Our Teachers

Our teachers are qualified or training to become qualified in early childhood education. Our teachers are passionate and caring professionals who offer respectful guidance for tamariki through responsive interactions to ensure quality teaching and learning. Our teachers are life long learners and all participate in professional development and reflective practise as a vital part of our pedagogy at Creative Cubs. 

We value our teachers as our biggest asset and provide a caring, supportive and positive environment where we can grow and learn together. 


Brogan is our amazing nursery Team Leader. Brogan started with us last year when we opened our nursery and has been such an asset to the team. Her sense of humour makes everyone laugh each day! She has grown so much within her teaching practice and recently took on the well deserved role of Team Leader. Brogan is very passionate about the development of infants and toddlers and strives for the best for each and every child. She is also very knowledgeable with NZ Sign Language and loves incorporating this into her daily practice with the team.


Monique is one of our kaiako in the nursery. Monique joined us this year and has been an absolute joy to have on board. She has an amazing sense of humour and such a soft nature in caring for our smallest tamariki. Monique is fully qualified and is working towards her full teacher registration. She has developed genuine and trusting reciprocal relationships with our children and whānau, and makes sure everyone is so welcome within our centre.


Pauline is our amazing kaiako in the preschool. Pauline absolutely loves music and is so talented on the guitar. She loves singing and playing music with our tamariki and provides engaging and exciting mat times  our children love to be a part of. Pauline is passionate about New Zealand Sign Language and embeds this into her experiences and practice throughout the day. Pauline will greet you with the warmest smile and ensure you feel a sense of belonging from the second you walk in the room!


Donna has been with us at Creative Cubs since day one. Donna loves music and storytelling experiences, and even has her special puppets that make an appearance most days. Donna has many years of experience under her belt and is very knowledgeable in the ECE sector. Donna is great fun to be around, and loves to make up songs throughout the day for the children (and teachers!) to enjoy. On dress up days Donna loves to get amongst it all and you will see her in amazing outfits, including a black cat, a bumble bee, and even the Wonkey Donkey!


Katelyn is our new teacher in training. Katelyn works in both the nursery and preschool and is so bubbly and friendly. She has just completed her first year towards her teaching degree, and is enjoying the well deserved break from study. Katelyn loves being active and having fun, and is a big fan of the arts! She is so excited to learn alongside us. We are so lucky to have her here at Creative Cubs!


Sophie started at Creative Cubs when we first opened and is our creative arts extraordinaire! She has so many talents when it comes to art and music – just what we love! Sophie is one of our preschool teachers and brings so much passion and commitment to everything she does. Sophie has amazing relationships with our tamariki and is so open to learning and growing as a newly qualified teacher.