MEET OUR OAKFIELDS STAFF

The Little Oaks staff are passionate about childhood development and deliver an extremely high standard of early childhood education.
Staffing levels exceed Ministry of Education guidelines, making the ratio of teachers to children high, while ensuring the best possible environment for learning.
"To become an ideal teacher we need knowledge, experience with children, intuition and inspiration which, in turn, gives unlimited patience, unquestionable hope, and faith that works miracles" Latha Gopinathan

Little Oaks strive to provide continual support and training to our staff along with regular appraisals, goal setting sessions and professional development. If you have a compassionate approach to teaching which recognizes the needs of each child and their path to self-education Little Oaks would love to hear from you.

Adriane Stone

Manager

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning &  Montessori Qualified Teacher

Adriane Stone

Her personal teaching philosophy is based on responsive, reciprocal relationships with children and families; responding to children's interests and learning dispositions in literacy and numeracy rich environments; with programmes based on ongoing child assessment and programme evaluation.

Jane Foster

Office Manager / Accounts

Jane Foster

Jo Macfarlane

Owner/Licensee

Diploma in Teaching and Learning (ECE)
London Montessori Diploma

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.

Abby Tichborne

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Head teacher for over 2 to 3 year olds

Abby Tichborne

PJ Thomson

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
Teacher

PJ Thomson

Abbey Dwyer

Assistant Teacher in training 

Abbey Dwyer

Lara Rigter

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning &  Montessori Qualified Montessori Teacher 

Under 2 year teacher

Lara Rigter

Julie Guthrie

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning over 3 year Teacher

Julie Guthrie

Carol Miller

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning  Carol is a passionate highly valued under 2 year teacher who has worked at Little Oaks Preschool for 10 years

 

Holly Le Vavasour

Teacher in training