Meet our Kea Room teachers

The Kea room hosts children from around 3½ years until they go to school at 5 years old or later. Our preschool program is fun filled and play-based, driven to give your children all of the opportunities needed to develop their skills to be ready for school. We are very proud of our transition to school successes. When you come for a visit our teachers will answer all your questions regarding the details of this preschool program!

  • Jinwon | Team Leader

    Hi, my name is Jinwon Min and I am from South Korea. I gained my qualification (Graduate Diploma in Teaching ECE) at the New Zealand Tertiary College in 2013. I believe that children are gifts from God and I enjoy being with them, which is why I believe that working for and with children is my calling. When I have spare time I go for walks, read books and meet up with my friends.

  • Nancy

    Hi, I'm Nancy, a teacher in the Kea room. Working with children is my passion. It took me a long time to find out what I really enjoy doing as a profession. Being able to support each child in their different developmental areas is my ultimate goal. I find it fascinating how different and unique each child is and how I learn from them every day. I wish that God blesses me with good health to be able to continue being his instrument to bring up great human beings. I'm very proud of my achievement getting a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and I look forward to growing professionally and as a person to give my best to the best.

  • Joo Young

    Hello, I am Joo Young. I have always wanted to be part of Small Fries and I am very pleased to be here! I was born in Korea and lived there until I was 10 years old. I have lived in the Philippines for 3 years before coming to New Zealand in 2008 for my education. I love working in an environment where I can support children's development along with sharing the great truth. I strive to love children how God loves me. I am looking forward to continuously developing myself as a professional teacher, and building an intimate relationship with God with His children at Small Fries.  

  • Suzie

    Kia Ora! My name is Suzie. I am a second year ECE student. I have been with Small fries since December 2020 when I started as a reliever . Working at Small fries made me realize that teaching children are my passion therefor I enrolled to qualify as a teacher.   I have two children and enjoy being active and spending time with my family. 

  • Joanna - Maternity leave currently

    Kia Ora, 안녕하세요! My name is Joanna and I am originally from South Korea. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 2011. My journey started with studying Education at Auckland University and completing my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education). I truly believe that every child is the greatest gift God gave us and I feel so blessed to be part of tamariki’s starting journey in Small Fries. My passion is working with young children and I love being a part of their learning. Outside of work I love spending fun times with my two beautiful sons and wonderful husband.