Kindergarten & Care




Kia ora

Ko Kim Mullany ahau

Head Teacher

I hold a Bachelor of Teaching ECE and live with my husband and our three busy boys.

I believe in providing a nurturing environment full of interesting learning opportunities led by our children’s interests and the aspirations whānau hold for their tamariki.

I have been involved in Early Childhood Education since 2008.  I believe children form attachments and learn better from kaiako who teach from who they are. I feel that this reflects authenticity to our tamariki who are then able to form strong attachments and become confident learners.





Hi I’m Kaycie Fletcher;  I am a fully registered early childhood teacher. I believe strong positive relationships are essential for an effective learning environment, sense of belonging and empowerment. I believe children are capable and competent learners and bring into the learning environment their unique experiences, knowledge, skills and cultural identity.




Hi, I am Lindsey Harris. I live in Waipawa with my son Jack. I hold a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Prior to retraining I worked as an Osteopath in Hastings and Waipukurau. I believe a child’s individuality, curiosity and creativity should be nurtured.




Kia ora whanau

My name is Rachelle Petch (Myles) and I live in Tikokino with my husband and daughter. We live on a dairy farm that my husband is employed at. I’ve been teaching for over 10 years and have been qualified since 2013 (Bachelor of Teaching ECE) and am fully registered.

I have been teaching in Hastings for the past 10 years but have moved closer to home to spend more time with my beautiful daughter, Gracie, who starts school in 2018.

I am passionate about art and often do this as a hobby in my spare time. I share my knowledge with the children and give opportunities for them to explore new experiences.  I look forward to getting to know all the tamariki in Middle Kindergarten and work alongside whanau in their children’s learning journey.





Kia ora koutou.  My name is Jessie Cleary.

I have been relieving in all centres since October 2015.  Nowadays you will find me in the Middle Kindergarten as a team supporter.

Originally from Christchurch, I moved here with my partner Curt for a lifestyle change.  We have a passion for the outdoors, animals, sports & music.

As a mother of two daughters (now 24 & 26) I value those precious early years as I believe we are the protectors and nurturers of the next generation.

"Take care of our children

Take care of what they hear

Take care of what they see

Take care of what they feel

For how the children grow so will be the shape of Aotearoa"

Dame Whina Cooper