Meet Our Team

Centre Manager (Qualified ECE) Clare Kinney

Kia Ora Whanau

I'm the Centre Manager here at Chapel Hill Kindergarten.
My husband and I are part of the family at C3 in Rototuna. 

I am fully qualified and registered with a diploma level 7 of Early Childhood Education. 

I love leading teams and caring for families and I have been involved in the early childhood sector for 31 years
I love to create exciting and challenging environments where children can develop their sense of curiosity and I look forward to sharing your child's learning with you so we can work in partnership to support your child's development. 

All whanau are welcome, and I hope that they also experience a sense of belonging within our kindergarten.

Teacher (Qualified ECE) - Nerolle Bracegirdle

Kia Ora, Hello.  My name is Nerolle Bracegirdle.

I started teaching in Early Childhood Education over 20 years ago.
I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and am fully certified.

I am a passionate teacher and value the relationships formed with children, parents and whanau.  I love being a part of your children's lives as they explore, experiment and develop into confident, competent learners.  I enjoy bringing new experiences to the children and challenging them to extend their ideas and abilities.
As a Christian, I see it as a blessing to teach in a Christian environment instilling fruits of the Spirit values and the knowledge of who they are in Christ.

I am married with three children (two teens and one tween).  We attend Activate Ruakura Church.

I enjoy getting outdoors tramping and bike riding but will be more than happy to snuggle up with a coffee and a movie.

I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

Teacher (Qualified ECE) Nicole Brown

Kia Ora, It is a such privilege to be part of the teaching team at Chapel Hill Kindergarten.

I have a bachelor of teaching in Early childhood and have recently completed the teacher refresh course after taking time off to be at home with my own growing family. I am Married to Laurence and we have three beautiful children Luca, Ruby and Miller and we attend Gateway Church.
My teaching practice is deeply rooted in my belief that every child is created in God’s image and that they are precious and loved. I believe that when children are given a supportive environment where they have a sense of belonging, their contribution is valued, and their emotional and spiritual well-being is supported - alongside a positive relationship with parents, whanau and caregivers - they are given a rich soil in which to grow and they will flourish.

I look forward to walking alongside you and your precious Tamariki as we learn and grow together.

Teacher (Qualified ECE) Paula Donald

Hi everyone, My name is Paula Donald and I am thrilled to be a part of the team, here at Chapel Hill Kindergarten.

My teaching qualification comes from the University of Auckland. I have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Education (Primary). I am privileged to have worked in both sectors especially in a job I enjoy and value.

As such working with young children is a passion of mine, and to be involved in helping shape their futures is special to me. I really enjoy helping facilitate their physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and social development especially as children learn and discover the world around them, and what they can achieve.

I look forward to meeting the parents and answering any questions that are raised.  Let’s move forward together and shape a path for our children tomorrow. 

Teacher (Qualified ECE) Stacey Moore

I am excited to be part of the team at Chapel Hill Kindergarten where I can share God's love with the children, teach them about Jesus, and about the Bible. I have a passion for Christian education and have spent over 8 years working in a Christian centre.

I am married to Ryan and we have two beautiful children. Our daughter Ayla (3) and our son Axel (1). We are a part of Gateway church.
 
In my spare time I like to bake, find new ways to live more sustainably as well as work on various crafty projects including sewing, upcycling and painting.
 
I look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Teacher (Qualified ECE ) - Ta-Yu (David) Huang

Kia Ora everyone, I am so excited to be part of the Chapel Hill Community. I was a student teacher here a year ago and now I back. As a new Early childhood teacher I see every day as a new day day and new opportunities to grow alongside your children. As a Christian, I see the children as great creations of God and I am passionate about being being part of the children's growth journey with God's word and love.  I am looking forward to meeting you all, lets go and explore together and see what God has prepared for us here at Chapel Hill Kindergarten. 

Qualified Teacher - Christine Stevens

Christine works part time. At present she is on leave.