Millie’s House is owned and operated by a group of early childhood professionals working together to create a care and learning environment for children that is sustainable as a business and does not compromise on quality care and environments for children that we believe in and promote both as parents and professionals.


Kia ora koutou,

I have been a qualified teacher and involved in early childhood education since the start of 1993, when I graduated from Wellington College of Education. From the start of my training, I knew this was right for me and have loved and been excited by the fun and rewarding career I have had since. More than 30 years later and looking back on my career as a teacher, leader, manager, consultant, stakeholder in a wide variety of roles in New Zealand and in the UK, as well as being a parent, I can honestly say that I am still excited to be a part of a fabulous sector and have a job that I love.

Over the years, ECE has become more challenging as it has grown as a sector. More children and families than ever are using early childhood services. The world has become more regulated, expectations have increased, staffing shortages have grown, teacher training and expectations of them have changed. None the less, the essentials of good quality care and education are the same and what I love the most about my work is being able to problem solve, inspire and motivate leaders and their teaching teams to create the best environments for children, maintain the fun and learn together. Learning never stops for anyone.

Operations Management aside, the highlights of my days are visiting centres and seeing teachers grow professionally, managers lead with strength and pride and being able to pause from my leadership for a little while to join the tamariki in their play.