Our team

The Centre employs full-time qualified and registered teachers. Support staff include part-time students, a manager, an administrator, a chef and kitchen assistant.

Our teachers come from many different backgrounds, including Maori, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Samoan, so you'll hear these languages spoken at the Centre.

This Centre is also used as a practicum venue for Early Childhood Education students from recognised learning institutions, including MIT. These students ensure that teachers keep abreast of current thinking and teaching practice, and in turn the students benefit from the experience of Centre teaching staff.

MIT Children's Education Centre Team 
Meenakshi SethCentre Manager
Arvin Valencia Chef
Lisia Brown Kitchen Assistant 
Under Two's Team 
Emma Nickson-Clark Teacher
Yujie Zhu Teacher
Over Two's Team 
Elizabeta Pesovska Team Leader 
Aileen Smith Teacher
Huia Kereopa Teacher
Kavitha Vegesna Teacher
Kelly-Marie Wright Teacher
Lesley Brooks Teacher
CEC team July 2019

The childcare centre is community based and is part of Manukau Institute of Technology's Student Experience and Success team. The licensee is Manukau Institute of Technology Limited, and the Board is legally responsible for the Centre.

Any review in policy is a collaborative approach between families, teachers and management. Family/whānau opinions are seriously considered. Consultation on any changes to fee structure takes place six months prior to implementation. This provides the opportunity for dialogue and discussion about the rationale for any increase.