Team Members

Rachael

Rachael

Centre Owner

Along with my husband Steve, I own Magnolia Tree Childcare.

Jessica Meade

Jessica Meade

Centre Manager

I am the Centre Manager of Magnolia Tree Whatawhata and I have been in Early Childhood Education for over 15 years.

Christina

Christina

Team Leader and Centre Assistant Manager

I am the team leader in the Pūrerehua Room, as well as the Centre Assistant Manager.

Anita

Anita

Anuhe Room Team Leader

My passion for teaching is with the under twos. I work with a fantastic team of like-minded teachers who are enthusiastic about learning alongside our tamariki, and working collaboratively with parents and whanau.

Tracy

Tracy

Pūrerehua Room Teacher

My strong interest and background in human development and behaviour have led me to pursue a career in early childhood education.

Becky

Becky

Pūrerehua Room Teacher

I am one of the locals and have lived in Whatawhata for almost 9 years.

Helen

Helen

Pūrerehua Room Teacher

It is a privilege to be a part of your ngā tamariki learning journeys.

Paridhi

Paridhi

Pūrerehua Room Teacher

I have a growing passion to see the next generation have the best possible start, through meaningful relationships.

Bex

Bex

Purerehua Room Teacher

I am a mother of three children and have been teaching since 1999.

Theresa

Theresa

Administrator

I look forward to getting to know our families and to be part of your children’s exciting journey here at Magnolia Tree Childcare.

Kelly

Kelly

Anuhe Room Teacher

I enjoy working with the under 2's and watching them explore, develop new skills and form relationships.

Kareana

Kareana

Teacher

I am a teacher in the Purerehua Room. Whatawhata is my Tangata Whenua (born and breed here). I also have a background in Te Kohanga Reo.

Grace

Grace

Under twos kaiako

I am currently working with the children in the Under Twos room. I love working with young children and watching them hit milestones, and learning magical things!

Jaimee

Jaimee

Kaiako

I love having the opportunity to watch children hit milestones here in the Anuhe room as they grow up to be confident strong individuals.