At Sunshine Childcare our kaiako are our greatest resource. We maintain a minimum of 80% qualified teaching professionals throughout both centres.

Our kaiako follow our philosophy of letting kids be kids. This means uninterrupted play, access at all times to the outdoors, messy play and all-weather play. Kaiako carefully plan for children's learning and development in partnership with whanau. These plans are tailored for each child and worked through with care, respect and quality teaching.

We believe in building the teaching capacity of our kaiako. We do this by having kaiako that are in training (through various organisations) to become qualified Early Childhood Teachers. We provide them with a fully qualified mentor to assist with their training and to support them to reach their goal.

We also value experience in addition to qualifications. Some of our kaiako have years of experience and are not qualified and we support this decision.


Meet the teaching Teams:


Sunshine on Sunshine Koru Room

Bethany, Cristine and Wendy 


Sunshine on Sunshine Kea and Pukeko Team

Ally (Team Leader and under 3's 2IC), Phillipa, Tamaryn, Brigid


 Sunshine on Sunshine Piwaiwaka and Rimu Team

Sashi (Team Leader and over 3's 2IC), Lucy, McKenzie, Artika, Ying



Sunshine on Vickery Kowhai Room

 Halena (Team Leader and 2IC), Bethany, Sue 


Sunshine on Vickery Pohutukawa Room

Renee (Team Leader), Christine, Jocelyn, Crystal, Mary


Sunshine Support Teachers

Brooke, Heather, Binu, Gurpreet, Wendy, Manpreet, Kevin, Katie, Harmanpreet


Sunshine on Sunshine “other important people” Team

Nicola (Administrator) and Tania (Kai Creator)


Sunshine on Vickery “other important people” Team

Mandy (Centre Manager) and Val (Administrator) 


Sunshine Centres Owners/Directors

Patricia and Kevin Radich


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