The Norfolk Team

This is our team of teachers and staff at Educare Norfolk. Scroll through to find out more about our teaching team.

Hayley Angelo

Centre Manger
Kia ora, my name is Hayley Angelo, I have 3 wonderful children and I am a full time teacher here at Educare Norfolk Street.
I have a Bachelor of Education, current first aid certificate and am in the process of doing my teacher registration.
I have always had a passion for working with children. Before I became a mother, I was a nanny for 10 years. I look forward to getting to know your child and watching them learn and grow.

Teri Dunsbee

Team Leader - Over 2s
Hello, I am Teri Dunsbee. I hold a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. I hold a current first aid certificate.
I taught gymnastics to ages 4yrs – 17yrs old for 7 years. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of physically active skills with the children. Teri is currently on maternity leave.

Tess Robertson

Acting Team Leader, Registered Teacher
Kia ora, i’m Tess, I am originally from the South Island but have lived in Auckland most of my life. Making the move to Whangarei was one of the best decisions I have made as I love the beach and I get in that beautiful ocean whenever I can.
I am a mother of a beautiful boy Leo, who is my absolute world, he has sparked my interest in early childhood education.
I am a trained primary school teacher and have always had a passion for education, I am hoping to further my study completing a postgraduate in early childhood education.
I can’t wait to get to know all of your wonderful children and whānau. I feel very privileged and excited to help to create an enjoyable, nurturing environment full of laughter and learning experiences.

Diane Rudkin-Fountain

Registered Teacher
Kia ora, my name is Diane Rudkin-Fountain. I am a registered teacher, holding a Diploma Teaching(ECE). I have been teaching for about 28 years.
It gives me great pleasure to see children grow in their belief that they are successful learners, gaining confidence to tackle any situation that they may find themselves in.

Mei-Hua Peng

Registered Teacher
Kia ora my name is Mei-Hua Peng. I am originally from Taiwan and have been in New Zealand since 1997.
I hold a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and a current first aid certificate. I have always had a passion for working with tamariki, helping them develop a lifelong love of learning as well as providing an engaging and respectful environment where they feel safe and secure.
I am very excited to join the teaching team here at Educare Norfolk Street, and look forward to getting to know you and your tamariki.

Jessica Brown

Registered Teacher
Kia ora whānau, my name is Jess. I recently moved to Whangarei to be closer to my family, and I am so excited to join the team here at Educare Norfolk St. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors and spending time with my family and my partner. I have always had a passion for working with children as I studied for my Bachelor of Early Childhood straight out of school and have grown my teaching practice over the last 5 years. I look forward to getting to know you all and exploring alongside your tamariki through play to further their curiosity.

Briony Crawford

Teacher in Training
Kia ora whānau! My name is Briony. I was born and raised in Whangarei, and have lived here my whole life. I’m currently doing my first year of study to become and early childhood teacher through open polytechnic. This is my first centre that i have worked in and i’m excited to see how the flow of it all works. Most importantly help, watch and care for your tamariki. I can’t wait to meet all of you.

Denise Metcalfe

Tena Koutou Katoa
Ko Hurapaki te maunga
Ko Whangaumu te moana
Ko te noho Paratene Te manu te marae
Ko Stephen toku papa
Ko Norma toku Mama
Ko Denise toku ingoa
No Ahitereiria ahau
Kei Kamo enoho ana aha
Ko Terry toku hoa tane
Ko Jessica raua, ko Sarah aku tamariki
Ka mate Kainga tahi,
Ka ora kainga rua
No reira tena koutou, tena kotou, tena tatou Katoa
Hi I am Dee, I have completed year 1 ECE at Unitec Auckland.
On moving to Whangarei chose a different path until the opportunity of returning to ECE arose here for me at Educare Norfolk Street.
I have enrolled to complete my studies and become a qualified teacher in the near future.
I love the whare environment here and look forward to growing within the team.

Olivia Edlington

Kia Ora, I’m Livy. I’m 19 years old have recently started working in Early Childhood. I was born in Whangarei and live here now with my wonderful family and friends. I love being outdoors adventuring and have a passion for photography. I have always enjoyed the company of children, and I am excited to have this experience to work alongside them with a fantastic group of teachers. I very much hope to make your children's days here an enjoyable environment to learn and play in, as I get to know each child and watch them learn and grow.
I look forward to seeing and meeting you all.