Lalita Prabhu (2IC)

Kia ora, my name is Lalita Prabhu and I am a fully qualified and registered ECE Teacher. I come from a Fijian Indian background but have been born and raised here in New Zealand. I am 28 years old and have been in the ECE field for almost 8 years.

I have worked with Roslyn for the past seven years and have worked with all different age groups. I believe in supporting a child’s natural pace when it comes to their learning and development and in my opinion, nothing is more rewarding than working with our youngest generation, to be a part of their growth and journey is such an honour and not one day is ever the same. Most importantly I believe that every day should be full of fun and laughter. 🙂

I am really excited to be on this new and exciting adventure and I can’t wait to work alongside my colleagues to provide you and your child with quality care and education. I look forward to getting to know you, your child and your whanau better.

If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to approach me.

Downstairs Team

Gemma Moreton

Holds a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE, is provisionally registered, and a current First Aid Cert. I love children and have always wanted to be an early childhood teacher. I really enjoy doing art with the children, providing different experiences for them to learn through. I am a very gentle and quite teacher but build strong relationships with the children. In my spare time you will catch me playing with my daughter, hanging with my friends and family, spending days at the beach swimming and just relaxing.

Sarah Hempsey

Holds NVQ 2 and 3 (English qualification in ECE) and current First Aid Cert. I also have 14 years experience working in Early Childhood along with being a mother of 2 teenage boys. I enjoy spending most of time outside with the children; watching them explore different ways to achieve their own goals and using their imagination with in this. I have been a reliever at the Little Castle since 2008 and now working full time.

Karen Redit

Holds a Bachelor of Education (primary), Graduate Diploma in ECE, Full Teachers Registration and a current First Aid Certificate. Nurturing and teaching young minds is a job I enjoy and find very rewarding. Building positive learning relationships with children is my focus.

Upstairs - Infants and Toddlers Team

Zoe Zen

Holds her Bachelor in Teaching ECE, Full Registration and current First Aid Certificate.
“I have 4 years experience working with infants and toddlers as a primary caregiver. I always strive to be creative and patient with every child. I believe when we nurture children’s learning journey with warmth and respect both teacher and children develop together”.

Debbie Moreton- Castle Cook

Holds level 3 ECE, and Food and Safety Certificate 2017. I am a mum to three adult children, and five grandchildren. My daughter Gemma is a teacher here at The Little Castle, and my grandchild Zariah also attends. I love cooking nutritious meals for the children and building warm and loving relationships with both the children and their whanau.