Our Structure

Our rooms are fun-filled and create opportunities for all the childcare to develop to their full potential. Our curriculum is very much child centred and emergent with the children's interest.  We have four classrooms and group the children according to age.


Piwakawaka - click here to meet the teachers

Tui - click here to meet the teachers

Pukeko - click here to meet the teachers

Kakapo - click here to meet the teachers

Meet our Office Team


  • shelley  |  centre manager

    Hi, I am Shelley. I grew up in Cromwell in the South Island but love being a city girl. My passion is developing a childcare centre with a heart for children, families and the wider community. This is so different from an ordinary business—it's about something bigger than just ourselves. Small Fries is a marvelous outworking of God's plan and purposes and I love being part of it. I am married to Jeremy who is my loving support and we are proud parents of a gorgeous girl, Brooke, and beautiful son, Cody. When I'm not working I love spending time with my family and friends.

  • Debbie  |  administrator

    Hi, my name is Debbie. I worked for Windsor Park Baptist Church for 12 years as the Senior Pastor's PA, and soon after Small Fries opened I transferred across to become the administrator/receptionist. I am married to John and have two adult sons and a delightful grandson. I enjoy watching sports and spending time with my family out on our boat cruising the Hauraki Gulf visiting our favourite fishing spots. I love interacting with all our Small Fries families every day.

  • ISABEL  |  ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

    Hi I'm Isabel.  I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2014 with my husband and 2 children.  I have been relieving at Small Fries since 2015 and have worked throughout the centre in all the age groups, as well as in the kitchen, and now I am working full time in administration.  

  • alice  |  cook

    Being in the kitchen surrounded by cooking utensils and ingredients is, I reckon, my 'happy place.'  I think I was born with a wooden spoon in the one hand and a recipe book in the other!  I have been cooking/baking for 40+ years and have never grown tired of it. I have also catered for many functions and also owned a coffee shop back in South Africa. Working at Small Fries is great and I enjoy every moment of it. I thank the Lord for the amazing opportunity to be able to do what I love doing best!