Pipi Room  |  0 - 2 years

The Pipi room is for infants starting from 3 months. The room has lots of space to accommodate for the developmental stages of rolling, crawling and walking. The environment is designed to help the children explore and develop at their own pace. We work alongside parents and whanau to help build consistent routines so it is an easy transition from home to Small Fries. We have a wonderful team of teachers who provide love, respect and quality care for all who come through our doors.

Meet the Teachers


  • Angie / team leader

    Hi, my name is Angie.

    I am passionate about quality care and education for children.I studied a Bachelor of Education specialising in Early Childhood and have now worked alongside infants and toddlers for several years. I am happy to be working in a centre that promotes quality care and education. I am delighted to also be part of a Christian team that engages with and supports the community.



  • joy

    Hi, my name is Joy (Jiyoung). I am from Korea, I have been living in New Zealand since 2011. I joined the Pipi team in January 2016.  I am grateful for beginning my career at Small Fries, I am very passionate about my work and I really love children, I love sharing my day with them. I am also very happy that I can help them grow and develop.  In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, walking on the beach and swimming with my husband.

  • Vicky/ Team Leader

    Kia ora, my name is Vicky Chen and I am very happy to be here at Small Fries as the team leader for little pipi room. It is my privilege to have this amazing opportunity to work with the lovely children, their whanau and the team. 
    A little about me, I was born in China and have moved to New Zealand in 2007. I have been working in Early Childhood field for over 10 years. I think it is a gift to be part of this lovely team and to share the learning journey with our beautiful tamariki (children) and their whanau (family). 
    I am extremely passionate about Early Children Education. I just love watching the children explore the world around them, it is so amazing to see joy spark in their eyes as they discover something new. I believe all children should be respected and valued as socially and emotionally competent and confident learners   

  • Erica

    Hi, my name is Erica. I came from Chengdu, an ancient city in China. I’m one of the teachers in the Little Pipi room. I feel grateful to work with our awesome teachers and beautiful Children at Small Fries.

    I love working with babies and toddlers. Currently, I’m doing a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education). I’m passionate about releasing children’s potential to achieve their learning and development success. I respect and value children’s differences and follow their interests to support their learning journey.

    I live with my husband Hao and my son Gordon, who goes to primary school now. I love being in nature. In my spare time, I love spending time at the beach or beside a waterfall with my family.

  • cecilia

    My name is Cecilia Ho. I am from Taiwan and moved to New Zealand in 1996. I graduated from AUT with bachelor of Spatial Design degree; I started my career in early childhood education  while I lived and worked in Australia. During those 5 years I completed my study,  for the role that I have been teaching as an assistant,  with a Certificate in Children's Services. I enjoy working with children so much. I have experience with working in all age groups but really love the babies and toddlers. I am enjoying to work closely with families to get the best outcomes for children. 



  • Debbie

    Hi, my name is Debbie. I was born in England and grew up in New York. I am passionate about babies and pre-schoolers and followed that passion to Canada as a Nanny. Back in New Zealand I have spent time in childcare Centres  and did Home based Care while I raised my own two children. My Children are now teenagers and I found my home at Small Fries where I can share my love for children.