Meet some of our teachers. Rabbit Patch Preschool is extremely fortunate to have a wealth of talented, passionate and experienced people who make up the rich fabric of the school.

Our Centre Managers have worked together for many years  to embed our philosophy and pedagogy which is inspired by the world renowned schools for young children in Reggio Emilia,  Italy, which incorporates social constructivist theory.  They have worked tirelessly to learn and understand this inspiring approach, and to mentor and support teachers in their understandings of the philosophy.   We continue to engage in exploring and deepening our understanding about how these central ideals are incorporated in our programme.


Kia ora I trained as an Early Childhood Teacher at Christchurch Teachers College. This was Christchurch Teachers...

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I am founder and co-owner of Rabbit Patch. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a...

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I gained my Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood Education) from the University of Canterbury,  then...

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I am Pat, and the Centre Manager at Rabbit Patch, Saffron Street. I graduated from Christchurch College...

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Kia Ora all I first joined the Rabbit Patch Team in 2006 as a student teacher in...

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Kia ora Whānau! Ko Kendall tōku ingoa, my name is Kendall. I completed a Bachelor of Teaching...

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Kia Ora, I’m Lesley I have had the privilege of teaching at The Rabbit Patch for the...

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Kia Ora, My name is Rebekah, I am a qualified and registered kaiako. I have been a...

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My name is Melissa and I am the receptionist/administrator at Rabbit Patch and have been in this...

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Kia ora My name is Laura Steel, and I am the Team Leader of the Nursery –...

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I originate from Southland, Invercargill and studied at the Dunedin School of Art for three years to...

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E aha te mea nui i te Ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata! What is the most important thing on earth? It is people, it is people, it is people!