Our professional teachers love learning and pass that love and excitement to the children.


Centre Director

Qualified teacher

Kia ora, hello, 您好!

Welcome to Tui Art Early Learning Centre, where learning and creativity thrive!

I’m Sabrina Dou, the proud director of our centre. We provide high-quality early childhood education inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches. Our teacher-led activities inspire and extend children’s interests, fostering social learning and cognitive growth. We believe in the power of the environment as a child’s third teacher, so we’ve created a flexible, relationship-driven, and artsy learning space. At Tui Art Early Learning Centre, your family’s concerns are our priority. We value your whānau (family) and our community, committed to creating more value for both. Join us on this exciting journey as we create a solid foundation for your child’s future.

Welcome to our Tui Art family!



the wonderful team of childhood education .


Preschool Teacher

Qualified teacher

Kia ora koutou!

I’m Robbie, working in the preschool room. I was born on the North Shore and have lived my whole life in Browns Bay. After graduating, I became a swimming instructor and later worked as a teacher at a primary school before transitioning to ECE.

I believe in helping create a supportive, well-managed ECE centre where I can strive to become an excellent teacher and build positive relationships with our tamariki, staff and community. I have a passion for learning and development and expect my own knowledge will grow as I learn alongside everyone. I want to be part of a happy ECE centre where each child actually wants to be there. I will have mutual respect and clear, professional boundaries and form a successful partnership with our tamariki, whānau and the community.  I believe every child is unique, and I want to guide our tamariki to be independent thinkers and learners, capable of developing to their full potential.  

I look forward to working with everyone at Tui Art! 


Preschool Teacher

Qualified teacher

Kia Ora, Hello, Ni Hao 你好,

My name is Kryllie, and I am from the northeast of China. I came to New Zealand when I was in high school. 

I have completed a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education through AUT and have two and a half years of working experience in early childhood education centres. I have always been passionate about children. Each child is unique. I respect their personality, interests and ability to solve problems, and I actively respond to the child’s physical, emotional, social, and personality development and other needs. Also, children are encouraged to be loved, valued, respected and nurtured in a safe, calm and supportive environment to realise their uniqueness.


In my spare time, I enjoy baking, travelling and making candles. 

I am very excited to be a part of the Tui Art family and looking forward to the journey we will create together!


Preschool Teacher

Unqualified teacher

Dear Tui ART parents and whānau,

My name is Ms. Florence Chan. I am so excited to join the Tui Art Early Learning Centre team. I was born and raised in Hong Kong. When I graduated from High School, I moved to New Zealand for University study. I graduated from the University of Auckland. I can speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

I love being an ECE teacher because young children are so adorable. It is a great opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives and myself.

I like playing the piano, reading, and playing badminton in my spare time. I also enjoy relaxing at the beach and gazing at the sea.

I am so excited to meet and get to know you and your child better.


Toddler Teacher

Qualified teacher

Kia Ora whānau!

I’m Zhenrui Xu (Kevin), from China. After one year of study in Early Childhood Education, I’m excited to contribute my skills to the diverse educational landscape at Tui Art Early Learning Centre.

My teaching approach is rooted in creating a nurturing and dynamic space where each child feels valued and excited to learn. I believe in sparking a lifelong love for learning by encouraging curiosity and tailoring lessons to each child’s unique needs.

Having worked with culturally diverse groups, I understand the importance of fostering cross-cultural understanding and communication. My journey from China to New Zealand has enriched my perspective. I look forward to creating meaningful learning experiences that empower and inspire the children I have the privilege to teach.


Infant Teacher

Unqualified teacher

Dear parents and whānau,

I’m Sameerah, but you can call me Sam. I’m from Iraq and moved to New Zealand in October 2022. With 20 years of experience teaching high school students in my home country, I’m thrilled to join this nursery as an unqualified teacher. New Zealand’s beauty and welcoming communities have captured my heart.

My passion for working with children drives me, and I’m eager to apply my skills and love for kids in this new role. I can’t wait to work closely with both the center’s team and parents to provide top-notch care and education. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Let’s embark on this learning journey together.


Infant Teacher

Teacher in training

Kia ora koutou, dear parents and whānau,

I am Siddhi, a dedicated teacher who relocated to New Zealand from India in 2018. Embracing the joys of married life and parenthood, I have a vibrant child who continually inspires me.


Having completed the NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 4, I possess three years of valuable teaching experience. Building strong connections with the Tui Art children and their parents is a pleasure. Drawing from my personal journey as a mother, I deeply comprehend the needs and expectations of whānau.


I am honoured to contribute my expertise to the Tui Art community.


Relief Teacher

Teacher in training

Kia Ora, parents and whānau,


My name is Nina, and I come from Dalian, a beautiful city in northeast China. I have lived in New Zealand for nine years, and my two lovely daughters were born in Auckland.


As a teacher, I respect their individuality and interests and encourage them to explore and discover new knowledge. Also, I will create a loving, sharing, calm and safe emotional relationship for children. I am easy-going, friendly, patient with children, and responsible for my work.


I look forward to building relationships with you and your loved little ones and spending quality time with them at the centre.


Relief Teacher

Unqualified teacher

Dear Parent and whānau,

My name is Penny. I am from China and have been living in New Zealand for nine years. I love this scenery country with enthusiastic residents and open-minded culture. Working with children was always an interest of mine. I have been working as a babysitter for six years. This experience provided me with indispensable first-hand knowledge of how to look after children of all ages. It enhanced my ability to provide a safe environment for them that considers their holistic needs. I am easy-going and friendly, with a strong sense of responsibility and good team spirit. I am also fluent in Mandarin. In my spare time, I love Camping and outdoor activities, Playing with my kids and watching movies. I am looking forward to building relationships with the children, parents and teachers during my time at Tui Art Early learning centre.