Meet our Tui Room teachers

The Tui room is for children aged approximately 2 years up to around 3½ 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!

  • Iris Team Leader

    Kia Ora. My name is Iris Li. I have been teaching in Early Childhood since 2014 when I completed my Graduate Diploma in ECE. I have a strong interest in education and enjoy researching and learning about new developments in all aspects of education. My passion is Early Childhood Education and I love being part of children's growth, development and achievements. I am also a mother of two lovely girls aged between 10 and 4 years old. I enjoy going for walks, reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with my family and friends. 

  • Ingrid

    Kia ora, Ni Hao! My name is Ingrid Wang. I have been a registered teacher since 2012. I love working at Small Fries - I feel like this is my home away from home. I believe that Small Fries is more than just a childcare centre, and I strive to create an environment where both you and your child feel the same way too! I believe in relationship based teaching and value the partnership between teachers and parents. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

  • Erica

    Hi, my name is Erica. I came from Chengdu, an ancient city in China. I’m one of the teachers in the Tui room. I feel so grateful to work with our awesome teachers and beautiful children at Small Fries! I love working with the two to three-year-old children. I completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education). I’m passionate about helping children realise their potential! 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.

  • Joy

    Hi, my name is Joy (Jiyoung). I am from Korea and I've been living in New Zealand since 2011. I joined Small Fries in January 2016. I am grateful to have started my career at Small Fries! I am very passionate about my work and I really love inputting into the growth and development of our amazing children. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, walking on the beach and swimming with my husband.

  • Tina Bradley

    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 Church as the Craft Coordinator of M.O.P.S. (mothers of preschoolers), teaching mum's how to make a home on a 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 led me at this time. I am currently enrolled at NZTC to be a qualified ECE teacher!