Our Team
Our Team

At Caterpillar Kids we maintain 80% of our teaching as Qualified and Registered to provide the highest quality teaching and learning for your child.  See our team of friendly professional teachers and support staff at Caterpillar Kids below.

Whaea Anna

Owner/Manager

Registered Teacher

I’m Anna Millar, my family and I own Caterpillar Kids. 

 

Have a look at the bottom of this page to see my family.  We bought Caterpillar Kids (then Bright Stars) in 2016.  Before that I was a Primary School Teacher working with all year levels.  I am also a qualified ‘Reading Recovery’ teacher. 

 

I have 2 children Cole (born 2012) and Rosie (born 2014).  I enjoy spending time with my family especially at the beach and in my spare time I like to sew.

Whaea Vivien

Registered Teacher

Mokamoka Room

Hello, Nihao你好. My name is Vivien Lin and I come from China.

My family and I have been in New Zealand since 2010 and we are currently living at Mt Roskill.  When I have some free time, I enjoy singing and I like to listen to soft piano music.

 

I believe every child is a unique human being, who needs respect, care and education in a positive and inviting environment. I value the multi-cultural characteristics that we have in New Zealand and I think it is essential for us, as the educators, to form respectful and reciprocal relationships with the children, families (whanau) and the community.

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Whaea Renuka

Teacher

Mokamoka Room

Kia Ora, Namaste parents, whanau and friends. I am Renuka Karki.  I am from Nepal. 

 

I have been working with children since 1999. I have completed my Early Childhood studies at level six.  I enjoy setting up learning experiences for children to help them to develop their independent and social skills.

I have a son who lives overseas with his wife and son.  I love to go travelling to visit them and to play with my grandson.

I enjoy gardening and helping the elderly.

Whaea Hong

Kitchen manager

Master Chef

Hi, I’m Hong Lo, I live in Ellerslie with my husband and 2 grown up daughters.

 

I have been working at Caterpillar Kids for 8 years and I cook morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the children and babies.

 

On the weekends I like to jog and go for hikes to enjoy New Zealand’s beautiful scenery.

Whaea Helen

Head Teacher

Registered Teacher

I am a born and bred kiwi, growing up on a dairy farm in the Waikato with my family of 6.  I studied at Otago University completing a Bachelor of Commerce before realising that Early Childhood Education was calling my name.  I completed my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from Auckland University in 2007.

 

I am passionate about creating strong, authentic relationships with children, families and teams and love the opportunity to really get to know children and the things that make them smile.  I am a strong advocate for the work of Magda Gerber and Emmi Pikler which hold respectful relationships and authenticity at the core of their Approach. I support a RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance Class.

Whaea Amy

Registered Teacher

Kahuku Room

Ko Aotearoa me Hōrana ngā whenua

Ko Ngāti Pākeha te iwi

Nō Tāmaki Makaurau ahau

Ko au tēnei, ko Amy taku ingoa

 

Kia ora tamariki and whānau, 

My name is Amy. I am New Zealand/Dutch and grew up in South Auckland. 

I like to get creative in the kitchen with my baking and love having music playing all the time. 

One of my favourite stories is ‘Kiwicorn’ by Kat Merewether. It reminds me that we are all unique and that being who we are is awesome!

My philosophy is one which seeks to empower tamariki and whānau on their learning journey, doing so with the knowledge that they are loved, accepted, valued and respected. 

Whaea Gale

Teacher

Kahuku Room

Hello parents and families. 

I have been working in various ECE settings for the past ten years. I have worked with children and families of different cultural backgrounds throughout my years of teaching.  Children have an innate sense of curiosity and love for learning. As teachers, it is our job to support children’s development by providing fun and engaging experiences as well as creating a positive learning environment for them. I particularly enjoy linking children’s learning and interests with engaging arts and crafts, music, games, and experiential activities. I am a big animal lover; my family has 5 dogs and 3 cats back home in the Philippines.

Whaea Suzy

Teacher

Kahuku Room

Kia ora parents and whanau, my name is Suzy and I am a teacher aid at Caterpillar Kids.  

 

I have a wonderful son called Charlie who attends Primary School in the area.  We love spending our weekends traveling and exploring new playgrounds.  I love working with all the tamariki at Caterpillar Kids and creating exciting experiences for our children to learn through play.

Caterpillar Kids is a family owned business. Here is the family.

Anna and Cullum with their two children, Cole and Rosie.

Rob and Margaret, Anna's Mum and Dad. And Craig, Anna's brother.

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