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.
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.
Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is really the work of childhood.
Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.