent partnerships and developing a trusting relationship with the children in my care. I believe that ‘play is child’s work’ and a medium through which children learn life skills. My goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves. My pedagogy is based upon socio-cultural theory. My interests include visiting places and gardening.
Zakira - Relief Teacher
Hi Everyone! My name is Zakira Qari. I am from Afghanistan. I have been in New Zealand for 16 years with my big family.  I have studied Early Childhood with New Zealand Careers College and I have done my Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Paskifika) (Level 5). And now I am doing my Bachelor of Teaching with New Zealand Tertiary College (Level 7).  I have been working for Little Scholars Early Learning Centre for a few years now. I love been around children I have been working with all age group from babies and pre-schooler.  Ability to provide for children’s physical, educational, social and emotional needs by providing a warm, caring environment along with stimulating play and learning activities. Also giving affection and security to the children in my care, building up trusting relationships with them and their whanau/family. I relate well to children and able to build relationships that give children security and confidence.
Catelyn - Cook


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