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 early childhood education 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 childcare environment that provides stimulating and safe learning spaces, where children can become confident and competent learners.

Our dynamic early childhood education 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 infant, toddler and preschool programmes foster 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.

    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
  • 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.

    A.Dang
  • 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

Max


Wei Luo (Max)

Franchisee – (Centre Owner)


Ni Hao (你好) and Kia Ora Whanau
I am the centre owner and I am originally from Shanghai. New Zealand has been my home now for over 6 years, living with my wife and two children. I am very happy to have an amazing team to support me in running my centre. I believe we have a friendly vibrant centre environment that provides quality care and learning for children.



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.

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia ō tātou māhi | Let the uniqueness of children guide our work.



Sharon


Sharon Pope

Management Support


Kia ora, I was born and raised in Tauwhare, Waikato, currently living out at Waiuku.
I work part time to support management, this work is mainly done from home.
I love to share my knowledge and inspire colleagues with my teaching knowledge gained from 37 years of working in ECE.
I believe Just Kidz has a warm, welcoming, environment that invites people in, and from this we endeavour to build strong relationships with our families/whanau, so they feel they belong here to, and trust their tamariki to our care!
When I am not here, you might find me in my garden, at the beach, reading, walking my dog, or hanging out with family and friends.

Aroha



Steph


Steph Lee

Assistant Manager


Kia Ora Parents/Whanau

Kia ora, I am a fully registered teacher with 17 years’ experience working with all ages. I have 3 wonderful children that I adore and cherish.

My passion is working alongside children watching as they grow and learn throughout their time at Just Kidz. I enjoy messy play and love to be outdoors exploring the environment.

I look forward to welcoming all new enrolments and building connections with whānau.




Faatupu Fetalaiga

Head Teacher Hiringa


Talofa lava. I have 18 years of teaching experience in the preschool setting and I enjoy utilising the skills and tools I’ve gained in implementing a quality programme for young children.

I am open minded, friendly, energetic, mature & have a responsible approach to children’s learning and development.

I possess an excellent ability to motivate children and team members combined, with the ability to communicate comfortably at all levels, therefore ensuring an excellent learning environment for all to perform at their best. I also bring to the team skills in art and to build relationships with parents and staff.



Paris


Paris

Hiringa Teacher


Kiaora whanau
Ko Ngongotaha te maunga
Ko Parawai, Ko Tarukenga ngā marae
Ko Te Arawa toku iwi
Ko Ngati Tura, Ngati Te Ngakau me Ngati Rangiwewehi oku hapu
No Rotorua ahau
Ko Peter Pene toku pāpā
Ko Deidre Tata toku māmā
Ko Paris Pene-Tata toku ingoa
Tena koutou katoa.

Hello Whanau and Friends,
I have been working at Just Kidz, Flat bush for the last three years and I have gained a lot of knowledge from my team and management and enjoyed every day getting to know our tamariki. I have recently completed my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and look forward to helping tamariki develop in all areas.




Samantha Calder

Hiringa Teacher


Kia Ora! I was born in New Zealand and attended local schools. I have recently completed my Bachelor teaching ECE. I am very happy to be given the opportunity to encourage and support children to reach their milestones and I look forward to starting my mentoring programme as a newly registered teacher. We are a great team and I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a cool group of teachers and I look forward to getting to know each child and their whanau. I believe every child is unique and deserve the very best care and education I can give them.



Mimi


Mimi Poon

Hiringa Teacher


Kia Ora whānau.
I have been a qualified registered ECE teacher for over 10 years. I’m a mum of an active boy who keeps me on my toes along with two fur babies.
I enjoy working with children, supporting them in their journey through their early years. I believe their curiosity guides and leads their learning through a natural process of problem-solving, developing strong relationships, social skills, language, and imagination bringing out their confidence.



Sajeshni


Sajeshni Kumar

Head Teacher Rangahau


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



Neha


Neha Sharan

Rangahau 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 currently studying towards ECE teaching degree.



Esther


Rosa Laufutu

Rangahau Teacher


Talofa lava,

I have been working as an Early Childhood Teacher for almost eight years now. I have always enjoyed working with young children and I have a passion for working with them. I really enjoy making a strong, positive warm relationship with all our tamariki and our whanau. Teaching in early childhood give me the opportunity to grow in knowledge and make new discoveries through exploration.




Billy Wu

Rangahau Teacher


Ni Hao (你好)! Hello, parents/whanau!

I am Zhihang, but feel free to call me Billy. I am originally from China and moved to the breath-taking country of Aotearoa New Zealand at the age of 19. In 2020, I attained my graduate diploma in early childhood education from NZTC, officially becoming a qualified registered teacher. However, my journey in ECE began back in 2018.

Working with children from infancy to pre-school age brings me immense joy. Witnessing their growth and learning during their early years is incredibly rewarding. My creativity and passion for an active lifestyle find their way into my approach to early childhood teaching. In my early childhood education practice, I strive to create environments that are not only inviting and fun but also ignite a sense of wonder and curiosity, fostering a love for lifelong learning. I understand that each child is unique, and I am committed to tailoring my teaching to meet their individual needs and interests..




Saruchi

 Koru 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.




Robyn Russell

 Koru Teacher


Hi, my name is Robyn and I am very excited to be joining the families of Just Kidz Flatbush. My husband, Richard and I moved out to New Zealand from South Africa with our older two daughters in 2000. We then had another little girl, Emily, who still lives at home with us. I enjoy spending my spare time watching Emily play netball, chilling at home, going for walks and caring for all our animals. Initially qualified as a Physiotherapist, I then perused a career in ECE and completed my Graduate Diploma ECE at The University of Auckland. I have 12 years’ experience working in ECE, with 10 years working with the under two’s and 8 as a Primary Caregiver to under ones. My main passion is working with the youngest people of our community and feel blessed when given the opportunity to get to know these precious little people, helping to care for them in their home away from home and working together with their families/whanau to help these babies reach their full potential in life.




Fraya Horan

Koru teacher


Kia ora, hello, I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your children. I have been in ECE for 8 years and have loved all the different learning opportunities I have received. I’m looking forward to supporting and encouraging your children throughout their learning journey and creating fun filled memories along the way.




Lauren Feng

Koru Teacher


Hi everyone, I grew up in China and have lived in New Zealand since 2013. I am currently studying Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education, and I am excited to become a registered teacher next year. I have worked in Early Childhood centres since 2016, gained experiences in all age groups.

I enjoy doing creative art and exploring the outside area with tamariki and I am looking forward to learning and growing with our tamariki and Whanau in this new journey!




Danni Blackwell

Koru Teacher


Hello,
I have just finished school and have joined Just Kidz to cover a maternity leave.
I have a passion for working with children. I feel lucky to have joined a passionate friendly team that will support and guide me on my journey.



Esther


Esther Taumalefau

Maternity leave


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.




Miranda Beattie

Cook


Kia Ora

I am the cook for Just Kidz Flat Bush. I have previously worked in ECE for 10 years before leaving to have a family of three, now 18, 16 and 12 years.
For the past 9 years I have taught at and managed a local gymnastic centre. I am really enjoying my role here and love teaching the children about food and watching them develop cooking and conversation skills.




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