Our People

Holly Green, Centre Manager
Sarita Dangwal, Nursery Team Leader

Sarita Dangwal is the Team Leader in infants’ room. Sarita has been working at Lollipops Greenlane for more than 12 years. She is a fully qualified and registered teacher who strongly believe in building meaningful relationships with children and their families. Parents, children and staff value Sarita for her compassion and patience with people around her. Sarita’s experience in working with infants for several years is an asset for the centre.

‘‘I especially enjoy working with infants, witnessing and supporting them achieve their developmental millstones,’’ Sarita.

Bachelor of Teaching - ECE

Archana Gupta, Kauri-Preschool Room Team Leader

Kia Ora/Namaste,

My name is Archana and my family consists of two lovely children Krishna and Nandini and my husband Shashi. I have earned a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in psychology and have completed a Graduate Diploma of Teaching with the University of Auckland. I believe learning is an ongoing process as I love meeting new people and exploring new ideas. 

My teaching pedagogy revolves around respecting children and their competency in exploring new things on their own. I believe in empowering tamariki to reach their own potentials and in focusing on their holistic development. I have started my teaching profession fourteen years ago at Lollipops. My teaching journey has provided me with opportunities to develop strong communication, organizational and leadership skills which allow me to cultivate a supporting learning environment and reinforce the early childhood curriculum. I am privileged enough to have worked alongside children in a range of age groups and am fortunate enough to be a part of many children's development from infancy to preschool.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching ECE