Meet Centre Manager: Kelly Quah

As Centre Manager at ACG Remuera Early Learning School (ELS), Kelly Quah loves to see children thrive and grow as they become happy and confident young learners.

With her career in education spanning over 15 years in both Singapore and New Zealand, Kelly shifted her focus to early childhood education eight years ago. And as a fully qualified ECE teacher, she has been teaching and managing preschools in New Zealand ever since.

Before joining our team, Kelly was already familiar with the ACG Schools group, as her daughter currently attends ACG Sunderland in West Auckland. So, when the opportunity came up to manage ACG Remuera ELS, she jumped at the chance.

"I was especially attracted to ACG Remuera ELS due to the amazing space they have and the lovely teachers I met. The centre is very warm and nurturing, which is incredibly important, and all of the children seem really calm and happy."

Meet our team leaders

ACG Remuera Early Learning School has three rooms which are each led by a fully-qualified team leader.
They are supported by qualified teachers, teachers in training and teacher aides.

Amandeep

Amandeep Kaur 

My name is Amandeep Kaur! I am from Punjab, India and have been in New Zealand for 14 years. I have completed my Bachelor of Teaching from New Zealand Tertiary College, Auckland. I live with my husband, Tejinder, and we have a beautiful son Guraik.

My personal philosophy is underpinned by respect, creating a safe, warm and inviting environment for tamariki and their whānau. I believe in providing an environment that is challenging, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing that encourages our children to become confident and capable explorers.

I am greatly privileged to have joined ACG Remuera Early Learning School. I look forward to meeting all parents and children of our centre.

Amy

Amy Waring

Kia ora!

I was born and raised in Meadowbank Auckland and now live in Stonefields. After finishing school at Baradene College, I studied a Bachelor in Education (Teaching) in Early Childhood Education, which I completed in 2012. I have been teaching at the centre for four years now (my first year I was in the Kowhai Room and for the last three years I have been Assistant Head Teacher in our Preschool). As an early childhood teacher, I believe children are competent and capable explorers who have the ability to make their own decisions and take control of their own learning. My role is therefore to support, facilitate and work alongside children in creating opportunities for them to explore their interests and discover what it means to be a true life long learner.  This is ultimately achieved by establishing positive relationships with children and their whanau/families.

I am very excited to get to know and work alongside all the children who continue or start their learning journey here in the Kiwi Room. I am always available to talk to and support parents.

Manju

Manju Goyal

My name is Manju Goyal and I am originally from India. I have been living in New Zealand for the last 17 years.  I am married and have two children; one is 9 and the other is 13 years old. 

I currently hold two degrees; one is a Bachelor of Arts from India and the other is in Early Childhood Education from New Zealand.  I became an early childhood teacher because I am passionate about working with young children and believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a warm, safe, healthy, nurturing and stimulating environment to foster their learning and development. My personal philosophy for teaching and learning values is founded on the importance of respect, relationships and joy.

I love working here and I am very excited to meet you and your child.

Isis

Isis Jen Cruz

I graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Child Development in 2017 and came to New Zealand in 2019.

As an educator, I have always championed for children’s right to quality care and learning. I believe that to promote holistic development, it is crucial to have both positive and intentional teachers who provides a safe and stimulating environment which recognises the commonality and uniqueness of children as individuals and members of their families and communities.

Working with children in the under-two’s setting, I place emphasis on valuing the voice of the child by promoting a tranquil space, providing responsive care and respectful relationships through tender care moments, understanding their natural dispositions, and fostering collaborative relationships with their families.