Our Staff

Our teachers are inspired and motivated to see your child thrive. You will be hard pressed to find a childcare centre where the teachers care more about the children in their care.

Katrina

Manager

Talofa lava. My name is Katrina Amituanai and I am the Centre Manager. I am married with two children. I have worked at Princes Street since 1993. Embracing, sharing and celebrating all cultures are extremely important to me as a registered teacher. The diverse cultures of the Auckland community enrich our Centre.

Grace Blackett

Office Manager

Namaste,

I’m the office Manager here at Princes Street Childcare. I have a background in accounts admin, childcare and swim teaching in young children. I was a swimmer myself and still have a passion for sports and physical education. I was drawn to the Princes St team as I love to be part of a team that is nurturing young lives. I am dedicated helping steer our centre in the right direction, and to helping all our families and making your time here as happy and stress-free as possible.

Nga Mihi

Ramya Morapaya

Teacher

Kia Ora, Ayubowan!

My name is Ramya Morapaya I have been with Princes Street since March 2019. I am originally from Sri Lanka and I have been living in New Zealand for almost 17 years.

I have been working as an early childhood teacher for 12 years. I love to work with the children here and helping them reach their potential.

Vienna Andrades

Teacher

Kia Ora whanau at Princes St Childcare, I would like to introduce myself, my name is Vienna Andrades. I am a provisionally qualified registered teacher. I completed my Bachelors of Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Unitec Institution of Technology, Mt Albert at the end of 2016. I have been working with young children (aged between two to five) for more than four years. I really enjoy working alongside children and building positive relationships with them and their whanau. I enjoy working alongside the teaching staff and am excited to share my knowledge and experience but also learn from their experiences and knowledge.

Grace Gasteiger

Teacher

Hi,
My name is Grace. I have recently graduated from Unitec with a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I love supporting children with their learning and watching them grow. I also love supporting children through arts. I enjoy going to the beach and being in the outdoors. I enjoy going to the gym as fitness and health is a big passion of mine. I’m Really enjoying working with the team at Princes Street.

Sarna

Cook

Kio Ora, Bula!

My name is Sarna and I am originally from Fiji. I have been in New Zealand since 2007 and a mother of a young girl.
I have Diploma in Professional Cookery as well as Food Safety 167 & 168.  I have worked in commercial industry for 3 years and in Childcare for 5 years as a cook. I am looking forward for a wonderful time with everyone here.

Sapi

Untrained Teacher

Hello! My name is Sapi. I live with my adult son and I have experience in working with primary school children and younger children. I enjoy working at Princes Street Childcare which has a great caring, teaching, learning and warm environment for all Tamariki.

Ling Zhang

Ling Zhang

Student Teacher

KIA ORA

I am Ling Zhang, I have been working at Princes Street Childcare Centre as a teacher in training since 07/2018. I am from New Zealand Tertiary College studying a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Teaching). I have a bachelor degree of Journalism. I am from China and married with a two-and-half year-old son. I really enjoy the journey here with the children and towards my qualification.