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.

Becky

Becky

Pūrerehua Room Teacher

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

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 have built my own personal philosophy around respectful relationships with children. Allowing each individual child with the space, love, and support to learn at their own pace, offering primary care (infants), tender/meaningful care moments, naturally paced motor development, free movement, and uninterrupted play.

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.

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.