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.

  • Joanne

    Kia Ora, my name is Jo and I am very excited to be a part of the Small Fries team in the Pipi room.  I have been teaching in early childhood for over 10 years and have a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and full teacher registration. 

    My husband Trevor and I are originally from Wellington and we are blessed with four children and have been living in Auckland for over 20 years. 

    I am passionate about the early years and believe an environment should be filled with an abundance of respect, positivity, caring, love and laughter where children are nurtured and able to grow and thrive into curious, confident explorers of their world.  I am passionate about learning children’s home languages as well as learning my own children’s language of Samoan.  I am excited to get to know our families and children. 

  • Rinette

    Kia ora my name is  Rinette. I completed my B.Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 2018. I am so excited to be teaching and learning with our littlest tamariki at Small Fries.

    My Husband and I have three children and we love to explore this lovely country. My family and I moved from South Africa to New Zealand in 2019.

    I fell in love with Small Fries as a relief teacher and am very happy to have found a permanent position in the Pipi room.

  • Sunita

    Hi, I'm Sunita. I am a fully qualified and registered teacher. I was born in Fiji and we moved to New Zealand in 1987. I have three adult children and two lovely grand children. In my spare time I enjoy watching sports, walking, playing scrabble and spending time with my family and friends. I have worked in early childcare for 15 years. I feel that all children are unique and special. I believe in gentle unhurried interactions where we can build strong loving attachments and ensure respectful care. I also believe in parent partnership as key to good car and education. I am a born again Christian and am feeling blessed and thankful to be given the opportunity to work in Small Fries Christian childcare centre. 

  • 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.

  • 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.