Our Staff

Meet Our Teaching Team



I Love to be with children. I have been working with children as a qualified and fully registered teacher for the last 12 years in New Zealand. It is a great experience to witness their development and achieving their goals through active exploration about the world around them. I see the learning environment as one which stimulates and challenges children’s thinking and capabilities.As an Educator it’s my passion to provide children with a stimulating environment for their holistic development while working alongside their families so that they grow as capable, confident and competent lifelong learners.


Kia Ora

I am Nalini Chand, I originally hail from beautiful tropical Fiji and migrated to New Zealand in 2007. I have been working a qualified early childhood teacher since 2011. I chose to be an early childhood teacher because I enjoy being a part of learning discoveries children make during their active play while exploring the environment around them. Since becoming a teacher I am constantly amazed and rewarded by the children’s individual personalities and traits – and they always make me smile.

I love that every day is different and there is so much can learn from my little friends. I look forward to my new adventure at Little Hands.


Kia Ora whanau

My name is Gloria Letiu and I am of Samoan descent. I have worked in the ECE industry for over 10 years & have enjoyed every aspect of it. I believe that the importance of quality early childhood education nurtures our young beautiful children to explore their full potential in a safe, fun and healthy environment. I look forward to meeting and sharing this amazing journey with many whanaus and their precious taongas (young children).

  • The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.
    - Loris Malaquzzi
  • Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
    - Jean Paiget
  • Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is really the work of childhood.
    - Fred Rogers
  • Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.
    - O. Fred Donaldson