Our Staff

We recognise the importance of early learning and development of our children and our qualified and caring staff ensures your child receives the best start in life.
All of our qualified teachers responsible hold current first-aid certificates. Our staff also participates in on-going professional development courses. Quality ratios and staff qualifications as determined by the Ministry of Education are maintained.

Trina Tuki
Trina Tuki
Centre Manager
Kia ora, my name is Trina Tuki. I have a Degree in Teaching and am extremely passionate about the early childhood profession. I love all aspects of my role as Centre Manager, especially providing challenging and exciting experiences for both children and our teachers. Being half Maori and half Pakeha, I have grown up knowing the importance and impact multicultural exposure has on young minds. At our centre, we take pride in understanding and celebrating various cultures through our children. I am able to assist with professional development and encourage all parents to participate in all aspects of centre life.
Lathifar Gunaratne
Lathifar Gunaratne
ECE Teacher (unqualified)

Aubowan, my name is Lathifar Gunaratne and I am from Sri Lanka. I have been with Kids World since 2005. I am very passionate about teaching and learning with a number of years` experience in this profession, as well as experience in bringing up my own children. I love to engage with children, supporting their learning and development, and forming lifelong relationships with the children and their parents. I have a can do attitude and am always willing to help others. I am very flexible in terms of which age group I work with and love all our children.

Shelly
Shelly
Qualified ECE Teacher

Hi, I am Shelly. I hold a Bachelor`s degree in Business English and Organizational Leadership from China. I have obtained my Post Graduate Diploma in ECE. I enjoy working and playing with children. I am good at communicating and building relationships with others. I respect each child as a unique individual; each one is distinct and learns at his or her own pace and time. I relish these distinctive learning journeys.

Shehla
Shehla
Qualified ECE Teacher

Kia ora, my name is Shehla. I have a Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Auckland. I am from Pakistan and have been living in New Zealand for 15 years.

Developing meaningful relationships with children and whanau is something I strongly value and strive for. I believe in offering ach child an educational environment which promotes spontaneous learning based on children`s interests and provokes curiosity and wonder. I look forward to supporting our children on their learning journey here at Kids World and helping to create an inclusive environment where everybody feels loved, safe and valued.

Gagan
Gagan
Centre Administrator

Hi, I am Gagan and I am from India. I am the Centre Administrator and am here to answer all your questions regarding fees, bookings and enrolment. I have two beautiful children of my own, a boy and a girl. I am able to speak Hindi, Punjabi and English.

Zela
Zela
Mary
Mary
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OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ADDRESS

Kids World Childcare
2 Sandy Lane
Avondale, Auckland

AGES

All children between the ages of 0 and 5 years are welcome at our Avondale child care.
Kids World Childcare offers 20 hours ECE for 3 to 5 year olds with a specialised transition to school programme.