Welcome to Ormiston Centre

Just Kidz Ormiston is a stunning, purpose-built early childhood education centre, located in the Heart of Ormiston Town Centre. It is licensed for 63 children and caters for the educational needs and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age. We have 3 separate learning spaces for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers with amazing resources both indoors and outdoors, providing the highest quality childcare.

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 great coffee and shopping while dropping and picking up their children, with plenty of parking and easy access.

Just Kidz Ormiston’s, passionate and committed, qualified early childhood team provides a warm, welcoming, fun, safe place for children to learn and develop their full potential and become confident and socially competent members of the community. We value an environment which inspires curiosity and exploration and encourage children to make discoveries with and alongside each other in their early years.

At Just Kidz Ormiston, we also value, respect and acknowledge each child’s culture and identity and always believe in building a positive relationship with the family and whanau to develop healthy and happy children, creating a positive ‘home away from home’ childcare environment.

We provide information about children’s ongoing early childhood education and 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.

We welcome you to get in touch and come and see for yourself the stunning and stimulating pre-school environment 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


Centre Director

Hi everyone, I’m Zoey. I am the director of Just Kidz Ormiston Centre. I am from Shanghai, China. My husband Max runs another Justkidz in Flatbush. I am excited to join this team and wish to grow together with everyone here. I used to work as a flight attendant in an airline for ten years and gained fantastic traveling experience, so I am eager to explore and try new things indeed. I often take my two children out to broaden their horizons and tap their rich creativity.

I am very grateful to Just Kidz for all the company and support, from the birth of my children to preschool, which inspires tremendous potential and nurtures talents in each child. This is why I chose to join Just Kidz Ormiston centre.

Believe me, your children can also discover unlimited potential in Just Kidz. Come and join us!

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Annu Reddy

Center Manager

Kia Ora!

I am privileged to be part of Just Kidz Ormiston team as the Centre Manager. I am a qualified registered teacher with 7 years’ experience working in Childcare Centres in Aotearoa, NZ and more than 20 years’ experience as a Primary School Teacher in my home country, Fiji.

I strongly believe in building a trusting relationship with all the children and their whanau, along with a positive team culture within the Centre. I am also passionate about providing a safe and fun-loving environment to the children so they can express their feelings, explore, and engage in activities to become confident and competent learners.

I enjoy taking up challenges to achieve desired goals. Therefore, I look forward to providing quality education and care to all the children and their whanau at Just Kidz Ormiston.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Sheenal Murti

Toddlers & Preschool Teacher

Kia Ora Namaste!
My name is Sheenal Murti. I have been teaching in Early Childhood for more than 10 years. I have two precious daughters. I believe that children learn through play and interacting with the world around them. My role is that of a co-constructor. I am passionate about providing a learning environment that is inclusive to all and forming fun memories along the way. I am looking forward to meeting and building relationship with the whanau, tamariki and staff.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Jo Mao

Toddler & Preschool Teacher

Kia Ora
My name is Jo Mao, and I recently graduated from the University of Auckland. I come from China and have stayed in New Zealand for almost 20 years. I had my family here, and I am a mother of two children. I am passionate about supporting children and their families with their bilingual and biliteracy learning in a multimodal way. As I believe that all children have the gift they can bring to the education centre, families and teachers are champions for sharing responsibility in supporting children’s diversity learning achievement.

I believe all children are unique and must have an equitable and positive educational environment to grow as confident and competent learners. Therefore, I desire to create inclusive learning opportunities where children can meet their full potential, and I will provide a safe and diverse learning environment where children are engaged in sharing their ideas and taking risks.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Meylanie Moreno

Infant Teacher

Kia Ora And Mabuhay!
I am a fully qualified, registered ECE Teacher and a First Aid Certificate holder. I have been teaching for twenty years and this noble profession has made me realise how privileged I am to be part of the journey of each and every lovely child in this centre.
I look forward to share with the children, families and teachers my utmost care, respect and dedication thereby creating happy and beautiful learning experiences together.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Shivani Ram

Infant Teacher

Kia Ora and Bula
I come from the beautiful Island Fiji. Coming from a business background in Fiji, the shift to being an early childhood teacher is fun and challenging. I am a qualified teacher with bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and I am a provisionally registered teacher. Since 2017, I have worked and gained experience in different early childhood Centres in Auckland.

I am passionate about providing quality early childhood care and education to the young children. I am looking forward to working in an environment with a supportive team, that provides high quality care and learning opportunities for young children.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Samantha Calder


Kia Ora!
I`m Sam. I was born in New Zealand and attended local schools. I am currently a teacher in training studying to complete a Bachelor of Education Level 7. I am very happy to be given the opportunity to encourage and support children to reach their milestones and I look forward to my studies in my chosen career. 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.

Zoey - Owner Ormiston

Hardeep Kaur

Centre Cook

Kia Ora Everyone
My name is Hardeep kaur and I was born in India, but I have lived in New Zealand from past 15 years. I hold a Diploma (Level 5) in Early Childhood Education and a Certificate (Level 5). I have worked as a Centre Cook/ Reliever at Just Kidz Dannemora from last 7years.
My teaching Philosophy is that every child is unique and has its own way of learning. Every child that comes to a centre brings their culture and values. Through culturally responsive practice we can build effective and trustworthy relationships with children and their families. We follow the treaty-based curriculum where every child is unique and special. I provide equal opportunities for all children. We celebrate diversity at Just Kidz. I will be working as a cook/relief teacher at Just Kidz Ormiston.

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