City Heights Staff

All programs employ qualified staff and offer high quality care and education in accordance with the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.

Centre Manager & Professional Leader

Helen Lindsay
MSc (Hons), BSc, Dip Tch (SEC), Dip Mont (ECE), Cert Te Ara Reo Maori, Cert TESOL

Head teacher

Abi Charters


Sally Tanner
Dip.Tch (ECE)
Rachel Kennedy
B Ed (Primary), BA
Retha Van Wyk
B Ed ECE Honours B Ed
Claire Whitham
Dip Tch (ECE)
Rebecca Corbett
B.Ed, Dip Tch (ECE)
Claire Hodges
Bachelor of Teaching ECE
Jo Brown
BA, Grad Dip Tch (ECE)
Bradley Montgomery
Dip Tch (ECE)
Janina Thies
Ed ECE (Germany), Dip Mont
Leeanne Jack
BSc, Grad Dip Tch (ECE)
Mark Leggett
Bachelor of Design
Chandra Gurram E
BSc, MSc, Dip Montessori, PGDip EC
Sarah Robertson
BA, Dip Tch (Primary), PGDip Tch,
Nimisha Vinchurkar
Dip Arch, Dip Montessori (MMI London)
Theo Fromant
Dip Mont (AMI)
Lisa Gustafson

Administration Manager

Gill Raal
B Sc, H.Dip Ed, Dip Mont

Centre Chef

Stuart McPeake
B.A. Dip Ed


Ann Barrowclough
JP, BA, PG DipEd, PG Dip Soc Sci, Dip Tch ECE, Dip Mont