Meet our teachers and learn about our mission
Coast Kindy has been part of the Hibiscus Coast community for many years and has always had the DNA of a loving and supportive place for families and their children.
We are a not-for-profit Christian centre, with a governing Trust, that seeks to provide a wrap-around service to our kindy community. We are licensed for 30 children, aged 2 – 6 years and have excellent teacher/ child ratios, being blessed with a team of loving, kind and passionate teachers who want to see your child thrive. Our curriculum is designed and built within a culture of love, respect and kindness with our play-based curriculum inviting curiosity, challenge and lots of fun!
Our Mission Statement
Supporting families as a Community Trust of Whangaparaoa Baptist, we exist to provide quality child-led education, in an environment which supports families within our community.
We will foster a safe and loving environment, where each child is accepted, highly valued and encouraged to reach their full potential, alongside discovering the wonder of God and His creation.
Through the provision of an exciting, challenging and secure environment, children will develop to the fullest potential, the God given gifts and talents they possess.
We have such an amazing team of teachers who love to nurture, educate, explore and have fun with your children. Our teachers are qualified (or training to be), caring people whose passion is to see your child thriving in their development and growing together.
Got a question for our team? We’d love to chat!
Hi, I’m Raewyn and my claim to fame is to be married to Alan for 37 years, have 6 kids and 7 grandchildren… lots of us if we all get together for dinner! I am a born and bred Coastie, growing up with the beautiful beaches as my playground. In 2022 we shifted to Makarau where I love the gardens, the trees, and the open green spaces. I am part of the church family in Ignite Faith Centre at Coast Plaza. I am passionate about children and families and I love to be part of the learning that happens at Kindy. I believe that the first years of a child’s life is so crucial to their future and I am honored to be part of nurturing and gently allowing space for children to be their best selves. I love working with our amazing team and know that the children in our care are precious and surrounded by much aroha.
Hi, I’m Linda. I have two precious girls and enjoy reading, going to the movies, Sudoku, and escaping for relaxing weekends at Mangawhai. Thank you for entrusting your gorgeous children with us. My interest is in the care and nurture of the two-year-olds, ensuring their needs are met – especially cuddles. I am part of the Whangaparaoa Baptist Church.
Hi, I am Debbie B and I am a qualified Early Childhood teacher and have 20 years experience working in ECE. I have always wanted to be an ECE teacher after having some fond memories of my own Kindy experiences as a child. Working with children is such a special, rewarding career, whereby I am constantly learning alongside our Tamariki. I want to provide them with the best care, fun and enjoyable learning experiences. Working at Coast Kindy is particularly interesting working with a mixed age group and the best of all worlds, enjoying the nurturing moments of the littlies to the fun, and energy of the older children. I live at Gulf Harbour with my partner and youngest daughter of three children and also have one Grand Baby. My other interests in life are health and nutrition, walking, cycling, and enjoying the beautiful beaches and natural environment that living on the Coast has to offer.
Kia ora, my name is Elizabeth. I am a qualified early childhood teacher and have over 5 years experience working with children. I live locally and enjoy getting outdoors, being creative and spending time with family and friends. I love children and am part of the church family at Ignite Faith Centre where I am involved with the Crèche.
The teachers are so gentle and kind
“Coast Kindy is a wonderful kindy. I have two children who both started there when they turned two, and they both adore it. The teachers are so gentle and kind, and we love that they use play-based learning. We recommend Coast Kindy to everyone we know. Thank you to the teachers for being such an important part of my kids lives, they love you!”
A hidden treasure
“A nourishing, nurturing gem, a hidden treasure on the Coast”
A safe and happy place
“Thank you for being a safe and happy place where you have comforted, nurtured, and encouraged [our son] for over 2 years. We are so grateful for all that you have done for him.”
the Sclanders family
Wonderful and caring
“Your team is so wonderful and caring and has become such a great part of our lives.”
the Michaels family
Such a great place
“Oh my… kindy has been such a great place for [our son] where he has truly grown and gained confidence under the amazing kindy teachers that have empowered him. He explores and learns so much and surprises us at home with amazing amounts of knowledge. While I’m sad this time is ending in the kindy phase as he goes to school, I know he has skills from the dedicated Coast Kindy team that will help him succeed.”
A caring and creative space
“We highly recommend Coast Kindy. Both our grandchildren were part of the Coast family. This has always been a place of peace in the rush of our worlds. The facilities are 'old school' amazing and not clinical like some kindys. The teachers are so loving, nurturing, accommodating, kind, and patient. I really miss their welcoming smiles. If you're looking for a caring and creative space for your little one look no further.”
So experienced and caring
“Absolutely the best center with the best teachers who are so experienced and caring. You leave every day knowing your child will be loved and exposed to such lovely values in all they do and everyone they encounter.”
A beautiful, safe haven