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.

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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


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 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.


Sharon Pope

Assistant Manager

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.


Steph Lee

Preschool Head Teacher

Kia Ora Parents/Whanau

I am a fully registered teacher with many years’ experience working with all ages, through babies to pre-schoolers. I enjoy working alongside children watching as they grow and learn throughout their time at Just Kidz. I have a passion for messy play and love to be outdoors exploring the environment. I look forward to welcoming and meeting all new enrolments and building connections with our families.



Preschool 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.

Faatupu Fetalaiga

Preschool Teacher

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.


Sajeshni Kumar

Head Teacher Toddler

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 Sharan

Toddler 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 Taumalefau

Toddler Teacher

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.


Rosa Laufutu

Toddler 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.


Erin Cook

Infant Teacher

I have been working in ECE for around 8yrs and gained my bachelor of teaching ECE in 2017.

I believe in providing quality, respectful early childhood care and education providing an inclusive environment for all children through building trusting and responsive relationships with our Tamaki and their whanau.

I have a teenage son and we both enjoy playing netball in our spare time.


 Infant 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

 Infant 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

Infant 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.

Miranda Beattie


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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