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.

  • Claire

    Kia Ora, my name is Claire Robinson. I completed a Bachelor of Education (ECE) at Auckland University of Technology in 2019. I have a true passion and desire for teaching children. I view teachers to be like a gardener, where my role is to nurture the young minds of children and create an environment where they can flourish. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, learning the guitar and ukulele, and spending time with friends and family.

  • 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.