MEET OUR CHEVIOT STAFF
Jo Macfarlane

Always passionate about quality early childhood Jo started Abberley Park Montessori Preschool in 1988, being one of the first early childhood centres in Christchurch where she lived in the back bedroom, taught and managed. Now married with 3 adult children Jo has continued her passion for high quality centres by opening Cheviot Little Oaks Preschool in 2000 and Amberley Little Oaks Montessori in 2007. 

Nic Hiatt
Manager

Diploma of Teaching & Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Teachers Registration
Montessori Papers 1,2

A teacher at Cheviot Little Oaks since 2002, I am passionate about children and believe that every child is special and unique and that they are the true teachers among us. I enjoy the Montessori philosophy as I believe that it empowers children to have a natural love of learning with a huge emphasis on respect and independence. I believe that through my role I am here to encourage, support and nurture every child in a caring and positive way. It is a privilege to work in partnership with parents, caregivers and whanau to give their children the best possible opportunities and care.

Jo Macfarlane
Owner/Licensee

Diploma in Teaching and Learning (ECE)
London Montessori Diploma

The montessori philosophy of freedom, love, respect and good work ethics enables children to thrive, learning through specially designed toys and a unique and beautifully prepared environment.

Debbie Rutherford

Debbie Rutherford
Reliever

Debbie has been our lunch cover reliever for 10 years and she is an integral member of our teaching team. Debbie has attended numerous Early Childhood courses enhancing her teaching strategies.

Rachael

Rachael Fitzgerald
Diploma of Teaching (Primary), University of Canterbury, 2000 

 

Rachael

Sue Morrisey
Reliever

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Montessori Book 1

Rebecca Stewart
Full-time Teacher

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Montessori Book 1