Welcome to Henderson Centre

Just Kidz Henderson is a wonderful, purpose-built early childhood education centre, located in the popular hub of Lincoln Rd. It is licensed for 90 children and caters for the educational and childcare needs of children from birth to 6 years of age. There are 4 very spacious learning spaces filled with exceptional learning and play resources. We have dedicated rooms for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers with amazing large nature inspired playgrounds to the front and the rear of the building.

We are open from 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday and offer half day sessions, ‘school’ days or full days on either a full-time or part time attendance. Our great location means families and whanau can enjoy the convenience of running errands or meeting a friend for coffee, knowing children in our care are safe and well cared for.

Just Kidz Henderson, is proud of the experienced and passionate early childhood educated staff who provide ‘a fun place to learn’, whilst ensuring each and every learner feels safe, welcomed, recognised and supported in their development and care. The staff are nurturing and value each child, encouraging their potential and inspiring curiosity and exploration, leading to a life of learning and social competence. In this, children learn with and alongside each other, communicating and sharing, whilst developing confidence in leading their learning, inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy and Te Whariki, the NZ ECE curriculum.

At Just Kidz Henderson, we value, respect and recognise each child’s culture and identity. We want our children and families to hold a true sense of belonging within our childcare centre and to feel that we are an extension of their home and community. Children and whanau will feel warm and welcomed, supported, heard and acknowledged.

We provide information about children’s ongoing development and learning through online portfolios, to enable sharing with family easily, as well as providing a portfolio book that each child can keep and revisit. These resources, beautifully capture the magic of learning and experience that each child embraces. In this, we work in partnership with parents and whanau in building on each child’s learning journey and recognise parents as first teachers.

Please, get in touch with us today or call in for a visit to see for yourself the fabulous and inspiring early childhood education centre we have created and meet our fabulous team. We look forward to getting to know each new family and providing you with a wealth of support and positive early childhood experiences.

Meet Our Team

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Angie Pan

Centre Director

Kia Ora, my name is Angie and I am the Centre Director at Just Kidz Henderson.

I hold a Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching and a Master’s degree in business. I started my teaching journey in 2013 and I have great passion in early childhood education, I also believe every child is unique and has its own potential. I have three children and live with my partner in west Auckland. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, gardening, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

I look forward to being part of your child’s learning journey!

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Rachelle Mountford

Head Teacher Tui room (Under Two’s)

Kia Ora,

My name is Rachelle and I was born and raised in Rotorua. I have recently moved here to Auckland with my partner. I have earned my Bachelor’s Degree in teaching early childhood and I am a fully registered teacher. I love working with tamariki and watching them grow as competent and confident individuals. Early childhood education has always been my passion and I’m excited to see where my teaching journey will take me.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Serena Hughes

Tui Room Teacher (Under two’s )

Kia Ora my name is Serena Hughes.

I have 20 years experience working in early childhood education.I am a mother of three children aged 22,19 and 13 years old. I am also a proud nana of a 2 year old little girl named Lake. I have a great passion for working with children of all ages and consider myself to be a loving and caring person that has a great work ethic. I am very committed to working and learning alongside your children. I look forward to watching them grow, build new friendships and become capable, confident learners.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Andrea Spraggs

Head Teacher Kiwi room (2-3 Yrs)

Kia Ora,

I’m Andrea and I’m excited to be working here at Just Kidz Henderson. I have been a registered ECE teacher for more than 13 years now. I live locally with my husband Jonny and my two boys Isaac and Lucas who keep me very busy!! In my spare time I love to read, listen to music and go exploring with my boys.

I love working with children of all ages, as they all have their own special qualities. I am passionate about children reaching their goals and having fun as they learn and grow. I also love learning about different cultures and languages. (I can speak Spanish fluently as I lived in Spain for six years.) I look forward to getting to know all of you and your families.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Sean Xiao

Kiwi Room teacher (Toddlers 2-3 yrs)

Kia Ora and Nihao,

My name is Sean. I hold a Graduate Diploma of teaching in ECE and have been working as a registered teacher for 5 years. I am passionate about inspiring young minds along their learning journey, by providing a safe and nurtured learning environment. I live in Massey area with my lovely family and my hobbies are wind surfing and music.

I will strive to provide a welcoming , creative and respectful environment to better serve our local community.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Narelle Jones

Kiwi Room teacher (Toddlers 2-3 yrs)

Kia Ora,

Ko Narelle toku ingoa. I live in Massey and I’m proud to be a Westie. I live with my husband Mark, and our two sons Ryan and Logan. I love animals and our family includes a dog, two guinea pigs, a rabbit ,budgies, quail and goldfish. In my spare time I love to read and potter in the garden.

I discovered my passion for working with young children after having my own tamariki, and for over ten years I have had the pleasure of having my career and my passion come together. I have a Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education and I am fully registered. I am passionate about providing quality care and education for our tamariki and building partnerships with whanau. I believe in positive and respectful practice, allowing children to develop meaningful relationships and lead their own learning through play.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Louis Zhang

Kea Room teacher (Younger Preschool 3+ yrs)

Hi Everyone,

My name is Louis. I am an enthusiastic NZ fully registered ECE teacher and hold a current First Aid certificate. I am originally from China and speak fluently in both English and Mandarin. I have been working in ECE for about 6 years. As a male teacher I strive to be a capable and qualified ECE teacher. I like to provide a challenging, inviting and positive learning environment where children feel safe, valued and comfortable.

I have three children, two girls and one boy. I enjoy my family time. I also like fishing, listening to music, singing and travelling in my spare time.

I am looking forward to working with you and your whanau.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Manpreet Kaur

Kea room teacher (3yrs +)

Sat shri akal, Kia ora, Hello,

My name is Manpreet Kaur (Manu). I am originally from India and recently moved to New Zealand. I love living here and love to explore new places.

I have done Master of Education and Master of Arts in India. I have been working with various settings of children since 2018. This time span includes teaching in India and working in Early childhood centres in NZ. Here in NZ, I started my journey as reliever and now I’m working as a permanent teacher. I believe that every age group is fun to work with and each one of them is a different experience in itself. Supporting each tamariki with their unique interests, strengths and desire to learn is what I thrive upon as a kaiako. I greatly value building respectful and caring relationships with all tamariki, whānau and kaiako. I am confident that by constantly working on building reciprocal and responsive relationships with children and their whanau, we are able to foster an environment at Just Kidz where belonging, being and becoming is a paramount.

I feel delighted to be working at Just Kidz Henderson.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Emily Sun

Centre Cook

Kia Ora & Ni Hao

My name is Emily Sun and I live in Western Heights with my family. I have more than 10 years experience working as a cook in Early Childhood Education Centres. I am passionate about healthy cooking and I have taken community nutrition courses from the Heart Foundation. I’m looking forward to meeting you at Just Kidz. I will endeavour to make meals healthy and delicious.

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