Lucie Kinzett - Under Two’s Team Leader


Lucie has worked in the Paua Room since it opened in 2012. Her four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son are also a part of the New Shoots family.

“Kia ora! I am a fully qualified and registered teacher who is passionate about working with infants and providing an environment in which they can grow and thrive in their own individual time and space. My personal philosophy is one steeped in respect for all that we do for our children and their families. Children are capable of so much more than what we expect of them, therefore respecting them and their ability to do these things in their own time is a core part of my philosophy.

I also believe that the environment (the third teacher) plays a huge part in our children’s learning and development, so I strive to create an atmosphere that is inviting, calming, engaging, full of sensory, rich and natural resources, which our children can explore freely.

I’m passionate about being sustainable and playing my part in creating a world where our children and future generations can experience and enjoy all the beauty that we have been so lucky to have had. My family and I are on a journey to live a more minimalist, eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle and to focus on what really matters in life. I’m looking forward to sharing these experiences with our New Shoots family too.”

SunnynookJoanne Whyte