We Have Amazing Teachers


Our Teachers Are Caring and Enthusiastic.

We choose teachers who genuinely love working with children, who consider teaching to be a calling or vocation, not just a job. Our teachers cultivate a sense of belonging and security with your child by building a quality relationship with them.

We Maintain High Teacher to Child Ratios.

The Ministry of Education stipulates that each centre must have a ratio of one teacher to every ten children for children over two years old and one teacher to every five children for children under two years old. We manage our teacher numbers to ensure that we exceed this minimum requirement. This ensures your child doesn’t get ‘lost in the crowd’, but is seen, heard, noticed and known by our teachers.

We Have a High Level of Qualified and Experienced Teachers.

We are committed to having qualified and registered teachers in our centre at all times. We have developed a culture of excellence in our teaching team by hiring quality teachers to begin with and then creating strong professional development and mentoring opportunities for them.

Several of our teachers gained their qualification at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, whose programme incorporates Christian perspectives. Their teaching approach is deeply rooted in the transformational values, which create the special environment in Bethlehem Early Learning Centres that children thrive in.

I have been so impressed by the way in which the teachers have come to know my daughter so well in such a short space of time. They comment on aspects of her personality and actively look for areas to challenge her.” ANDREA













Why Choose Olive Tree Education and Care?

WE HAVE  A BIG HEART FOR CHILDREN. We honour each child as a gift to be discovered and developed. Our passion as educators is to nourish, nurture, affirm and encourage each child in his or her uniqueness. Read more
WE WELCOME PARENT INVOLVEMENT.  Our door is always open. We believe that parents are the primary educators and we count it a privilege to partner with and support you in that important role. Parents/whanau are very welcome to be involved in our daily programme at any time. Read more
OUR MALE HEAD TEACHER RUNS AN EXCITING LEARNING PROGRAMME.  This is a centre where boys can be boys and girls can do anything! We run a fun and stimulating programme with lots of hands-on adventures for active kids. Read more
OUR BABIES & TODDLERS UNIT IS SPACIOUS AND NURTURING.  Families love that our space is double that of many centres. Our teachers have years of experience behind them and especially love working with the under 3’s children.  Read more
OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES CREATE A LOVING ENVIRONMENT. We have a heart-felt and faith-filled desire to respect, accept, nurture, support and affirm your child. It is our privilege to enjoy their uniqueness, to develop their gifts and talents and to bring them into a positive experience of God’s love. Read more