Meet the Archers Team!
Josephine Wei/ Head Teacher over 2’s
The children love to call me Jo Jo. I am originally from Taiwan and have been working at Little People since 2008.I have 2 beautiful daughters and a loving husband. I am a fully registered Teacher and working with children is just the best present in life. I love my job and teaching children is what I would like to do for a very long time. (Archers Road)
Alisi Vaitohi/ over 2’s Teacher
Malo e Lelei and greetings to you all. I graduated with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from AUT University. I am passionate teaching children and watching them become confident individuals. I enjoy working alongside children and their families to ensure that they develop holistically. I am daily challenged by our children and love learning from them. (Archers Road)
Jing Zhao/ under 2’s Teacher
I am originally from China and came to New Zealand at 13 years of age. My love for children made me decide to study Early Childhood Education and I completed a Bachelor of Education 2 years ago. I am really lucky and feel blessed to be part of the team for the past 5 years. I will use what I have been taught to advocate for the most vulnerable and do my best to continue and expand on my skills and knowledge in order to enrich the lives of the children and families of Little People our ‘home away from home’. ( Archer’s Road)
Kio Ora… Namaste
I have been in New Zealand for past 12 years. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Education from AUT in 2012. This is my very first job in the field of ECE, and I feel very fortunate to be part of such a vibrant family at Little People … it is a “Home away from Home” for children as well as for teachers.
For years I had aspired to work with children because there is no dull moment with them around. I believe that children are competent and capable learners who are keen to explore their interests, and my role as a teacher is to support/assist them to investigate their individual interests in order to enable them develop the skills dispositions necessary to become confident lifelong learners.
I am a mother of two beautiful children and I love spending time with my family.
Janelle Freeman/under 2’s Teacher
I am a Mother of two awesome primary aged boys, and as a family we enjoy lots of outdoor activities together. I have a Bachelor in Teaching (ECE) and have 8 years experience working with under 2’s. The environment is very important to me so I believe that children need a calm, natural and caring environment as well as time and support to accomplish anything they put their mind to. As well as being self-expressive and creative in being who they are and want to be. (Archers Road)
Maria Anika Magdziarz/ over 2’s Teacher Relief Staff
I have been working at Little People for the past 4 years. I started as an aspiring student teacher, and now am a fully qualified ,registered teacher. I have a great passion for teaching young children and furthering their development and help them grow as confident and competent individuals.