Our People

Noelene Michelle, Centre Manager

Why did you pursue a career in early childhood?

My inspiration to work in ECE was to fulfil my passion for seeing young people grow, develop and learn during the most amazing years of their lives. I’ve worked in the sector for 26 years now.

One of my favourite quotes?  “What happens in the first five years can influence how the next 80 turn out.”

What aspects of the job do you most enjoy?

Supporting and mentoring our team, as well as meeting and getting to know amazing whanau from all walks of life and playing a part in the preschool journey of their tamariki.

Where can we find you when you are not at the centre?

When I’m not at work, I focus on my family of daughters and granddaughters.

Diploma in Teaching, fully registered, first aid.

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Violeta Cabellon, Assistant Manager

Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood Education, fully registered, first aid.