Our People

Hayley Pamment , Centre Manager

Kia ora, I’m Hayley and I am the centre manager at Lollipops Papamoa.

I am originally from the UK but have lived in Papamoa for 18 years with my husband, son and daughter. We enjoy the beach and supporting the local football club where my Husband plays.

I have been an ECE teacher for over 20 years, I have trained in the UK and completed my Bachelor of Education (Teaching) here in NZ. I love inspiring the hearts and minds of our Tamariki through play, love and support. I believe in building great partnerships with whānau to truly connect with the tamariki and let their uniquness guide my teaching.

Paula Armstrong, Head Teacher

Hi I'm Paula, one of the registered kaiako at Lollipops.

I'm probably considered part of the furniture as I've been here for around 12 years now. Starting as the Centre cook for 7 years and then realising I better study for a degree as teaching was my passion.

 I love gardening, animals, and the natural world. It makes my heart sing to share this love with our tamariki. I lead our weekly Forest Kindy sessions and enjoy sharing knowledge about plants, insects, the care of animals and the environment. I'm a mum of 1 teenager, 2 dogs, 1 cat and self-appointed foster mum to our centre rabbits, birds and fish. 

Bronte Tito, Under 2’s Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Bronté  

 I live in beautiful Papamoa. I have a dog, a cat and 4 cheeky chickens. 

I’ve always had a love for caring for children ever since I was a kid. My favourite part about teaching is being able to see each child’s unique personality and watching them become their best selves. 

Kerryn Henderson, Over 2’s Registered Teacher

Kia Ora. My name is Kerryn Henderson.

I live in Pongakawa with my husband, 3 busy boys and our dog Cezar. I hold a Batchelor of Teaching in ECE and I hold my full registration.
I believe in building strong respectful relationships with our tamariki and their whanau in order to be able to understand and support them. I love being able to support the tamariki in their social and emotional development, encouraging each child to be the best they can be.
All tamariki are different and I do my best to ensure they all feel valued, understood, and loved. I strive to make the box fit the child, not the other way around.

Farren Glen, Over 2’s Registered Teacher

Hello my name is Farren,

I have worked in the ece industry for over ten years. I believe ece is the foundation of learning and as a ece teacher we support children and plant the seeds for their life long journey of education. I believe in the importance of learning through play, relationships, and empowering children to be uniquely themselves. It is a privilege for me to be working with and alongside your children in the early stages of their development. 

Kirandeep Kaur , Over 2’s Registered Teacher

Kia ora my name is Kirandeep Kaur. I am Indian and moved to New Zealand in 2018. I am married and mother of one boy. I have been in the teaching profession since 2016. My favourite subjects to teach are numeracy and science.

I have over 3 years experience as a pre school teacher and also do volunteer teaching at the Sikh temple (Gobind server, Papamoa) where I teach Punjabi language to our Indian community children.

I enjoy art, painting and craft activities along with reading, traveling and spending time with my friends and family.

Danielle West , Over 2’s Teacher

My name is Danielle west, I am married to Daniel, and we foster our two nieces Harley aged 4 and Fallon aged 1.

I love teaching because watching children learn and challenge themselves is so rewarding. Taking the time to help children understand a difficult concept then for them to make those connections is important. Helping children learn a new skill and watch how excited they get is priceless. Teaching is a career to be proud and every day is different.

Amanpreet Kaur , Under 2’s Registered Teacher

Currently on maternity leave

Michelle Miles-Kingston , Administrator

 Hi, I'm Michelle and I'm the Office Administrator at this centre.  I live in Te Puke with my husband and two children.  Before starting here I worked for several years as an ECE relieving teacher and prior to that I was a Primary School Teacher.  I really enjoy my new role in ECE where I get to meet and work with all the families and staff.