Meet Our Team
Debra & I built our first childcare in 2000/2001 and it opened in June 2001. It was the second building in the new Dannemora subdivision in East Tamaki Heights alongside the new Willowbank Primary School. Our second centre was in Pakuranga and though we expanded the capacity we decided 30 children too small for a managed service. We then set up St Johns for 75 children before grabbing the opportunity for 100 child centre at Westgate.
Our philosophy for our business is to provide quality care and education and understanding this would lead business success.
The business has developed over to several strategically located childcares. With the latest addition a franchised operation.
Kia Ora my name is Vanessa Henry. My role is the Operations Manager for Just Kidz. I have trained and worked in the early childhood education sector for over 24 years. I am a qualified and registered teacher and I am extremely passionate about meaningful, high quality early childhood education. I strive for the best in everything I do and seek this in others and for every company I become involved with. As a result of this, I have had the very rewarding position of leading others and motivating those around me to offer the very best in early childhood education. I have much experience in managing Centres and supporting pre-school companies at an operations level.
Here at Just Kidz, I have the great privilege of working alongside a fabulous team in creating and maintaining successful learning environments for our youngest learners. I work closely with our managers across our branches to uphold our systems, quality standards and our personal, caring nature as well as with each Franchisee as they join our company.Through regular visits to our branches, I get the wonderful opportunity to meet the children and stop for a chat, a game or a welcoming hug, truly the best part of the job!
Within my Operations Role, I build close relationships with each Franchisee who joins our team and become their Field Support Officer, helping to train them and ensure they understand and follow the Just Kidz high standard. Training includes all our systems and standards, industry regulations as well as the personal company approach and how we value each staff member, parent and child who becomes a part of Just Kidz. My role in working with Franchisees is ongoing as I continue to offer guidance and support to ensure full implementation and the highest level of care and education is maintained at all times.
I look forward to meeting with families who are looking for quality care and education and getting to know them and their children, as well as other like-minded individuals in the teaching profession or interested franchisees who wish to become part of our caring organisation.
If you would like to know more about joining our team, please click on the links below. You may register your interest in either working within our company or becoming a franchisee.
If you would like to know more about one of our branches for your child or children, please click here and fill in an enquiry form and we will answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you may click on our contacts page and call and speak directly to the branch of your choice.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Introducing Our Franchisees
Wei Luo (Max)
Centre Owner – Flatbush
I am Wei Luo (Max),I am originally from Shanghai. I live here with my wife and 2 young children. At Just Kidz Flatbush 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 Flatbush.
Le Tan (Roger)
Centre Owner – Albany
Hello, my name is Roger Tan, I am from Beijing in China. I have a deep passion for providing quality childcare and education. I take great joy from observing and encouraging children as they develop into life-long learners, creating, discovering, making social connections and becoming confident in their abilities. It is my aim to provide an environment where your child can grow healthily and happily.
I am very excited to share with you my beautiful pre-school in Albany, with brand new equipment, wonderful staff and advanced management support and experience. Please come by soon and see it for yourself. We would love to show you why we are so successful. Please call our head office for enquiries, email us or visit our website for updates.
Centre Owner – Huapai
I am the owner of Just Kidz Huapai, I Graduated from University of Auckland in 2013, now I am doing part time masters in AUT. Currently I am living in the West Auckland with my husband and my 2-year-old boy. When I met the Just Kidz team, I knew this was exactly what I wanted. I am passionate about the early childhood industry. I want to provide quality care and education to our children, provide the best environment for children and our teachers. As a mum, I love to hear children laughing each morning and watching them grow up. My goal is to provide a best childcare locally.
Centre Owner – Kelston
Hello, I am Maggie Xu. I studied engineering in Shanghai and traveled around the world and worked on super high-rise buildings, but that did not prevent me from being mesmerized by the good old Saturday BBQ where kids run wild and things get broken. Sooner or later we all come back to family, to kids mostly.