Centre Manager/Director

Kia Ora, I’m Amanda and I get to do the office work. Happily, I also find myself also reading stories, playing with the blocks, or working in the Vege garden with our fantastic Central Park ELC children and fabulous Teachers giving cuddles (lots and lots of cuddles!).

I have a passion and dedication for helping Kiwi kids thrive, learn and generally grow up to be wonderful people. I am incredibly proud of the whole CPELC team for playing such an important part in guiding our pre-school aged children through the beginning stages of their journey through life.


Head Teacher

Malo e lelei, Guten Tag Tamariki and whanau I’m Elfriede (Elfie) I’ve been working at CPELC for a few years now and absolutely love it. I have had the love for educating our tamariki since I can remember. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching in early childhood at NZTC and cannot wait until I complete it. Our staff would describe me as one of the children with a bit of maturity, I love the outdoors and getting messy with our tamariki. I class myself as a big family orientated person with a love for all cultures.


Head Teacher

Kia ora! My name is Danielle and I am the head teacher of the Piwakawaka and Kereru rooms. I am qualified and registered and I have always been passionate about working with infants and toddlers. I believe that building respectful relationships with the children and whanau in my care is the most important thing to support them in developing their sense of belonging and trust within their environment. My interests outside of work include spending time with my family and friends, taking my puppy for walks, cooking and reading.


Assistant Head Teacher

Kia Ora,
My name is Divia and I am the Assistant Head Teacher and I am based in the Ruru Room. I have been working with children for six years and for four of them I have had the pleasure of helping to educate children at Central Park ELC. I have always enjoyed building strong connections with each individual child and their whanau so that we can be certain that we provide a comfortable, homely environment for everyone.

My priority is to help children achieve a sense of happiness, confidence & fulfillment in their everyday life.

As Assistant Head Teacher, I work alongside my team to ensure we are providing educational experiences that relate to what is going on in the world around us and that provide the children with skills to become lifelong learners.


Registered Teacher – Ruru Room

Hi, my name is Rachel, everyone here calls me Rach-o. Im a mother to three teenage children so ive had almost 18 years experience. Im a qualified and registered teacher with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and I’ve recently gone back to studies, working towards my Masters in Education. I have an outgoing personality which our children love, as I love to dance, sing and entertain.


Registered Teacher – Ruru Room

Ngā mihi niu ki a koutou katoa.

I am Aisha, a proud Māori descendent from the far north who also carries Samoan, Fijian and Dutch heritage.

There are a couple of achievements that give me great joy in life. The first is having my two beautiful daughters and the other is holding a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I thoroughly enjoy working with 2 – 5/6 year old children and am passionate about teaching Māori, Reo and Kaupapa.

Multicultural practices/ languages and P.E are also interests I hold.


Registered Teacher – Ruru Room

Malo e lelei my name is Pasova, but tamariki and kaiako here call me Nova. It’s a nickname I have been called since birth and hold dearly to me, you are welcome to call me either one. I am a qualified teacher in Early Childhood Education, I am of Tongan descent and family values are the core of my beliefs in everything that I do.

I have worked with children previously in facilitating and managing activities for school holiday programmes and now being an educator to our tamariki. I am a nurturing soul that enjoys being outdoors exploring, engaging and learning alongside our children.


Registered Teacher – Ruru Room

Kia ora my name is Suzanne and I have been working as an early childhood teacher for 12 years. I have been working at  Central Park Early Learning Centre for 2 years. I enjoy building relationships with the children and getting to know them and their interests. I enjoy being invited to join in with  children’s play and seeing their imagination, confidence and independence  grow and develop.

My own interests include craft, knitting, reading, walking and spending time with my five beautiful grandchildren.


Teacher – Ruru Room


Teacher – Kereru/ Piwakawaka Room

My name is Alyssa, I was born and raised in Canada and moved to Aotearoa in 2019. I have always been passionate about working in education and feel it’s such a privilege to be able to help shape our future generations! My goal as a teacher is to provide a safe, positive environment for the children and hopefully provide the tools for them to become kind, empathetic tiny humans. I feel that, as an immigrant to Aotearoa, it’s very important to immerse myself in understanding Māori culture and ensuring we are always showing respect for it. I love spending time in nature and exploring this beautiful country!


Teacher – Kereru/ Piwakawaka Room

Kia Ora! My name is Heleana! I was born and raised in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand in 2001. I started my journey with the lovely team at CPELC in July 2021 and can’t wait for the many years to come! Out of the 11 grandchildren in my family, I am the oldest. Ever since my siblings and cousins were born I grew such a huge passion for looking after children. I have had previous experience working at an after school care and spent a few days in my family’s centres. I absolutely love sharing Aroha and happiness with our Tamariki. My priority in the centre is to help maintain a safe and happy environment for the kids to grow and learn in!


Teacher – Kereru/ Piwakawaka Room

My name is Satbir Kaur. I am from India and have been living in New Zealand since 2016.

I have completed bachelor’s in computing, PG diploma in computing level 8 and PG diploma in Business level 8.

Teaching has always been my passion.

I have started working as an ECE teacher in February 2021.

My aim as an ECE teacher is:

  • To provide the interactive learning environment to the young ones so that they develop social skills and become good human beings.
  • To build a responsive relationship with children so that they feel safe and connected to that environment


Centre Chef