Kiwi/pukeko 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.

  • Georgia

    Kia Ora, my name is Georgia Oosthuizen. I have just moved up from Tauranga with my husband Nick. We have been married for just over a year now. My hobbies involve hiking, cooking, travel, essential oils and meeting people and making connections. 

    In Tauranga, I taught at an ECE Centre for the past 3 years. 

    I am excited to be joining the team at Small Fries. And I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you and your child.

    Aroha nui - much love. May God bless you.

    Georgia.

  • Bonnie

    Kia Ora, my name is Bonnie. I have started working alongside with children since 2012 and really enjoy every single moment of it. I believe children are the most precious gifts for all the family. I have a beautiful boy, Nelson, who gives my husband and I the greatest joy in our life. I am very passionate about learning and providing children with different experiences that will teach them skills in order to become competent and confident, lifelong learners. In my leisure time, I love spending time with my family, having a walk on the beach and park, baking or playing some games with my boy.

  • 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!  

  • 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.