Our Team

Our team values our children and as well as our sustainability ethos.
Meet the wonderful people behind Little Moa's!

Little Moa's Staff

Working together to offer the best childcare, our team are trained and passionate about your child's learning experience with our holistic, sustainable & eco-friendly approach.
Meet the friendly faces who work at Little Moa's:

Meys Alsafar | Educational Consultant | Little Moas

Meys Alsafar: Educational Consultant

Meys is Little Moa's educational consultant. Meys background is in science as well as in teaching. After working for years in the field of medical science. She realised that her passion is with small children and their overall wellbeing. Therefore, she studied Early Childhood Education at the University of Auckland to become a childcare teacher and she then went on to spend many years teaching and managing Early Childhood Education Settings.

“My perspective emerges from the combination of my two diverse backgrounds in science and education. This diversity helped me design and implement a special educational program for the children and families of Little Moa's Early Learning Centre. From very different experiences, and for many different reasons, I realised that my purpose in life is to support the wellbeing of our children, their future and the importance of raising public awareness about current environmental issues that have an impact on the future of our children and our community.”

“I am 100% committed and dedicated to supporting the team and the families of our daycare centre in Mount Wellington. I believe that together, we can plant seeds of love, care, compassion, and respect in each child attending our centre … Welcome to the family of Little Moa's Early Learning Centre”

Jenni Irvine | Educational Consultant |  Little Moas

Jenni Irvine

Educational Consultant

Shannon Barry | Team Leader |  Little Moas

Shannon Barry

Team Leader

Amy Bethune | Team Leader | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, AUckland

Amy Bethune

Team Leader

Carin Krahz | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Carin Krahz

Teacher

Ruby Kaur | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Ruby Kaur

Teacher

Chrysla Ireland | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Chrysla Ireland

Teacher

Lena Nascimento | Kai Creator / Chef  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Lena Nascimento

Kai Creator

Ruchika Sharma | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Ruchika Sharma

Teacher

Tracy Rata | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Tracey Rata

Teacher

Elisa Gutierrez | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Elisa Gutierrez

Teacher

Eva Reiti | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Eva Reiti

Teacher

Suzanne Smith  | Housekeeper & Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Suzanne Smith

Housekeeper & Teacher

Taunten King | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Taunten King

Teacher

Chloe Kennedy | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Chloe Kennedy

Teacher

Gopika | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Gopika Ramachandran

Teacher

Vikashni Prasad | Teacher  | Little Moas Early Learning Centre, Auckland

Vikashni Prasad

Teacher

Playtime is precious.

Play builds brain pathways for Thinking, Creativity, Flexibility, Empathy and many other life long skills.

“Heather Shumaker”