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Our Team

Hi, my name is Anita!

I am a Montessori and ECE Teacher from Austria. I have more than 18 wonderful years of teaching experience in English speaking International Montessori Preschools in New Zealand, Austria and China.

Due to my husband’s busy work schedule, I have traveled the world and worked in different Montessori preschools. Now I like to bring the world and all my experiences to Aranui Montessori Preschool.

I love teaching and I’m passionate about the Montessori Philosophy. In the past four years, I have worked as a Montessori Teacher in China, Yunnan Province. During this time I gained lots of experience to teach English to children where English is the second language.

In my spare time I like to learn Chinese, go hiking and do yoga. I enjoy cooking with friends and reading educational books about Montessori.

Kia ora, My name is Jasmine. I am the Centre Manager for Aranui Montessori Preschool

I am an enthusiastic, qualified and registered Early Childhood Educator, with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education. NZ), Montessori diploma (LMC)

I started my Montessori Journey 1981. My passion is working with children. My teaching experience  has convinced me to  believe children learn best through experiences of exploration and self-discovery. Given the right environment, children have the potential to reach amazing heights. As an educator, I highly respect each child’s personality and trust in their inner potential.


I feel extremely excited to take a lead position in Aranui Montessori working with young children and their families.




Hi, my name is Jing Ping!

I graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) with a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education specified in Montessori.


Before joining Aranui Montessori, I’ve had three years of working experience in Montessori environment. I enjoy planning a classroom curriculum that provides a supportive environment and allows children to explore and learn new things.


I am passionate about Montessori education, and as a mother and a teacher, I believe that an appropriate learning environment contributes to our children’s learning and development.

Hi, my name is Vicki

I completed a degree in Bachelor of Early Childhood Education specialising in Montessori from Auckland University of Technology in 2015.


It was during my third year at AUT University that the Montessori philosophy made a great impact on me. I have always had the passion to support and work alongside adults and children. I believe that the Montessori environment facilitates children to become independent, self-motivated, responsible and respectful individuals.


Children learn best when they are given opportunities to explore their world. I believe that every child should be accorded respect and dignity as unique individuals.

In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano, baking, reading, travelling, bush walking and spending time with my family.