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Teachers and Staff

Our dedicated and hard-working team is what makes our preschool in Wellington the place that it is. We will create a caring and nurturing environment for your children and ensure that they are able to grow and develop at their own pace. Now, let's meet the team!

Stacey Clyde is a qualified and registered preschool teacher. As the owner, teacher and managing director of High Five, Stacey is committed to providing the best possible care and education for children.  Stacey nurtures a family culture within High Five, making it a great place to be a part of, for the children, families and teachers. Stacey's three daughters have grown up within the High Five family.

"My passion is growing 'people'.  It is important to me that my team love working here, that they are happy. This will then translate to the children and our families/whanau. I want children to enjoy their childhood and be 'çhildren' for as long as possible, for them to play, have fun and enjoy learning. I want to see children respected as contributors to our society."  - Stacey

Nadine is our Accounts Manager who started with us in April 2016, she is in charge of all the office systems, accounts, data entry and even fixes our IT problems. Nadine has 10 years experience dealing with accounting systems and admin.

Nadine has 2 gorgeous girls here at High Five.
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Kathryn has been a teacher at High Five for over 12 years and has actually been working with young children since she left school. Kathryn supports all our teachers and has experience with all age groups.

"I've always loved working with children. I love seeing children have fun and light up, especially if it's doing something they haven't done before." - Kathryn

Pepa is a fully qualified and registered preschool teacher. She has worked at High Five since 2002 and is our wonderful teaching manager. Pepa has experience with a range of age groups and is currently working in the junior school (20mths - 3yrs). Pepa is often seen outside with the children working on our large outdoor gardens.
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Nardia is a Centre Manager and responsible for coordinating the programme and documentation at High Five.  She also happens to be the fixer of any IT problems! Nardia is fully qualified and registered, and she has been a High Fiver for over 9 years. Nardia's particular interests are in literacy and recording children’s learning.

"I love playing with the children and meeting new families." – Nardia

Rina has been with High Five for 11 years and spent time as a teacher and several years as our chef.  Rina has recently moved back into a teaching role with the Senior School. She offers a calm gentle approach in the infant room and is our facebook tech, posting lovely photos of our High Five family.  Rina has completed her 1st year of teacher training and her daughter is an ex-student here too.
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Nalini joined our team in March of this year, she is based in the infant room. (bio coming soon) 

Tepa is the twin sister of Luli.

Tepa is another of our wonderful infant room teachers and brings a relaxed and quiet warmth to the atmosphere. She has over 11 years of experience, mainly with our younger children, but don't be fooled by the quiet persona!

Tepa has a wicked sense of humour and an infectious giggle. She has a lot of fun with our babies.
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Luli has worked with all age groups and at the moment is teaching in our junior school. Luli says she "loves working with children - I've been working with children for nearly 18 years". (11 at High Five). Luli is passionate about engaging children with art and music - you should see our 2 year olds doing the sasa!

Cass works with the children in the senior school - that's the 3 to 5 year old children. She and Jo make an awesome team! Cass recently got her degree, and has worked with all age groups within her 12 years at High Five. She brings many strengths to our centre, in particular, Te Reo Maori and music. Her 2 daughters are also part of the High Five family, recently graduating into primary school.
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Nicole is our new resident chef, trained and qualified, she has been with us for just under a year. Nicole loves exploring new recipe ideas to add to the nutritious meals cooked fresh daily at high five.

We are working towards a Healthly heart award and a reprint of our popular High Five cook book.

Chantal join our team January this year, she is the team leader in the senior school. (bio coming soon)
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Jena join our team March this year, she is based in the junior school. Jena is a first year student. (bio coming soon)
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High Five Early Education Centres
300 Evans Bay Pde,
Hataitai, Wellington 6021