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 a 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


Emma Cox

Head Teacher Tui room (Under Two’s)


Kia Ora, my name is Emma. I am a mum to a wonderful 10 year old boy called Ollie who I love spending time with, as well as watching movies, and going on walks in our spare time. I hold a Bachelor in Early Childhood Teaching, with over 15 years experience working with children of all ages both in the UK and here in New Zealand.

I strongly believe that every child is capable and competent and provided with a safe and stimulating environment that considers their needs will succeed and become lifelong learners. I am passionate about working with the Under 2’s, providing for their care moments in an unlimited environment where they feel safe and secure within their relationships to explore, lean and grow.


Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Rachelle Mountford

Tui Room Teacher (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 ) – on Maternity leave


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


Aliitasi Afamasaga

Tui Room Teacher (Under two’s )


Tolafa Lava. Kia Ora and warm greetings to you all. My name is Aliitasi Afamasaga. I’m a Samoan and I am a mother of 3 children. We lived in Ranui. I studied at Te Tari Puna Ora O Aotearoa from 2009 to 2013(ECE NZ). I completed my National Diploma in Teaching (ECE) and then followed this up with a Bachelor of Teaching. I am a Full register teacher in Aotearoa NZ.
I enjoy teaching and caring for our young children as I believe these are the most incredible years of a child’s developmental stage and it gives me great pleasure to see our tamariki as the competent and confident learners that they are.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Tahani Saeed

Tui Room Teacher (Under two’s )


Salam Alkkoom, Kia ora,
My name is Tahani, I have a level 5 Diploma certificate in Early Childhood Education, and over 5 years experience in ECE.
I’m so glad to work at Just Kidz Henderson, I believe that children learn through play, so I’m looking forward to be part of your child learning journey.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Satbir Kaur

Tui Room Teacher (Under two’s )


My name is Satbir Kaur, I was born and raised in India and moved to Aotearoa in 2016.

I have completed Bachelors in computing from India. I finished Post Graduation in computing and Post Graduation in Business from New Zealand. And I’m studying Graduate Diploma of teaching in ECE at NZTC now.

I have always been passionate about working in education sector.
I have started my ECE career in February 2021. My goal as a teacher is to provide an interactive and safe learning environment to the young ones so that they develop social skills and become kind, empathetic tiny humans.


Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Andrea Spraggs

Head Teacher Kiwi room (2-3 Years)


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


Narelle Jones

Kiwi Room teacher (Toddlers 2-3 years)


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


Michelle Suwantika

Kiwi Room teacher (Toddlers 2-3 years)


Kia Ora,

My name is Michelle, I have a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Unitec Institute of Technology. I am a fully registered teacher and have been working in ECE for almost 6 years.
In my spare time I love to go to the beach, watch all sorts of dramas on Netflix and love spending time building Lego.
I have always loved looking after children from a young age and am passionate about working with children. It is such a privilege to nurture, guide and support children in their learning journey and watch them grow as individuals and achieve their milestones. I strongly believe in building reciprocal relationships with children, Whānau and teachers to create a safe and loving environment for them to grow and learn. I look forward to the relationships I will build with your children and Whānau.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Bonnie Tang

Kiwi Room teacher (Toddlers 2-3 years)


Kia Ora,

My name is Bonnie. I hold a diploma in Early childhood Education and have been an Early childhood Educator for over 2 years.
I am excited to be working in such a beautiful and caring environment at Just Kidz Henderson. I am very passionate about working with children! I love the energy they bring and being able to see them grow and develop new skills every day is a great experience.

I have 2 lovely daughters (11years& 8years). I can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. I love fitness and dancing. In my spare time, I like meeting with my friends and going shopping. I’m very happy to be part of the Just Kidz Henderson team, I look forward to getting to know you all.


Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Abigail Suwantika

Head Teacher Kea room (Younger preschool 3-4 years)


Kia ora,

My name is Abi I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the University of Waikato. I am a fully registered teacher and have been working in ECE for almost 10 years.

I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland and originally planned to be a high school music teacher but was persuaded to give early childhood a go by my lovely mum (who is also an ECE teacher) and have never looked back!
In my spare time I love to watch Korean dramas with my husband and watch pretty much anything on Netflix.
I am very passionate about working alongside children and establishing reciprocal relationships with them and their whānau. I am incredibly excited to be working at Just Kidz and getting to know all the tamariki and their whānau.


Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Louis Zhang

Kea Room teacher (Younger Preschool 3-4 years)


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


Mesha Blair

Kea Room teacher (Younger Preschool 3-4 years)


Kia ora!
My name is Mesha and I am Māori, Dutch and New Zealand European. I am a qualified teacher currently working towards completing my registration. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood from the University of Auckland and completed this in 2012. I have had over 7 years experience working in the industry in both New Zealand and Australia. I have two beautiful children named Azaylia and Te Puna and in my spare time I like to hang out with my whānau, watch my children play sports and watch Netflix series and movies.

The heart of my teaching philosophy is based around collaboration and working together with everyone including children, whānau and teachers. I have always loved working with children and find this industry to be fun and exciting as I get to be a big part in supporting and guiding children to learn and grow. I am excited to be a part of Just Kidz Henderson and being able to support, guide and teach the tamariki here.


Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Rakhee Orsborn

Ruru Room Head Teacher (Younger preschool 4-5 yrs room)


Kia Ora,

My name is Rakhee, I have worked over 20 years in the Early Childhood Education sector. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in teaching which has been an amazing journey. My husband and I live out west with our four children, our dog Cleo and four chickens which keep me pretty busy. I love to spend time with my whānau and friends on the weekends, gardening, cooking, baking and dancing.

I have a real passion for teaching, providing a positive fun environment with respect and kindness. I enjoy bringing nature and culture into our learning environment as I extend and teach tamariki. I look forward to getting to know you all, and am very happy to be part of the Just Kidz Henderson team.


Zoey - Owner Ormiston


Sean Xiao

Ruru Room Teacher (Preschool 4-5 years)


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


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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