The Team



Meredith is a Primary School Teacher, currently teaching a Year 1 class in a school in Mt Albert.  She has worked with babies and young children for over 20 years, as well as having two children of her own aged 18 and 24 years.  Meredith has taught and lived in London for 10 years where she travelled extensively with her family.  She builds very positive relationships with all the children and families that she has looked after and this a real strength of hers.      

"It takes a big heart to grow little minds"


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Evette is a Kiwi who has been nannying for over 10 years. She has her level 3 Early Childhood Education Certificate and experience caring for children from 4 months old right up to teens. She loves being a nanny and forms very close bonds with the children she cares for. She spent 2 years in Canada working as a nanny gaining invaluable experience. She is also a Mum to a beautiful little girl.


"I love looking after children and being a part of their daily adventures. Laughing with them and guiding them in their little worlds brings me so much joy."

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Shaylah has currently lived in Auckland for 5 years now and is a qualified registered nurse from Perth, WA. For the last 2 years she has been working as a primary school teacher, teaching a year 3/4 class. Prior to that Shaylah worked as a full time nanny with a range of ages from newborns to teenagers, both in Australia and New Zealand, as well as being a family support worker caring for children with special needs. 


“Kids make everything more fun, I love their ability to use their imagination and being able to help them grow and develop into whomever they aspire to be.



Janelle lives in West Auckland. She is  currently a new entrant Kaiako in the Primary sector. Janelle holds a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. She has had over 6 years’ experience working alongside Tamariki in early childhood education, which is what inspired her to become a Kaiako.

"I absolutely love my job and what I do, knowing I can make a difference in their lives is really special" 

"You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so... Get on your way!"  – Dr Seuss   




Anthea, is a qualified registered, first aided early childhood teacher, with 20 years experience. She has been Infant Head Teacher in a number of centres, and has a lot of experience and training with all ages of children, including very young babies, twins and triplets. She's a mother to a 14 year old. And she's currently a Psychotherapy student at AUT. She lives on the North Shore, and volunteers for Coastguard in her spare time. She absolutely loves children.

"I love spending time with them and enjoying their views on life! I would be thrilled to be able to help you out with care for yours" 

"Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become." 

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Sarah is originally from UK/South Africa

She has lived in NZ for 17 years and has over 30 years' experience in childcare.  She has a nursing background, experience in multi-births, newborns, school age and intellectual disabilities.

She has worked in Chile as a house manager/nanny overseeing all aspects of household management & infant care.

"In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child"

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Katy was born and bred in New Zealand. She has been working with children since 2000 and has a Bachelor of teaching in Early childhood education. She has worked as a daycare teacher & manager. She's been a Nanny here and in the U.K. And now she is a primary school teacher. In her spare time she enjoys spoiling her nieces and nephews.

"The final stage of wisdom is becoming a kid again" Maxine Laagace 

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Lumai is a full-time early childhood teacher and loves her job of 7 years. She has worked alongside children of the age group from 0-5 years and has enjoyed being a part of the learning journey for each child she comes across in her teaching. She has been living in New Zealand since 2014 and her origin is India. She particularly enjoys spending quality time with the children, sharing laughs, and reading books to them.


“Happiness is seeing the smile on a child’s face as they learn”



Kylie is a full time Early Childhood Teacher, who holds a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree. She has a wide range of experience working with and alongside children of all ages but specialises mostly in newborns to 3 year olds, and has also had hands on experience in taking care of twins. She takes great pride in ensuring children are receiving and experiencing respectful and loving care. 

“Children are not things to be molded but are people to be unfolded” 


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Aimee holds a Bachelor of Education (ECE and Primary), she is a qualified, fully registered ECE teacher with over 10 years experience working with children as a nanny and as a teacher. She is originally from Brazil, but she also lived in Australia, working as a nanny for around 4 years and she has been living in New Zealand since 2019, working as an Early Childhood teacher. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education which makes her appreciate individual characteristics and singularities that make every human being special and unique. She believes that differences can bring people together and they can always learn with each other.


“There is not a single day that is the same when we are spending time with children, we learn a new thing every time.”



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Denisse graduated from AUT with a Bachelor’s of Education in 2021. She has been working as an Early Childhood Teacher since 2020, along with some nannying experience. She has always had a soft spot for children, having grown up in a big family with lots of younger cousins. She is passionate about fostering an environment where children feel safe and cared for. Denisse feels lucky having daily opportunities to nurture children and help them grow. To her, it is so rewarding being able to form meaningful relationships, not just with the children but also with their families.


“Seeing the world through the innocent eyes of a child is one of life’s most precious gifts.” 


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Joey has 7 years experience as a nanny, she has worked both in New Zealand and spent 18 months in Switzerland as a live-in nanny. After starting her own family in 2015, Joey started as a reliever at a 0-3's Early Childhood Education centre, soon turning into a permanent position as a Teacher. Having a passion for compassionate, caring, educational environments for children, Joey leapt at the chance to purchase the centre in 2018, along with her mother-in-law as a co-director. Joey returns to nannying with a full heart for more magical moments with children of all ages. 


Taku Whakatauki: Maōri proverb which guides my work and it's meaning. 

“Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us”

To ensure that we protect the interests of future generations as well as our own. This whakataukī also emphasises our duty of care towards the children that we have amongst us already.


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Elissa is a Kiwi Nanny with 25 years experience from newborn to teenagers. Most of her experience has been with newborns to 5 years olds.

A love of travelling saw her study in Australia in 2002 and since then she’s gained invaluable experience working with families in Australia, NZ and UK. She is currently Nannying for a 10month old baby boy who she just adores. Previous to this she was with the same family for 5 years. She absolutely loves her career in Nannying and the children she becomes close to. Having grown up with and around children from a very young age she believes children should be in a safe, loving but fun environment and that is the environment she strives for when with any child.

“Watching the wonder on their faces when they learn something new is such a joy and a beautiful thing to see.”

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Pixie has been a qualified, registered early childhood teacher for more than 15 years. She loves working with babies and young children in their homes, hence, after many years of teaching has now transferred her skills into professional nannying. She is energetic, friendly, and holistic in her approach and philosophy towards early childhood development.

“I believe children and babies are confident, competent learners, who are curious and intelligent. It is up to us to see who the child is at their core, and let them shine“



Joanna is a qualified nanny with 23 years experience as well as mum to a teenage son. She is extremely passionate about her career working with children and is confident with all ages from newborn through to teens.
Joanna is a Nanny to two families. On family of two girls and a boy (7,4,2) and the other is for one girl (2). Joanna is caring, responsible, organised and has a great sense of humour.

"I strive to bring sparkle to each child's world"



Emma is a Nanny who trained at The NZ Nanny Centre way back in 1994 so has been a nanny for almost 30 years, in Auckland and overseas. She's currently a Full-Time Nanny for a lovely family with two girls, nearly 3 and nearly 5. She loves getting out and about with the kids, enjoying nature and exploring new things.

"Love to watch the kids learn and grow from each new adventure."

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Connie has over two decades of experience in childcare. And has now extended her passion for nurturing children by not only raising her own two little ones but also running an in-home childcare service. Her ultimate objective is to ensure the safety and happiness of every child in her care, providing our families with peace of mind during their time away. “

“ I love how much joy children get from the smallest of things in a day, it helps me
remember that each moment is so precious.”

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Kim began her career in childcare 25 years ago she has had extensive experience with children of all ages. She has an NZQA level 3 certificate, extensive play centre training.

She takes great pride in providing a safe, fun and stimulating environment for the children to grow and learn.

“I have a genuine love and passion for working with children and I’m proud to be able to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment for the children in my care. Also having good, clear and open communication is an important part of working with children and their parents.”


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Nicola is a kiwi nanny born and raised in Nelson. Nicola gained a National Nanny Certificate from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology in 2005 and has over 10 years nannying experience with children from newborn through to teenagers, including twins and special needs.

Nicola started her nanny career in Auckland working in Remuera, Grey Lynn and Ponsonby but for the past four years her love of travelling has taken her overseas. Nicola has worked in Australia, the Middle East, the UK and Europe and has recently returned back to New Zealand.


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Kim is originally from UK. She has been in NZ for 19 years. She has over 30 years experience in childcare... She has experience with multi-births, newborns & school age children.

"Always free the child's potential its magical to watch. I'm proud and love to be part of that working as a Nanny".

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Teresa is a Kiwi Nanny who has been living and working in London as a full-time Nanny for the past 18 years.
Her two passions are travel and children, and at times has managed to combine both. She has looked after children of all ages, from newborns to 13 years, including children with special needs.

“Looking at the world through a child’s eye is magical. Watching them grow and fulfil their potential is bliss“

All Babysitters are Fully Vaccinated, CPR trained, police checked and have clean driving licenses