Meet the Sunbeams Team

Kim - Head Teacher

Qualifications:   Dip. ECE Teaching, Fully Registered, Current First Aid, Child Safety current.

Tena koutou, Talofa, Malo lelei, Namaste, Ni ho ma, Bula vinaka, Kia orana, my teaching journey began 20+ years ago.

I have worked in a diverse range of Early Childhood settings, which has given me a wide range of knowledge and experience to share with other kaiako and each of the tamariki that I am privileged to teach.

I believe that all children have a right to education, starting from an early age.

Children’s learning is supported by teachers, peers, family and whanau and the wider community, working together to create a partnership in the learning environment, home and community.

I look forward to meeting you and starting your journey at Little Sunbeams Christian ECC 

Sue - Assistant Head Teacher

 Qualifications: Dip ECE, Fully Registered, Current First Aid, Child Safety Current.

Kia ora, My journey of over 20 years grew from attending Papakura Playcentre with my two girls. I have a genuine passion for growing tamariki learning and development and my teaching is underpinned through quality relationships, trust and growing my own knowledge.

I believe tamariki learn best when there is enjoyment in what they are learning – having fun and I enjoy being able to support their natural curiosity to guide further learning.

Connie - Administrator

Qualifications: Fully Registered, Dip, Early Childhood Education, Current First Aid, Child Safety Current.

Kia ora, my teaching journey began as a 18year old, who relieved for local Early Childcare Centres.  During this time I have worked with a wide range of cultures, teachers and socio -economic communities.

Many changes have happened during my career and there are many more to come.

Te Whaariki is a hugely important taonga to our tamariki and their whanau, it recognises the holistic side of learning for our tamariki during their early learning years. This helps to build their learning and development as well as their identity.

I have been working at Little Sunbeams Christian Early Childhood Centre since May 2006. Teaching our children is a privelage and a blessing to be treasured and nurtured every day.

My role has recently changed to mainly Administration now, but my passion for this field is still very strong, which I use to help provide a professional and welcoming attitude in my new role.


Carey - Teacher

Kate - Teacher