Meet Our Team

Frederick Street Kindergarten

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


Centre Manager(B.Ed Dip Tch)

Early Childhood for the youngest tamariki is a very special time. With this in mind the team have developed the local curriculum to reflect what matters here. Kaitiakitanga is one component that I embrace with enthusiasm as we teach the children about nature, sustainability and guardianship of the whenua. Continuing to develop purposeful spaces in an unhurried and calm environment. Simply providing the best Early Childhood experience we can.



Kia ora everyone, , My name is Robyn, I am Hawke's Bay born and bred. I have worked in the disability and Early Childhood sector here in the Bay for many years, while raising my two children. My daughter Becca now lives in Palmerston North and my son Christian is in his second year at Victoria University. I have a passion for arts and craft and enjoy introducing and encouraging the use of everyday items in creative ways, incorporating this into my practice wherever possible. I value and love building warm and genuine relationships with tamariki, whanau and my fellow colleagues. I believe the early years is such an important time in a child’s growth and development and I love being part of building a strong foundation. I am excited about getting to know you all and beginning my journey with you all here at the Havelock North Family Centre.



My name is Jessica Pratt; I have a Bachelor in Early Childhood and studied at Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood Association. I am also qualified in Comprehensive First Aid. I live with my two daughters; Heidi who is 9 years old and Sasha who is 2 years old. I was brought up on a farm. So I firmly believe a natural learning environment is an asset to have within early childhood settings. I love art and creativity. I have a rabbit called Romeo, whom loves to come with me to hang out with children. I personally believe that the quality of education a person receives in early life is indispensable in bringing out that person’s potential, and that all children should have access to quality learning and care. These notions are encapsulated in the Te Whāriki, Early Childhood Curriculum, whose principles I fully support. This is what I wish to incorporate within the Frederick Street Group and for your children.


Resource Teacher

Kia Ora my name is Elyse, I have been working with the children of FSK for several years now, my son Fletcher attended FSK (now a big school boy) and my daughter goes to Freckle. I really enjoy my position within the centre working around the children. I have a passion for lifelong learning and really enjoy being part of the new discoveries our children make each day.

Aimee Hawke and John Bartley

Aimee + John

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

We are very proud to own Frederick Street Family Centre – along with Freckle and the Frederick Street Kindergarten.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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