Kiwi Room  |  2 - 3.5 years

The Kiwi room is for children aged approximately 2 years up to around 3.5 years old.

At this age children begin to play more interactively with their peers. We focus on developing advanced social play skills, such as sharing and turn-taking. The children learn best when they play, explore and discover according to their interests. We create an environment where your child feels loved and safe to explore.

Meet the Teachers


  • Iris / TEAM LEADER

    Kia Ora. My name is Iris Li I have been teaching in Early Childhood sines 2014 when I completed my Graduate Diploma study in ECE. I have strong interest in education and enjoy researching and learning about new developments in all aspects of education. My passion is Early Childhood Education and love being part of children's growth, development and achievements. i am also a mother of two lovely girls aged between six and 11 months old. I enjoy going for walks, reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with my family and friends. 

  • Marifel

    Kia Ora! My name is Marifel. I am a Qualified teacher with Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with full teacher registration. I have been an ECE teacher in New Zealand since 2010 with children of different age groups. I can say that teaching has been my passion and vocation since i was a child. i consider every moment a very significant one because every day has its own story to tell. I believe that every child is unique and endowed with different talents. As a teacher, I am here to motivate and inspire our children to be able to maximize their potentials and become confident and competent learners. 

    i am very privilege to be working here at Small Fries, and I am so excited to meet our lovely children, and their families as well as the wider community.

  • Tina

    Hi my name is Tina Bradley I am Married to Iain Bradley and we attend Windsor park Baptist Church. I have 3 young adult children Joshua, Mitchell and Aimee. Before Small Fries I worked in a volunteer capacity at Windsor park Baptist as the craft coordinator of M.O.P.S. (mothers of preschoolers) teaching mum's how to make a home on budget. I also taught craft to many different age groups in church. I love nurturing, teaching and having fun with young children. This is were I feel God has lead me at this time.  I am currently enrolled at NZTC to be a qualified ECE teacher!  

  • Stephanie

    Hi my name is Stephanie. When I was small my dreams were always to became a good teacher as I had an amazing teacher in my first school years, that inspired me and gave me the hope of becoming an caring, supportive teacher. After school I followed my dreams of becoming that teacher.

    I went to the University of the Freestate in Bloemfontein, a city in South Africa, where I graduated with an Bachelor Education (Pre-School and Foundation Phase) degree. I started teaching in the Freestate and through the years moved around to many towns till I ended up in New Zealand. I am so blessed that I got the chance to teach at Small Fries where I can share my religion as a Christian with these lovely children we have. I am passionate about working with children and strive to be a loving, caring teacher that will help learners to become strong independent and competent learners. I belief that each child can reach their dream with the correct guidance and support. I will always give my best to my learners to make sure they will one day be able to use the skills that they learned from me.


  • Wilson

    Hi my name is Wilson; I am currently on my final year of studying Early Childhood Education through NZTC. I'm from Harbin, a city known for its winter culture in the North-East of China. I have an artistic background; apart from teaching in this great Centre, I am also a part-time classical vocalist. It is always my pleasure to sing with children as I believe the voice of children is, in fact, the purest form of music, composed by the creator of the universe. Moreover, I am a Christian and I believe that his love that is in us will overflow to our children so that they too are blessed and loved by him.