Meet the Sunbeams Team

KimHead Teacher
Dip. Teaching, (ECE) 

First Aid First Ltd. Certificate of Training

Tena koutou, Talofa, Malo lele,i Namaste, Ni hao ma, Bula vinaka, Kia orana, my teaching journey in Early Childhood 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 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, 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.

Connie – Administrator, Assistant Manager, Relief Teacher.
Dip. ECE, Registered
Current First Aid Certificate

Kia Ora, my teaching journey began at 18 as a reliever, during the last 30 years of teaching I have seen many changes to Early Childhood Education.

Te Whaariki is a hugely important taonga to our tamariki and their whanau, it recognizes the holistic side of learning for our tamariki during their learning years which builds the foundation of their learning and development as well as their identity.

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


Hannah – Teacher
Bach, (ECE), Provisionally Registered

I studied at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute and graduated in 2019. Since then I have been working at Little Sunbeams. I believe that every child is a blessing to be cherished. I am passionate about forming positive relationships with the children which lays the building blocks for helping them to grow, develop, learn and blossom into who they truly are.

LauraTeacher Bach ECE, Fully Registered

My name is Laura Roberts I started my teaching journey at the same time I started a family of three girls.  After having my own children I learnt that there is something extra special about the early years that I wanted to be apart of!  I believe as an early childhood teacher my job is to bring a loving and nurturing environment in order for children to feel safe enough to express their true self and learn at their full potential. 

SusanTeacher Dip ECE, Fully Registered, First Aid Current.

Kia Ora, My teaching journey of over 20years grew from attending Papakura Playcentre with my two girls. I have a genuine passion to grow 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.