About Us

Our te reo name – Te Iti Kahurangi – speaks of the precious small treasures that our tamariki are – treasures who deserve our best educational care and aroha.

Eden Cottage was established in 1983 as a way to meaningfully support the growing number of young families in our community.

Almost 40 years later, we remain committed to partnering with parents and whānau so that our tamariki can thrive and look forward to a bright future.

Our te reo name – Te Iti Kahurangi – speaks of the precious small treasures that our tamariki are – treasures who deserve our best educational care and aroha.

Based in a homely cottage setting, we are able to welcome up to 38 tamariki between the ages of 2-5 years to what will be their home away from home.

Daily sessions include:

Daily activities include:

Our teachers are our most important investment into our tamariki. We benefit from being part of Visionwest Community Trust when it comes to obtaining wider resources for learning.

Meet The Team.

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Crystal Lynch

HEAD TEACHER

QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED TEACHER

Hello/Namaste/Kia Ora,

My name is Crystal, I am an Anglo-Indian. Having grown up in India, I’ve lived in New Zealand for 22 years. I live locally with my husband and two children. Working with children is a dream I had since childhood. I love seeing tamariki grow socially and in their education, and I love serving my community in this way.

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Michelle Huang​

TEACHER

QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED TEACHER

你好, 我是蜜雪兒, 來自台灣一個小國家, 生活在紐西蘭 15 年之後, 深深愛上這個美麗的國家, 期待在 Eden Cottage.

Ni hao, I am Michelle. I come from a small country in Asia – Taiwan. When I arrived in New Zealand 15 years ago, I felt in love with this country and am proud to call it my home. I love my work at Eden Cottage and love caring for each tamariki we have the privilege of caring for. I also speak Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese if that is of help to any whānau.

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Liza Brown

Teacher

QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED TEACHER

Kia Ora, Hello, Kia Orana, Talofa. Malo e lelei, Bula, As – salamu alaikum, Namaste, Whanau, parents and tamariki.

I am passionate about learning and teaching. Our tamariki are our taonga and it is a privilege to be with them and their whānau in this learning journey at Eden Cottage. I take a holistic approach in managing our tamariki, where Taha Wairua (Spiritual Wellbeing), Taha Tinana (Physical Wellbeing), Taha Whanau (Family and Social Wellbeing), and Taha Hinengaro (Emotional Wellbeing) are looked after.

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Jodi Taylor

ADMINISTRATOR

My name is Jodi. I’m passionate about working with tamariki and their whānau so they can thrive and be healthy. I love that my role at Eden Cottage enables me to support the teachers, tamariki and their whānau in achieving that purpose.
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Lile Oneone

TEACHER

NON-QUALIFIED TEACHER

Talofa lava, my name is Lile.

I love being part of the Eden Cottage team and getting to meet all of the wonderful children.

I live locally in West Auckland and have two school aged children of my own. I really enjoy helping the children here at the centre learn and grow in a supportive, creative environment.

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Liz Skeates

RELIEVING TEACHER

QUALIFIED TEACHER

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