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Glendene School Playgroup
60 Barrys Road
Glendene, Auckland, 0602
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Hay Park Playgroup
670 Richardson Road
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
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Wellsford Kindergarten
Hazelmere Street
, Wellsford, 0900
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Waterview Kindergarten
17 Oakley Avenue
Waterview, Auckland, 1026
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Wesley Kindergarten
26a O'Donnell Avenue
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
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Westlake Forrest Hill Kindergarten
Tiber Road
Milford, Auckland, 0620
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Westmere Kindergarten
90 Garnet Road
Westmere, Auckland, 1022
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Whenuapai Kindergarten
16 Airport Road
Whenuapai, Auckland, 0618
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Previously known as Hobsonville North Kindergarten
Yendarra Kindergarten
31 Crown Crescent
Otara, Auckland, 2023
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KiNZ Otara Early Learning Centre
69 Otara Road
Otara, Auckland, 2023
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KiNZ Mission Heights Early Learning Centre
31 Valderama Drive
Flat Bush, Auckland, 2019
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KiNZ Myers Park Early Learning Centre
Myers Park, 381 Queen Street
CBD, Auckland, 1010
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KiNZ Sandringham Early Learning Centre
27 Shorwell Street
Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
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Kelston Girls Playgroup
Lynwood Road
Kelston, Auckland, 1010
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Panama Road Playgroup
139 Panama Road
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
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Lincoln Heights Playgroup
16 Keegan Drive
Massey, Auckland, 0614
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Otahuhu Kindergarten
51a Hutton Street
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
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Otahuhu Central Kindergarten
27 Fort Richard Road
Otahuhu, Auckland, 1062
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Previously known as Fort Richard Road Kindergarten
Owairaka Kindergarten
6a Dunkirk Terrace
Owairaka, Auckland, 1025
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Papatoetoe Kindergarten
53 Wilmay Avenue
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
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Parnell Kindergarten
12 Alberon Place
Parnell, Auckland, 1052
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Pigeon Mountain (Ōhuiarangi) Kindergarten
64 Pigeon Mountain Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland, 2012
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Ponsonby Kindergarten
22 Ponsonby Terrace
Ponsonby, Auckland, 1011
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Pt Chevalier Kindergarten
90 Walmer Rd
Pt Chevalier, Auckland, 1022
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Point Chevalier
Oratia Kindergarten
552 West Coast Road
Oratia, Auckland, 0604
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Oranga Kindergarten
48a Waitangi Road, [entrance at 52C]
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
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Orakei Kindergarten
Corner Coates Avenue & Grace Street
Orakei, Auckland, 1071
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Mt Eden Kindergarten
11a Milton Road
Mt Eden, Auckland, 1024
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Mt Roskill Kindergarten
19 Akarana Avenue
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
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Previously known as Akarana Avenue Kindergarten
Murdoch Park Kindergarten
43 Chestnut Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
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New Lynn Kindergarten
10 Ambrico Place
New Lynn, Auckland, 0600
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Northcote Central Kindergarten
36 College Road
Northcote, Auckland, 0627
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Previously known as Northbridge Kindergarten
Northcote Kindergarten
7 Nutsey Avenue
Northcote, Auckland, 0627
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Omana Kindergarten
42 Omana Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
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Onehunga Kindergarten
17a Cameron Street
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
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Previoulsy known as Onehunga Cuthbert Kindergarten
Pt England Kindergarten
130B Pt England Road
Pt England, Auckland, 1072
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Ranui Kindergarten
Ranui Station Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
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Remuera Kindergarten
2 Wairua Road, (next to the Reserve)
Remuera, Auckland, 1050
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Previously known as Constance Colegrove Kindergarten
Sylvia Park Kindergarten
10 Hamlin Road
Mt Wellington, Auckland, 1060
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Previously known as Mt Wellington Kindergarten
Takapuna Kindergarten
11a Tennyson Avenue
Takapuna, Auckland, 0622
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Taupaki Kindergarten
20 Cottle Road
Taupaki, Auckland, 0782
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Te Atatu South Kindergarten
66a Divich Avenue
Te Atatu South, Auckland, 0610
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Te Atatu Village Kindergarten
580 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 0610
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Titirangi Kindergarten
509 South Titirangi Road
Titirangi, Auckland, 0604
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Waiheke Kindergarten
Donald Bruce Road
Surfdale, Waiheke, 1081
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Waitakere Kindergarten
12 Township Road
Waitakere, Auckland, 0614
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Sunnyvale Kindergarten
31a Kaikoura Street
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
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Sunnynook Kindergarten
50 Sunnynook Road
Sunnynook, Auckland, 0620
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Previously known as Broadlands Kindergarten
Roskill South Kindergarten
1327 Dominion Road Extension
Mt Roskill, Auckland, 1041
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Sandringham Kindergarten
2 Kenneth Avenue
Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
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Snells Beach Kindergarten
15 Hamatana Road
Snells Beach, Warkworth, 0920
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Hibiscus Coast Rodney
Somerville Kindergarten
84a Clydesdale Road
Howick, Auckland, 2014
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St Heliers Kindergarten
43 Maskell Street
St Heliers, Auckland, 1071
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St Johns Kindergarten
49 Howard Hunter Ave
Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072
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Previously known as Tamaki Kindergarten
Te Atatu Peninsula Kindergarten
16a Harbour View Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, 0610
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Summerland Kindergarten
62a Summerland Drive
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
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Sturges Road Kindergarten
124 Sturges Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
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Mt Albert Kindergarten
24 Mark Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
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Morningside Kindergarten
31 Taylors Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
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Massey Kindergarten
326a Don Buck Road
Massey, Auckland, 0614
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Mayfield Kindergarten
20r Pearl Baker Drive
Otara, Auckland, 2023
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McNaughton Kindergarten
14 McNaughton Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2024
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Meadowbank Kindergarten
122 Meadowbank Road
Meadowbank, Auckland, 1072
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Milford Kindergarten
14 Pierce Road
Milford, Auckland, 0620
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Mission Bay Kindergarten
82 Atkin Avenue
Mission Bay, Auckland, 1071
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Pakuranga Kindergarten
107a Reeves Road
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
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Cascades Kindergarten
Lady Marie Drive
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
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Chelsea Kindergarten
62 Balmain Road
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
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Colwill Kindergarten
19 Kintara Drive
Massey, Auckland, 0614
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Dannemora Kindergarten
141 Kilkenny Drive
Dannemora, Auckland, 2016
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Devonport Kindergarten
43 Vauxhall Road
Devonport, Auckland, 0624
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Don Buck Kindergarten
124a Don Buck Road
Massey, Auckland, 0614
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Ellerslie Kindergarten
122 Celtic Crescent
Ellerslie, Auckland, 1051
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Epsom North Kindergarten
33 Kimberley Road
Epsom, Auckland, 1023
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Previously known as Eden Epsom Kindergarten
Farm Cove Kindergarten
20 Galloway Crescent
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2012
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Previously known as Whiteacres Kindergarten
Favona Kindergarten
Wakefield Road
Mangere, Auckland, 2024
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Bucklands Beach Kindergarten
8 Oliver Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland, 2012
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Botany Downs Kindergarten
22 Maroubra Place
Howick, Auckland, 2010
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Blockhouse Bay Kindergarten
5 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, 0600
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Glen Eden West Kindergarten
78a Rosier Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 0602
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Previously known as Rosier Road Kindergarten
Anchorage Park Kindergarten
9 Tiaka Place
Pakuranga, Auckland, 2010
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Aorere Kindergarten
43 Chantelle Place
Papatoetoe, Auckland, 2025
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Avondale Kindergarten
195 Rosebank Road
Avondale, Auckland, 1026
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Bairds Kindergarten
20 Edward Ave, (Gate 2 at the School)
Otara, Auckland, 2023
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Bayview Kindergarten
70 Bayview Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
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Beach Haven Kindergarten
179 Beach Haven Road
Beach Haven, Auckland, 0626
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Previously known as Birkdale Kindegarten
Belmont Bayswater Kindergarten
1C Rosyth Avenue
Bayswater, Auckland, 0622
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Birdwood Kindergarten
21 Karepo Crescent
Ranui, Auckland, 0612
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Birkenhead Kindergarten
97a Mokoia Road
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
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Ferndale Kindergarten
830 New North Road
Mt Albert, Auckland, 1025
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Flat Bush Kindergarten
329 Bairds Road
Otara, Auckland, 2023
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Freemans Bay Kindergarten
16 Tahuna Street
Freemans Bay, Auckland, 1011
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Kauri Park Kindergarten
11 McGlashen Place
Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626
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Kingsdene Kindergarten
62 Mascot Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2022
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Papatoetoe North Kindergarten
1 Beryl Place
Mangere East, Auckland, 2024
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Kotiri Kindergarten
Laingholm Kindergarten
436a Huia Road
Laingholm, Auckland, 0604
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Lynfield Kindergarten
108 Halsey Drive
Lynfield, Auckland, 1042
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Lincoln North Kindergarten
47a Longburn Road
Henderson, Auckland, 0610
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Mangawhai Kindergarten
36 Insley Street
Mangawhai, Mangawhai, 0505
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Mangere Bridge Kindergarten
36 Lindis Place
Mangere Bridge, Auckland, 2022
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Mangere West Kindergarten
67 Idlewild Avenue
Mangere, Auckland, 2022
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Previously known as Idlewild Kindergarten
Maraetai Beachlands Kindergarten
39a Craig Road
Maraetai, Auckland, 2018
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Howick Kindergarten
51 Wellington Street
Howick, Auckland, 2014
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Hobsonville Kindergarten
34a Trig Road
Whenuapai, Auckland, 0618
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Hillsborough Kindergarten
668 Richardson Road
Hillsborough, Auckland, 1041
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Glen Eden Kindergarten
3 Clayburn Road
Glen Eden, Auckland, 0602
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Epsom South Kindergarten
14 Aberfoyle Street
Epsom, Auckland, 1023
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Previously known as Lady Cobham Kindergarten
Glen Innes Kindergarten
71 Taniwha Street
Glen Innes, Auckland, 1072
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Glendowie Kindergarten
225 Riddell Road
Glendowie, Auckland, 1071
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Glenfield Kindergarten
Mayfield Road
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
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Greenhithe Kindergarten
10 Isobel Road
Greenhithe, Auckland, 0632
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Grey Lynn Kindergarten
25 Home Street
Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
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Previously known as St James Kindergarten
Henderson Kindergarten
1a Henderson Valley Rd
Henderson, Auckland, 0612
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Highland Park Kindergarten
563 Pakuranga Road
Howick, Auckland, 2010
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Marlborough Kindergarten
7a Agincourt Street
Glenfield, Auckland, 0629
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Green Bay Kindergarten
10 La Rosa St
Green Bay, Auckland, 0604
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Our Executive Leadership Team

The Auckland Kindergarten Association is a government-funded organisation that operates as a charitable trust. (CC22833)

Auckland Kindergarten Association is governed by a board of nine elected members who are responsible for the governance of the Association. You can read the AKA Constitution here.

The everyday management of the organisation is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer who is supported by a team of specialist staff.

The Auckland Kindergarten Association is made up of 107 kindergartens, five KiNZ all day early learning centres, and five Playgroups. Each kindergarten or KiNZ Centre has a teaching team - typically a head teacher (or Centre Manager) and two to four teachers as well as support staff (this can include Teacher Aides, Relievers and Administrators). The Playgroups are largely run by the families that attend, with support from our Playgroup Co-ordinators.

 

MEET THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Pauline A. Winter, QSO Interim

 Chief Executive Officer

It is a privilege to be filling this interim role for Auckland Kindergarten Association and to work with parents, teachers, support staff, management and the Board while the recruitment process for a permanent CEO is underway.

From a lively(!) four-year-old at Westmere Kindergarten to being a play centre Mum, to leading the first collaboration between our local kindergarten and our local play centre in my role as President of the Waimauku Play Centre Committee, fond memories have grown into a deep respect for the early learning community.   I believe in a child-first approach, supported by whanau and community,  and I try to always look at things from a range of differing viewpoints.

I have broad experience across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors and was most recently CEO of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, where I successfully guided the Ministry through a time of intense change.

Prior to the Ministry, I was Director of the Office of Pasifika Advancement at Auckland University of Technology and have held governance roles on several Private/Public boards and am a former Deputy Chief Commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.

I have worked with a range of communities, in a range of roles at all levels of the education sector from early learning through to tertiary and it is this experience I believe stands me in good stead to help guide AKA through the months that follow.

This is a crowded space we operate in and we must shine brightly to continue to succeed. I want educators to come to AKA because it fulfils them, I want us to be an employer of choice, I want us to be an exemplar of good practice at every single level, governance, management, operations, ICT and communication, an organisation that continues to be true to the 109 years of history and the thousands of Auckland children and families we count among our successes.

 

RICHARD SELAVE, GROUP MANAGER - TRANSITION

Talofa lava, 

My role at the Association is overseeing a programme of work as we look to the future. 

I have always been driven by a desire to contribute in a meaningful way and have long been a proponent of giving children the best start possible so coming to an organisation such as Auckland Kindergarten Association which has quality early learning and community and family engagement at its heart is a wonderful opportunity to marry those ideas. 

My background is in organisational development and human resources. I have worked across a number of organisations including the Accident Compensation Corporation, The State Services Commission, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. 

I am thoroughly enjoying what the AKA is about and the opportunity I have to contribute to its next 100 years. 

 

 

Simon Harvey, General Manager Capability, Culture and Wellbeing 

I have spent most of my career in the private sector with the likes of Vodafone, Westpac, PwC and Fletchers.  The last seven years saw a switch into the public sector where I helped set up and manage the ongoing development of Auckland Transport during the super city amalgamation. It was during this time that I learnt to appreciate just how passionate Aucklanders are about their city and I see my move to Auckland Kindergarten Association as a continuation of our communities’ success.

As General Manager of Capability, Culture and Wellbeing, I lead the team that is enabling the wider business through providing an environment where people can perform at their best.  Continued growth and development is not just needed for our little custodians, but also for those that are privileged enough to help shape their young lives.

I would struggle to find an organisation that had a more meaningful purpose than the Association.  It is, and will continue to be, a foundation for the Auckland community.  Being able to contribute in any fashion is an absolute privilege.  Both my boys attended Mt Albert Kindergarten and I look forward, at some stage, to seeing my grandchildren attend.

 

Casey Muraahi, General Manager Community Engagement 

My connection with Auckland Kindergarten Association goes back to when I was a kindy kid at Mt Roskill Kindergarten and has followed on as an adult with my teacher training with the AKA through to sending my own son to Mission Bay Kindergarten.  As a mother of two young boys along with a background in education, I am passionate about play-based learning and the benefits this brings to children. 

I believe that the Association brings something unique to Auckland’s early childhood education (ECE) offering.  With an amazing history of over 110 years, Auckland Kindergarten Association ensures early childhood education is accessible for all children, placing tamariki learning and well-being at the heart of everything we do. I feel choice is important when it comes to selecting ECE providers and the Association has a variety of service types to meet whānau aspirations for their tamariki.

I have worked in the ECE sector for over 20 years in a variety of leadership and general management roles. In my professional career, I have been focussed on team culture, building relationships and whanau engagement to create high quality outcomes for our tamariki.  I have been fortunate to experience a variety of ECE models over the course of my career and have also worked closely within the areas of ECE compliance and strategy.

Auckland is such a diverse city and as the General Manager of Community Engagement I look forward to supporting the Association with meeting the varying needs of our individual communities and achieving the organisation’s long-term strategy.

 

Matthew Crumpton, General Manager Education and Innovation

As General Manager of Education and Innovation for the Auckland Kindergarten Association, I have leadership oversight of the Association's 107 Kindergarten network, and the teams who provide a range of education specialist support.

I am a passionate educator and I bring with me 20 years of experience in the educational sector. I am fortunate to have taught and led at a number of schools throughout Tamaki Makaurau and have had the opportunity to experience Auckland's rich diversity. My previous role was at Ōrākei School where I served as principal for six years. I now bring this wealth of knowledge and understanding to the Auckland Kindergarten Association. This is an exciting time for me as I look forward to applying my experience to improve educational outcomes and experiences for our tamariki.

I feel privileged to be part of the Association. The organisation's rich history, and the contribution it continues to make in our communities in growing and igniting the minds of our young tamariki is unique. My mission will be to ensure equity in education, so that every child across Tamaki Makaurau is able to access the best possible learning experiences.