Our teaching Staff:
We are proud to have a wonderful, dedicated team of professionals who bring their own unique strengths to our Little People family. Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds and are qualified, registered teachers and also hold current First Aid certificates. Together they grace us with a wealth of experience and skill at what they do.
Our teachers are supported through professional development to ensure they remain current and leaders in their field in order to provide our children with the best possible care and education. Regular performance appraisals are also in place to ensure that our staff has a vision and that their passion for what they do is kept alive.
We believe in maintaining and establishing strong partnerships and relationships with our children, parents and whanau.“It takes a special person with patience and wisdom to share and unlock the treasure awaiting within children”
We have 2 beautiful daughters. Nikaya , 13 years old and Sophie, 7 years old. Both our daughters attended and enjoyed their early years at Little People.
Meet the Senior Management and Centre teams
Jodie Hight - Owner
I am the Mother of two beautiful daughters and have been in the Early Childhood setting for over 20 years. I arrived at our Archers Road centre at the age of 15 for an interview and never looked back. And, 10 years later I became the owner of the centre and changed its name to ‘Little People’. I had a dream and passion and I am here today continuing to offer my skills and love as a teacher.
Zaneta Cheemee - Manager
I am the proud Mother of 3 lovely children Ryan, Liam, Tatum and a wonderful husband Michael. Working with, and being a part of the education of children has always been my calling and passion. Having qualified as a Primary School teacher and then going on to complete my qualification in Secondary Education has been very rewarding. When scouting around for a day care for my middle child I was immediately drawn to the Early Childhood sector. I was hired as a teacher at Little People in 2004 and the rest, as they say, is history. I decided to complete a Degree in Early Childhood Education from Auckland University while juggling a full-time job and family life . I believe that providing quality early care and education is very important.
Working at Little People is about joining with a family and celebrating their child’s growth and development from the moment they walk through the doors to the end of their time here with us and often, beyond.