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.

 

Children learning in creative environment

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.

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Quality Early Learning and Care provided for 2 – 5 year olds in a quiet off-street location in the heart of Glen Eden.

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.

Based in a homely cottage setting, we are able to welcome up to 38 tamariki to what will be their home away from home.

Child

Daily sessions include:

Child

Daily activities include:

  • Morning sessions
  • 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Sessions
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Whole day sessions
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • School Hour Sessions
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  • Small and Large group activities
  • Music & Movement
  • Art & Creativity
  • Own play choices
  • Outdoor Exploration and much more
Child

Daily sessions include:

  • Morning sessions
  • 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Sessions
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Whole day sessions
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • School Hour Sessions
  • Please Contact Us
Child

Daily activities include:

  • Small and Large group activities
  • Music & Movement
  • Art & Creativity
  • Own play choices
  • Outdoor Exploration and much more

Meet The Team

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.

Crystal Lynch

Crystal Lynch

H E A D   T E A C H E R

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.

Vineeta Kumar

Vineeta Kumar

A D M I N I S T R A T O R

Kia Ora, Bula, Namaste

My name is Vineeta and I’m a mum of two beautiful children. I grew up in West Auckland, and I dont think I will ever leave! My husband and I lead the worship team in our church where we love seeing others grow in their gifts given by God.

I love children, and it’s a passion of mine to see them grow and learn new skills. It’s an absolute blessing to be a part of this centre and to be working with such amazing teachers while I study ECE.

Lile Oneone

Lile Oneone

T E A C H E R

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.

Claudia Cadelis

Claudia Cadelis

TEACHER

QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED TEACHER

Kia ora my name is Claudia Cadelis. I come from Sri Lanka. My husband, children and I have been dedicated to serving our community and we were privileged to have many years serving our wider community through our work and lifestyle.

I am passionate about working with children, I enjoy baking, gardening, and working alongside a collaborative team. Together my husband and I enjoy praying, singing, reading, and gardening.

I joined Eden Cottage in January 2023 and I look forward to journeying alongside our children, families, and teaching team to provide them with rich learning experiences which are fun, educative, and memorable.

Memory

Memory Williamson

T E A C H E R

Kia Orana, Kia Ora, my name is Memory. I have 3 beautiful children and we are of Cook Island ethnicity.

Becoming an ECE Teacher is a new career path for me and I am so happy to be a part of the team here at Eden Cottage, everyone is very welcoming.

I enjoy every week because I get to see all the children’s beautiful faces. It is a blessing to watch the children grow, keeping them safe and learning together.

I look forward to welcoming our current and future children and families.

Phoebe

Phoebe Coenradi

TEACHER

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  • Eden Cottage
  • Building 2, 97 Glendale Rd
  • Glen Eden, West Auckland

Eden Cottage

Building 2, 97 Glendale Rd

Glen Eden, West Auckland

Centre behind Glen Eden Baptist Church with convenient off street parking.