Meet Our Staff
Operational Manager - Bachelor of Nursing
I’m passionate about providing a quality service to our whanau & their tamariki in the community.
I have 20 years’ experience as a nurse and educating adults in the workforce.
I live locally in Dorie with my partner and two teenage children. We love to get out & about exploring our beautiful countryside & love to go camping.
Kia Ora Whanau, I’m Jude. I have been a part of the team here for nearly 8 years where I started as a part time teacher with my role soon evolving to being head teacher. I have lived in Rolleston with my husband and three children for the past 12 years and spend most of my time chauffeuring my children to their sport venues where I usually end up being a parent helper.
We have recently welcomed a new addition to our family, our puppy Benji who also takes up a lot of my time. I love the unpredictability that each day offers here with nga tamariki and value my role in guiding and supporting their growing interests during this crucial time of their development.
Whangia ka tupu, ka puawai, that which is nurtured blossoms and grows.
Team Leader Kiwi Room (Nursery)
Kia ora whānau
Ko Jenna Wills tōku ingoa
No Dunsandel ahau
My name is Jenna Wills and I have been working at Dorie Preschool now for almost 2 years and currently working through my teacher registration.
Respectful relationships with tamariki and whānau are what is most important to me, this gives the tamariki in my care a great sense of belonging where they are able to grow, learn and have fun.
I believe in providing the tamariki the space and time they need to explore on their own and become independent while also being there to support their needs. I absolutely love my job as a teacher, and i am excited to part of your tamariki learning journey.
Nau mai haere mai ki Dorie Preschool
Hello, my name is Jo
I’m a very active reliever at the preschool and have been here for 2 years. I have lived in Rakaia for 14 years with my family, and have been involved with sport and clubs with my 3 children.
I enjoy walking and I have a list of walks I have achieved and many more I’d like to do.
Working with children and watching imagination and creative skill grow through activities and play, watching children learn and achieve, for me is one of the best feelings.