Welcome to Flat Bush Centre

Please Note – It is necessary to phone and make a booking for a centre tour

Just Kidz Flatbush is a new, purpose built centre licensed for 73 children. It is a beautiful, light and modern environment, extremely well equipped with new and exciting resources. We aim to create a welcoming and nurturing environment that provides stimulating and safe learning spaces, where children can become confident and competent learners.

Our dynamic teaching team are skilled professionals who are passionate about the care and education of young children.
We promote responsive, reciprocal and respectful relationships between children, teachers and families/whānau. Each child is accepted as unique. Our programme fosters children’s natural curiosity, building on their interests to develop individualised learning programmes and empowering children to learn and grow. At Just Kidz Flatbush we welcome, recognise and celebrate all cultures.

The Koru room is the learning space where our infants are nurtured. The Koru is said to represent new beginnings and growth.
Care is a big part of the curriculum in this age group and individual routines are followed. Time and effort is given to build loving and respectful relationships with each child and family.

Parent Testimonials

  • Staff/teachers are very friendly. Kids are very happy everyday.

  • New centre, lots of fun for kids. Chinese teachers help make it easy and comfortable for my child to settle.

  • Friendly staff. Clean and tidy place. Big outside playground.

    K. Ngan
  • Teachers were amazing. Very supportive.

    B. Kaur
  • Friendly staff. Kids well looked after. Clean environment.

    T. Raimi
  • My daughter likes everything at Just Kidz. She loves her teachers and little friends. So many fun toys and delicious food!

  • Excellent parent/teacher relationships. Lots of learning activities for the children.

    E. Amenudzi
  • She has learned and had a lot of fun in Just Kidz. All staffs are friendly to her and family.

    A. Jeon
  • Good care of children and indoor/outdoor activities.

    S. Kaur
  • Friendly staff and environment. The girls love attending. Love the app! I check it regularly to see what the girls are up to.

    C. So
  • We liked the education. Environment. Facilities. Teachers and staff, all of them are nice to parents and kids.

    J. Xu
  •  Awesome Daycare. Really care for the kids. Wonderful staff. Very child friendly and caring. Excellent facilities.

    T. Ha
  • Teachers are awesome. My child always have an awesome time throughout the day here since he was 5 months old.

    V. Wei
  • Wonderful and nice friendly environment for kids, good care, helpful staff. Just love it. Will definitely come again.

    J. Kaur
  • We liked the love everyone has for our child, the timings, everyone is welcoming, warm and fun environment.

    M. Taogaga
  • He learned a lot at Just Kidz. He made a lot of friends. He also learnt new words.

    L. Panayuotou
  • The first thing I like at Just Kidz that the teachers are really nice and caring. Another thing is atmosphere and environment for kids here is really well.

    K. Kaur
  • You can tell how much the teachers love the children. My son loved coming everday and we loved getting updates and photos throughout the day.

  • Teachers are so lovely and careful. My son loved to playing here and making friends her. Thank you all the teachers.

    W. Lu
  • The staff was more than amazing, our son was very happy there.

    S. Yahya

The Rangahau room is the learning space for our toddlers. Rangahau means investigate.
Learning the importance of boundaries, routines, trust and respect are key here. Gaining skills for independence and self-discovery are important.

The Hiringa room is the learning space for our eldest learners. Hiringa means
perseverance, energy, determination and inspiration.
The focus for this age group is self-help skills, social competence, self-confidence, numeracy and literacy. A holistic approach ensuring children are prepared to continue their learning journey when they leave for primary school.

Meet Our Team


Wei Luo (Max)

Franchisee – (Centre Owner)

I am Wei Luo (Max),I am originally from Shanghai. I am new to New Zealand and live with my wife and 3 month old son.At Just Kidz Flat Bush we are providing a high quality and large range of learning resources in a stimulating environment. Our professional teaching team are passionate about working with our youngest learners.
As a successful business investor I hope to provide an excellent level of care and education and ensure Just Kidz is one of the best preschools in Flat Bush.


Michelle Dawson

Centre Manager

Kia Ora,

I have trained and worked in the early childhood education sector for over 30 years, including owning and managing my own centre. I have a Diploma of Teaching ECE and am a fully registered teacher. I am passionate about building strong relationships with children, whānau/family and staff. I am committed to ensuring Just Kidz Flat Bush is an inclusive, fun and loving learning environment where tamariki/children can grow to their potential.


Sharon Pope

Assistant Manager

Hi, My name is Sharon and I am a qualified Kiwi early childhood teacher. I have three adult children and two grandchildren.I am passionate about children and early childhood.
I love to have meaningful conversations with children and children love having company. So for me it is an interaction of enjoyment and an added bonus that I have been doing what I love for over 30 years!
As well as having conversations with children, I love to listen to their ideas and work with their interests, to extend their learning, knowledge and skills.

I believe I am responsive, caring and that developing children’s self help skills, good manners, and caring for those around them and the environment are important skills to learn.
I feel privileged to be part of the Just Kidz’ community and to have the opportunity to get to know you and to be part of your child’s learning journey.


Manisha Garg

Head Teacher Preschool

Kia Ora, Hello, Namaste, Ni Hao, Bula

Being originally from India, I have enjoyed living in New Zealand for the last sixteen years with my husband and two sons as New Zealand is a great country, where we have the respect for all the people, irrespective of their social and cultural background. I have graduated from New Zealand Tertiary College in March 2015 with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education). My other qualifications include a Masters of Finance and Bachelor of Commerce from India.

I am a dedicated early childhood educator being passionate about children and their learning in a loving, caring, stimulating, supportive and

creative environment which enables them to become confident and competent lifelong learners.

My personal philosophy of teaching and learning values the importance of three R’s : Respect, Response and Relationship


Niyanta Chand

Preschool teacher

Kia Ora, namaste and a warm Pasifika greetings.

My name is Niyanta Chand I was born in Fiji but raised most of my childhood years here in Aotearoa. I completed my Early Childhood Qualification through Auckland University of Technology in December 2017. I am a Qualified ECE teacher and hold a First Aid Certificate.

I have always been passionate to look after children from an early age, it’s a beautiful journey as we capture their first steps and cute moments of their learning and experience. I believe that the early years of development are the most fundamental years of a child. It’s a lot more than looking after children but seeing and treating each child as an individual is part of what makes that child a unique person and is a way of appreciating their special characteristics.


Sajeshni Kumar

Head Teacher Toddler

Ni Sa Bula and hello to all. I am Sajeshni Kumar but everyone calls me Jessie. I come from the beautiful Islands of Fiji which is known to have the friendliest people and this characteristic is also reflected in my personality. I have attained graduate diploma in early childhood Education from the University of Auckland in 2014. I also have been a primary school teacher back in my country too.
I am married and have two high school boys. I strongly believe that the heart of teaching is relationship and respect. I always see myself as a learner and the concept of “Ako” is very important to me.
I love to be part of Just Kidz whanau and looking forward to a wonderful teaching and learning journey.
He waka eke noa
We are all in this together


Steph Reid

Preschool Teacher

Kia Ora Parents/Whanau

My name’s Steph, I am a fully registered teacher and have my Degree in Early Childhood Education and many years’ experience working with children. I also become a mumma last year to a beautiful girl Ayla who will be attending Just Kidz in the babies’ room. I am very excited to a part of this new team and look forward to meeting you all. I will be working Thursdays and Fridays.



Toddler Teacher

Kia ora, Namaste and Hello

I have been involved in caring for children and their education for the last two years and I absolutely love working with and educating our young children. I am passionate about providing a safe, fun and happy environment that will encourage child to grow and develop into inquisitive lifelong learners. I have completed my diploma in Early Childhood from New Zealand. I am a qualified nurse from India and a health care assistant in NZ.

My philosophy on teaching and learning is that I teach the children with love and affection for their positive outcome. I am a creative person who loves to do art and craft activities. My perspective is that balance between creativity, structured routine and flexibility will provide children ample opportunity to explore their interests. I aim to strike a balance of both planned and spontaneous activities to promote learning while having fun.

Just Kidz has given me a new platform for my future and it is a pleasure working in such a wonderful centre with such a dedicated team and management
I believe I am responsive, caring and that developing children’s self help skills, good manners, and caring for those around them and the environment are important skills to learn.

I feel privileged to be part of the Just Kidz’ community and to have the opportunity to get to know you and to be part of your child’s learning journey.



Toddler Teacher

Kia Ora whanau

I have been working with children for two years . I have recently finished my diploma level 5 in early childhood education and I am currently working towards level 7 degree and teachers registration.. I am from Rotorua where I grew up with my Aunty and helped her look after her children which is why I decided to become an ECE teacher , because I loved helping my Aunty care for my little cousins.

I believe that children should be in a positive, healthy and safe environment where they feel comfortable, confident and included. I completed my practicum with just kids Flat Bush at the beginning of this year and was offered a full time position which I am so grateful for, the teachers I am working with are amazing and I look forward to developing my skills/knowledge with the team as well as with myself.

I am approachable and look forward to working with the Just Kidz family.


Erin Cook

Infant Teacher

I have been working in ECE for around 8yrs and gained my bachelor of teaching ECE in 2017.

I believe in providing quality, respectful early childhood care and education providing an inclusive environment for all children through building trusting and responsive relationships with our Tamaki and their whanau.

I have a teenage son and we both enjoy playing netball in our spare time.


Esther Taumalefau

Infant Teacher

Talofa lava everyone,

I am Samoan, born and raised here in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am a proud mother of 2 children whom are my motivation to strive for the best. Working with children has always been my passion, to be able to provide the opportunity to support a child’s social and emotional development in their early years.

My journey in early childhood started in 2018, I completed a level 4 certificate in Early childhood education at Manukau institute of technology. I completed my diploma level 5 in 2019 and will continue on with my bachelor’s degree to become a qualified and registered teacher.

I am greatly honoured to be a part of the just Kidz team.


Neha Sharan

Infant Teacher

I’m originally from the Fiji Islands and have been living in the beautiful and multicultural New Zealand for the past 6 years.

I love working with such a great team at Just Kidz and all the amazing children we have in our centre. Every child is unique in their own way. At Just Kidz we welcome and embrace families of all different backgrounds. It is indeed a great honour that I can be on this journey with you and care for our future stars.

I have already completed my level 3 certificate in childcare and hope to enroll to study towards a degree.


Lauren Feng

currently in China, returning 2021

Hello, I am Lauren from China. I came to New Zealand 5 years ago and fell in love with this beautiful place. I currently hold a level 6 of the certificate in Early Childhood Education, hopefully, I am hoping to start my third year of study soon, after which I will apply for teacher registration. I have been working in early childhood centres for three years now and really enjoy it.

I believe that each child is an individual and should be treated with equality. My practice is inclusive of each child. I value, embrace and respect cultural differences. I aim to provide a stimulating environment, nurturing self-directed learning and individual interests.

Meylanie Moreno

Infant Teacher

Kia Ora, kumusta

I am a Registered ECE Teacher and a First Aid Certificate holder. I have been teaching for twenty years and this noble profession has made me realized how privileged I am to be part of the journey of each and every lovely child in this centre. I look forward to share with the children, families and teachers my utmost care, respect and dedication thereby creating happy and beautiful learning experiences together.

Hannah Richmond

Toddler teacher

Kia Ora, kumusta

I am very excited to be able to start my journey here at Just Kidz. I have been an Early Childhood Teacher for 4 years now and finished my Bachelor’s Degree when I was pregnant with my son in 2019. I believe in quality care and nurturing for all children, to build strong relationships with both children and their Whanau and that children learn through play and it is important to set up experiences for each child due to their Individual interests. All children are individuals and unique and I am beyond excited to get to know your children and Whanau here at Just Kidz.

I enjoy spending my time with my awesome son and partner, going to the beach, riding dirt bikes, driving my car, going for walks, spending time with family and being adventurous! I am bubbly, friendly and approachable and would love to get to know you all. Please feel free to come and say hello.


Support teacher

Kia Ora, kumusta

Namaste, I have been working with children for almost 7 years. I have earned PGDBA from AIS, New Zealand, Masters in Commerce and bachelor of Education from India. I am from Karnal, India and for more than 2 years I am in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a mother of 2 children, one 5 year old boy and a  6 month old girl. Being a prep. teacher is my true passion. I love to promote self-help skills and empower the children to believe in themselves. I work with children in varying situations including large groups and small groups as well as individually too. I believe that every child is unique in his/her own way, so we must take care at an early childhood stage to encourage, teach and guide them towards becoming a responsible  person as they learn important skills for life learning. I am highly privileged to be a part of Just Kidz.

Lilian Cambell


Kia Ora, kumusta

I am the cook at Just Kidz Flatbush. I am originally from the Philippines and
have lived in New Zealand 9 years. I have two lovely children. I enjoy
cooking and it is one of my passions. I’m excited to work here and looking
forward to providing healthy and delicious meals.

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