Teaching Your Child To Shine

Our Friendly Staff

We highly value our excellent teaching staff who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Childcare Centre. Our dedicated staff hold full registration and ECEC qualifications and have worked with us for many years. This creates a secure environment where long lasting relationships are formed with our children, families and community. Our staff, through our values and vision, implement the principles of the National Curriculum and Te Whaariki, providing parents with regular updates through their children’s individual learning portfolios.

Christine Gurusinghe

ROLE: Center Manager

Hello and Ayubowan. I have been working in the Early Childhood Sector for the last fifteen years and am a registered teacher with a Bachelor of Education (ECE). Working with the children, staff and parents I feel part of a big whanau. I appreciate all the relationships I have formed and strive to provide the best for the children in our care as they deserve nothing but the best.

Charlotte Owens

ROLE: Administration Assistant

Hello and Kia ora my name is Charlotte, I have been working in the early childhood sector as an administrator for 3 years.  I really enjoy working for Avondale Early Childhood Centre and meeting and helping the children, families and staff in anyway I can. Please feel free to pop into the office to say hello.

Claire Kelly

ROLE: Cook

Hi and Kia Ora my name is Claire I have a passion for food and cooking and although I have only been working at Avondale College Early Childhood Education Centre for a little while I am enjoying working alongside children, parents and teachers ensuring all the dietary needs of the children are met.

Yogeeta Karan Singh

ROLE: Teacher

Kia Ora and Nisa Bula, I am Yogeeta and it’s a great pleasure of being part of the Avondale College Teaching team. I have a Bachelor of Education (ECE) from Unitec and currently working towards my full registration. I love reading, meeting people, listening to music, playing netball. I believe in providing warm and welcoming environment for children because environment plays an important role into the children’s lives.

Martha Rencher

ROLE: Teacher

Hello, my name is Martha. I have been in childcare for 20 years and did my training in the early 90’s. I have met lots of wonderful parents and children and feel that relationships are very important. I have an interest in photography which I like to implement into the Centre.

Khushnum Raimalwala

Kia ora, Hello and Namaste. I am Khushnum and am happy to be a part of the dynamic team at the Avondale College Early Childhood Centre. I believe in spending quality time with the children in my care, my colleagues and parents.

I have a Graduate Diploma (ECE) from the University of Auckland and have been working in Early Childhood Education since 2002.

Reading, singing and listening to music, going on long walks and playing badminton are some of my interests.

Anuraddha Kanchireddy

ROLE: Teacher

Hello and Namaste, my name is Anuradha. I feel great being part of the Avondale College Early Childhood Centre.

I have a graduate diploma in early childhood education and am a fully registered teacher with eight years experience. I believe that each child is a competent learner and enjoy providing a quality environment and hands on learning opportunities to the children under my care.