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.

Valma Wills

Creche Manager  - Dip.Tchg (E.C.E)

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.

Mariah Burn

Teacher - B.Ed (E.C Teaching)

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.

Kim Rusbridge

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

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 Nijland

Teacher - B.Ed (E.C Teaching)

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.

Brittany Dyer

Teacher - Graduate (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.