Meadowood Community Creche

Meet our amazing staff...

All our staff are fully qualified teachers, and with our diversecommunity that we have nowadays, our teachers definitely have a passion for supporting our multiculteral children.  As well as our talented full-time teachers we regularly have student teachers who join us for their practicums throughout the year.

Mariah Burn

Teacher - B.Ed (E.C Teaching)

Kim Rusbridge

Teacher - B.Tchg (E.C.E)

Valma Wills

Creche Manager  - Dip.Tchg (E.C.E)

Mariah has been with Meadowood Community Creche since since 2009, direct from finishing her studies.  Mariah brings diligence, calm and a geniune care for each of the children here at Meadowood Creche.  Outside of work Mariah has mastered the art of gel nails, which is a favourite activity at the community events run by the Community House.

Valma has been with Meadowood Community Creche since it's inception in 1998.  Having been in early childhood for this amount of time, not only brings a wealth of knowledge, but along with this Valma brings her obvious love of working with children and the community families that become part of the creche.

The bubbly Kim joined our team earlier in the year and brings with her a love of science and sensory play experiences for the children here at Meadowood Creche.  Kim is a mother to two boys and there is always a giggle in the air when Kim is here.

Carla Tunnicliffe

Teacher - B.Ed (E.C Teaching)

Carla has been with us since 2015 and is an active, busy mother of x3 children and a lover of running.  Carla has an interest in photography, running & has also taken up painting. 

Ashlee is another long standing team member of Meadowood Creche, having been with us since 2010.  Having an added interest in nutrition means the children get to help & experience some yummy culinary delights.

Ashlee Nijland

Teacher - B.Ed (E.C Teaching)

Brittany has joined us straight from graduating from NZTC in 2019. Brittany not only is excited to start her practical teaching journey, but also brings with her a passion for singing and acting from her years of experience in Theatre productions.

Brittany Dyer

Teacher - Graduate (E.C Teaching)