Meet Our Team

Frederick Street Family Centre

Welcome, let us introduce you to our wonderful teaching team. At FSG we pride ourselves on the dedication and passion of our team, we look forward to getting to know you and your family.



Lauren has a passion for Early Childhood Education and is in the last year of her Degree at EIT to become a fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Lauren was born in England and came to NZ when she was 8. Growing up with a much younger brother is what inspired her to be a teacher. She enjoys working at all 3 of our centres and is well loved by all our children and families. Lauren has a special interest in supporting children with diverse learning needs and children respond very positively to her calm and gentle way of being.



We are delighted to welcome Gagandeep to our Freckle team. Gagandeep has a Bachelor of Education from India and is an experienced teacher. She has been living in NZ with her family since 2016. She has one 6 year old daughter Rehmat Kaur Sandhu. Gagandeep is very excited to get to know your children and is passionate about developing children’s creativity through artistic exploration.



My name is Danielle and I am currently finishing my final paper at EIT to finish my ECE Degree. I have been working on and off in the education sector between starting my own family. I have two sons, my eldest is Jett Roczen (4.5) and my youngest is Maddox Tyke (2). We live in Clive but have been a part of the Mahora community for the last three years. I am incredibly passionate about the environment when working with children and creating a safe, secure, warm and inviting place for tamariki to grow in. My values are all under pinned by my passion of advocating for children and supporting a child’s voice. I am excited to learn alongside all whanau and tamariki who join us, build and create authentic relationships.



We are excited to welcome Georgie into our Freckle teaching team. She comes from a family of teachers and has completed the first year of her Teaching Qualification which she is excited about continuing. She has one daughter called Harper, who is 17 month. Becoming a Mum has helped Georgie grow in her love and passion for working with infants and toddlers.

Georgie believes in respectful practice and is enthusiastic about integrating sensory experiences into our learning environment.

Aimee Hawke and John Bartley

Aimee + John

Directors (M.Ed, B.Ed, PGDipEdPsych)

We are very proud to own Frederick Street Family Centre – along with the Kindergarten and the Frederick Street Family Centre, We are so blessed to have such amazing people who love and cherish their roles in being part of you and your tamariki learning journey.

Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini – My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective

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