Welcome to Flat Bush Centre

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.


64 Thomas Rd, Flat Bush, Auckland 2019

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

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

    X.Chen
  • 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!

    Y.Yuan
  • 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

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

Max


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


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.


Wendy


Wendy

Toddler Teacher


Hello, my name is Wendy and I am originally from China. I can speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese fluently. I hold a Bachelor of Education, (Pasifika early childhood teaching) and am a provisionally registered teacher.My teaching philosophy is to foster each child as a whole child as well as respecting their individual cultural background.


Steph


Steph Reid

Toddler 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.

**Currently on maternity leave.


Sajeshni


Sajeshni Kumar

Toddler Teacher


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


Lauren


Lauren Feng

Infant/Toddler Teacher


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.

Rachel


Rachel Xiu

Infants Teacher


Hi, my name is Rachel, as a mother of two children and having worked in childcare centres for a few years, I have grown my experience in nurturing and caring for the needs of young children of all ages. My passion is working with young children and I believe that all children have something very special to offer and it is our commitment to ensure they do. I am currently training toward my early childhood qualification and currently have level 5 ECE. Once I have completed my training, I will become a provisionally registered teacher.


Nirjit


Nirjit Kaur

Infant Teacher


Kia Ora Kotou,

My name is Nirjit Kaur. I moved to New Zealand from India in 2007. I have been working as an early childhood teacher since 2008. I obtained my Bachelor of Teaching in early childhood education from Unitec, Auckland in 2011. After completing my education I have worked with the infants and toddlers. I am passionate about working with the children under the age of two years. I believe it is important for the teachers to develop strong, respectful relationships with the children and their families so as to promote the learning and development of the children to the optimum level. Having strong bond with the teachers enables children to feel happy, secure which further empowers them to learn through exploration. I am also passionate about implementing bi-cultural and multicultural teaching to support cultural diversity. I am married and a mother of a boy named Hans. My hobbies include book reading, listening to music.


Namdeep


Namdeep Singh

Infant Teacher


I completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching from New Zealand Tertiary College and it is a part of my pedagogical aspiration to foster a child’s natural curiosity in exploring nature while creating appreciation and respect for the natural environment.

New Zealand is a beautiful country. I have been living in New Zealand from past 12 years. I am proud mum with two beautiful kids. I joined early childhood education inspired by my daughter and son. I learn, teach and grow with my kids.

I believe that building respectful and responsive relationships with children and their whanau is the most important aspect of life itself. I believe that one of the most important responsibilities of early childhood educators is to build foundations for children to be lifelong learners. I aspire to sow seeds in children’s heart to promote equality in this multi-cultural New Zealand society. I look forward to providing quality early childhood education to children.


Sarabjit


Sarabjit Labana

Preschool teacher


Hello, My name is Sarabjit Labana and I am originally from India. I am the proud mum of a son. I have Master of Early Childhood Education and am a fully registered teacher. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, reading books and listening music.

I love working with the children. Being an admirer of Reggio Emilia Approach, I believe environment as a third teacher. I love taking children in nature to have life-long learning. I also believe that children are capable enough to create learning and achieving milestones, the only thing they need is the right direction. As a teacher, it is our responsibility to provide that support and guidance. I aim to provide experiences to the children to help them growing in independent, confident and competent learners. I am also passionate about getting the children ready for the school so that they can start their next level of learning journey with full confidence.


Niyanta


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.


Sharon


Sharon Pope

Maternity cover, Reliever


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.


Heena


Heena

Reliever


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.


Sonali


Sonali Sunaina

Reliever


Kia Ora, tēnā koutou katoa Bula!
I am a student teacher from MIT currently in my 3rd year of my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Teaching. I am excited to be a part of the Just Kidz, Flat Bush teaching team during my final year to strengthen my practice.

Born and raised in Aotearoa, I am Kiwi Indo-Fijian. Bringing my colourful Fijian Indian culture & language with me. I have lived in South East Auckland all my life. I believe tamariki are unique and they bring their whānau, culture, language, knowledge, experiences and interests with them to their learning environments, all which deserve to be recognised, celebrated and facilitated by the kaiako. Tamariki are seeds of flowers in a garden, each seed grows into a different flower each beautiful in their own right. Flowers require optimal external conditions to blossom – sunshine and water, as kaiako need to provide warmth, aroha, the feeling of safety and freedom for tamariki to develop and explore holistically.
Thank you
Have a lovely day!

Lilian


Lilian Cambell

Cook


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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