Kiaora my name is Di, I am the Centre Leader at Fundamentals Marshlands and extremely passionate about children being able to receive high quality education and care within our preschool without any barriers. I have over 15 years experience in leading teams, driving high quality outcomes for children and fostering emergent leadership within a team.
I currently hold one of 5 National Executive Roles for the New Zealand Early Childhood Council, an organisation that provides advice, guidance and support to more than 1400 ECE providers across New Zealand. I thrive being able to share my knowledge and skills with other like minded professionals for the benefit of our sector.
Apart from working with my superstar team and our beautiful children everyday, I am excited to come to preschool and actively implement all of the physical aspects of our programme with our tamariki.


Kiaora my name is Hayley and I have worked at Fundamentals since 2014. I choose to work here as my personal philosophy of ensuring that children are in an environment where active movement is a core part of their day is reflected throughout our vision, values and practice. I believe that we have a strong team who have respect at the foundations of our practice. I look forward to getting to know you and your family at Fundamentals

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Kiaora my name is Emily and I have been working at Fundamentals since 2017. In my spare time I enjoy exercising and spending time with my friends. I am really passionate about children learning through having fun and this is why I chose to work here as FUN is such an important and stand out part in our programme! I believe that with the team that we have here at Fundamentals, we can provide the best care and education for all of the children. I look forward to creating some awesome relationships and memories with you and your children.


Hola, my name is Ana, I have previously worked at Fundamentals back in 2016 and returned this year after being Maternity Leave. I come from Mexico but I’ve lived in New Zealand for 9 years. My first language is Spanish and I’m excited to share some of my culture and language with children. 
I have 2 lovely children who attend Fundamentals Merivale and I have just started my training to become a qualified ECE Teacher.  I’m so happy to be part of the great team working at fundamentals Marshlands.
I love Fundamentals vision and philosophy and that’s why I chose to work here, the balance that the program offers is such a good opportunity for children to become great learners.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and your child and make your Preschool journey an awesome experience. 

Hi my name is Jazz and I have been working in Early Childhood for over 10 years now. I spent 8 years in Sydney both teaching and nannying, before making the move back to NZ to have my daughter. Being a Mum has taken me to a whole new level in my teaching, showing me a different perspective of supporting children holistically. I am passionate about the care and development of children from birth to five and the impact this has on their entire life. I believe in empowering children to be the best versions of themselves everyday and love being able to be part of their early childhood journey. I am an ECE Qualified and Registered teacher with the NZ Teachers Council and am constantly learning and growing. 
I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your child’s time at Fundamentals Marshlands.