Our People

Esther
Centre Manager

Kia Ora! My name is Esther and I am originally from Spain. I am the current Centre Manager at Lollipops Britomart and I am excited to meet and welcome all families into the Lollipops community.

I studied Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education) back in my country where I worked in different schools for few years.

My adventure in New Zealand started five years ago when my partner and I decided to discover this amazing country! Since then, I have been working in the lovely childcare industry where I found my great passion.

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, doing sport, reading an enjoyable book and traveling.

I believe that children deserve a loving, caring, supportive and safe environment to discover, explore and grow in. Here at Lollipops Britomart we ensure that this is at the heart of our practice. 

I look forward to meeting you all and working alongside your little ones!

Ninu
Fantail Team Leader

Kia Ora, I’m Ninu, the team leader in Fantail room (babies room). I am from India and have been living in New Zealand from 2011. I was a secondary school teacher back home and decided to pursue my career as an early childhood educator in New Zealand.

I was always passionate about understanding the aspirations of young children and addressing to their needs and the way they learn to accomplish their goals. My four years of experience in the field has provided me abundant professional knowledge and awareness of how children learn and develop through uninterrupted exploration and play. I am always keen on building relationships with the families and work together with them to extent their child’s knowledge and development.

Emily
Pukeko Team Leader

Kia Ora, I'm Emily, and it's an absolute pleasure to introduce myself here as Pukeko Room (Toddlers) team leader.

I'm very much enjoying my journey with all the Lollipops Britomart children and families, and it's a real honour to be placed here for this new chapter of my journey. Building positive relationships with all our Lollipops children, parents and whanau is important to me, and I hope you'll all feel confident to talk with me any time as we get to know each other day by day.

Working as an Early Childhood teacher here is a real honour. I'm originally from South Korea, where I began my career in the ECE field, and am a fully certified teacher. My Kiwi journey started in 2011, and when I decided to stay longer in New Zealand, I became a provisionally registered teacher here. I've worked for the Lollipops group most of the time since then, at various branches.

I hope that each of you will feel comfortable with me and my role in the room, as I spend more time with you at the centre. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to getting to know more Lollipops families and whanau here.

Candy
Tui Team Leader

Kia Ora, my name is Candy. I am pleased to introduce myself as a team leader in our Tui room (Preschool room). I am originally from Taipei, Taiwan and have been living in Auckland, New Zealand since 2007. I went to Takapuna Grammar School for my high school studies and I hold a Bachelor of Teaching (specialised in Early Childhood Education) from the University of Auckland.

My passion is working alongside children and watching them grow and develop into their own person. I am most interested in promoting and guiding communication and social skills in an environment that encourages children to be confident and competent learners.

In my own time, I enjoy going on road trips, traveling, reading, shopping, cooking, and baking.

I look forward to getting to know all the tamariki and whānau at Lollipops Educare, Britomart.

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