Our Teachers

Teachers Profile Page

Kinderhaven has a great team of dedicated, exceptionally skilled staff made up of qualified teachers, teachers in training, and unqualified teachers with other important skills.

We value our teachers highly, because they are motivated and passionate about what they do.

At Kinderhaven, we support all our teachers to expand their knowledge and skills with an ongoing programme of professional development.

Our Teachers

Stephanie Joyce.

Tena koutou katoa

Ko Stephanie Joyce toku ingoa

I have been the Centre Supervisor here at Kinderhaven Preschool since October 2016.

I am a fully qualified and registered teacher, and have been following my passion in the early childhood field since 2006.

I believe children learn and grow through being respected as competent and capable learners, to be given the freedom to explore, observe, investigate, problem solve and make their own decisions at their own pace. As a teacher I observe children daily as they learn through play, I discover their interests, passions, abilities and weaknesses and help to provide learning experiences and opportunities that are meaningful, inviting, challenging but achievable and supportive.

Gina Delos Santos.

Kia Ora. My name is Gina. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I was a Primary Teacher in the Philippines for 16 years. I have been in the Early Education sector for 10 years. I am a qualified fully registered Early Childhood Teacher.

My passion is to extend the children’s learning through many experiences and love being a part of their growth, development and achievements.

I have a 16 year old boy. He goes to Rosmini College. My husband works in Albany as a manufacturer.

Rachel CroppedRachel Cortez.

Kia Ora Whanau! My name is Rachel. I am a registered teacher at Kinderhaven Glenfield. I came from the Philippines, and have been living in New Zealand since 2006. I completed my Bachelor Degree in Education at AUT in 2014. I started working at Kinderhaven in 2015, and am loving every minute of it.

Shruti Malhotra.

Kia ora, Namaste. My name is Shruti.

I believe that every child should have access to a learning environment where they feel safe and are able to discover/explore.

I endeavour to support and guide tamariki here at Kinderhaven as they embark on their learning journeys.

I hold a post graduate diploma in primary school teaching from Massey University, Albany.

Minah Sta Maria.
Kia Ora! My name is Minah. I am a registered teacher at Kinderhaven Preschool. I am from the Philippines and came to New Zealand in 2006.

I have recently completed my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Teaching at AUT University. I have been at Kinderhaven since my university days when I did my practicum and now I’m here working full-time.

I love working with children and helping them grow in a safe and fun learning environment.

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Hi, my name is Amanda. I am from China. I came to New Zealand in 2007. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in early childhood education at NZTC in 2012.

I have been working at Kinderhaven Glenfield since 2007 and I love working with children.