Contact Us

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18 Martyn St
Waiuku, Auckland, 2123
New Zealand

(+64) 9 235 0172

Little Ants Childcare Centre is a place where children grow inspired, challenged and nurtured.

Our Staff

Centre Manager

Hi, I’m Linda, I’m the Centre Manager here, I have been in the Early Childhood field for more than 20 years, I originally graduated from Waikato University in 1997 with my Early Childhood Education Teaching Diploma. I decided to continue my studies and upgraded to a Degree which I completed in 2013.

I am passionate about providing a warm, fun and supportive environment for families, where they feel secure that their children are receiving the best possible care and education. I am also passionate about supporting teachers and growing their potential, I am a strong believer in the promotion of life-long learning and continuing education. 

Baby room team

Hi, my name is Mary Hyland, I am the Head Teacher in the Nursery Room.  I have 2 adult daughters, 1 adult son and 2 granddaughters so far.  I have been in the education sector since the age of 19.

I graduated with a diploma in 2006 and then upskilled to a Bachelor of Education in 2008.

I believe that all children have the right to learn and grow at their own pace, and we are here to facilitate that growth and learning and to ignite their passion for learning.

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Hi Samantha here, but you can call me Sam.

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Hi I’m Hayley,

Toddler room team

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Hi I’m Laura,


My name is Kathryn Cox I am a Senior teacher in the toddler room.

I am married and have two children Josh and Matt. I have a Bachelors of Teaching(ECE) as well as a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and I am fully registered.

I believe that children given the chance and opportunities, to grow will become capable and confident young learners.

Hiya, I am Casey and I am currently one of the teachers in the Toddler room.

I have a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and I adore learning and discovering the wonders of life through the eyes of our wonderful tamariki - a world of fun, imagination, spontaneity and pure amazement.
I have always dreamed of being an ECE teacher and since becoming a mother of two boys my passion was reignited.

I believe our tamariki of today, are the future of tomorrow.  Every child has a right to live, learn and grow within a nurturing, positive and safe environment.

It is an honour and pleasure to be part of the Little Ants whanau and I look forward sharing your child's early childhood learning journey.

Preschool room team


Kia Ora Koutou, Bula vinaka! My name is Sera and I am very lucky to lead the wonderful teaching team in the Preschool room. I came from Fiji to Wellington to train as an ECE teacher straight out of college. Since graduating I have been working mostly in kindergartens, as a head teacher in more recent years in several kindergartens throughout N.Z, and I also managed a childcare centre in Whangarei for six years. My passion is to empower, inspire and support children to learn and grow. I want all children to feel special and accepted just for who they are. I believe parents are the important teachers in childrens lives, my job is to work with you and give support to help your children get the best start in life.

Hi im Emma,

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Hi, I’m Kath.

I have been at Little Ants for three years, before that Teacher’s Assistant for a few years in mainstream schools mostly with new entrants. I am now teaching in the Preschool and loving how rewarding it is! I have four children and one adorable grandson. 



Hi I’m Brooke

Centre Cook

Hi my name is Trish, I have worked in aged care, owned a business and for the last 13 years worked in childcare helping where ever needed. In my current role I prepare enjoyable healthy meals for our little people to eat, I help on the floor and assist Linda with the admin. I love cooking and ensuring our littlies have happy tummies!