Management Team 

Arunima (Centre Director / Kaiako )

Kia ora Koutou, I am a qualified Early Childhood Teacher with over 20years of experience. I started my teaching career in New Zealand working in a private childcare and finally worked for the Auckland Kindergarten Association for over six years. I am happily married and blessed with two beautiful daughters.


Qualified & Fully Registered

Simmy (Centre Director / Kaiako )

I studied a Bachelor of Teaching ECE at New Zealand Tertiary College. I have been teaching with a range of age groups for more than 12years. I am a very passionate teacher and children are a big focus of my teaching philosophy. I look forward to working with you and your children.


Qualified & Fully Registered

Natasha Dmello (Centre Manager/ Kaiako )

Kia Ora. 

My name is Natasha Dmello. I am a qualified Early Childhood Educator with over 10 years of experience in the field of teaching and leading. I firmly believe that a leader leads by example and I strive each day to stay true to that belief through my practice both as a teacher and a leader. For me, learning is a never ending journey and ECE is a sector where you learn something new each day.


Working alongside families and the teaching team is my strength and I constantly work towards building my relationships with our families and teachers. Outside the centre, I dedicate most of my time to my two little boys who teach me so much through their resilience, courage and playfulness.


Qualified & Fully Registered


Janice Dsouza (Team Lead - Nui Room - Over 2's)

Kia Ora,

I am a qualified Early Childhood Educator with 5 years of experience in this field. 

I absolutely love playing alongside children and watching them grow.. 

Being on this journey I have gained so much understanding about children and look forward to supporting them in their journey of discovering the world around them each day. 

- Qualified & Fully Registered 

Ann Chen- Nui Room Kaiako

Kia Ora, Nihao (你好)”. My name is Ann Chen. I am originally from China and have been in New Zealand for the past 10 years.  I have been working with children since 2013. I gained my qualification in ECE teaching through The University of Waikato. 


I love watching children building up relationships with each other and reaching milestones. My passion in early childhood is to promote self-help skills and empower the children to believe in themselves. I enjoy celebrating the child as an individual with all the knowledge and culture they bring with them. Developing strong and positive relationships with both the children and their whānau is very important to me. I look forward to meeting you and working alongside your lovely children. 

- Qualified and Provisionally Registered

Namrata Vyas - Nui Room Kaiako

Namaste and Kia Ora. My name is Namrata and I am from India. My native language is Gujarati . I also speak Hindi, English and Sanskrit. I have been working in the ece sector for the past 4 years. I am currently studying my Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education alongside working at Young World. I enjoy working alongside the young tamariki and their whanau to gain more practical knowledge of New Zealand ECE curriculum.

- Completing Graduate Diploma in Ece in June 2022

Xixi Xiang - Nui Room Kaiako

Kia Ora,  

My Name is Xixi. My hometown is China and I have settled in New Zealand with my family since 2017. I am a provisionally registered teacher with a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. 

I have been working in ECE centres with different philosophies during my studies which has strengthened my knowledge and understanding of play based learning. As a professional early childhood teacher, I believe our role is to provide a positive, safe, culturally responsive, play based and learning-focused environment for our tamariki's holistic development. 


Outside work, I love spending time with my two daughters.

- Qualified & Provisionally Registered

Deepika Setia- Iti Room Kaiako

Namaste, my name is Deepika Setia. I have teaching experience of more than 10 years in India. I am pursuing Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from ICL Graduate Business School, and afterwards, will work towards my teacher registration. 

I love being around with children and supporting them through their most crucial development phase. It is an amazing experience to watch them grow and learn each day and throughout that process, they also make us learn new things, which is the best part of being a teacher.


- Completing Graduate Diploma in ECE in August 2022

Brooklyn - Permanent Reliever (Iti Room)

Kia Ora, 

My name is Duong Nguyen (Brooklyn) I am a student teacher at NZ Tertiary College. I am in my third year studying Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. 

I have an interest in reading books, listening to music and participating in many activities . 

I look forward to working at Young World Childcare Centre and getting to know your children. My passions in Early Childhood include creative art, storytelling, learning and playing with children. I am sure to learn a great deal more during this field experience and develop in my teaching  knowledge and interests. 

- Currently completed Level 6 towards her Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Programme.

Rabia Ubaid (Chef)

My name is Rabia.

I am from Pakistan. I completed my education in computer science back in Pakistan and I have recently started my career in Early Childhood Education. I am passionate about children as they are kind, generous and ready to make a positive impact on the world around them. After volunteering in a playgroup, I decided to apply my skills in an ECE centre and now I am on a chef's position where I provide healthy and nutritious food for children. Passing on our knowledge about nutrition to children can help establish a foundation for healthy eating habits which they then carry throughout their life. 

Everyday I learn new ways to challendge and support young children.

Sundus ( Permanent Reliever)

Hi! My name is Sundus and I have been part of the Young World team for the last one and a half years, which is an honourable place to work. 


I was born and raised in Pakistan. I am happliy married and have been residing in New Zealand for the last twelve years. I enjoy being a mommy to my beautiful daughters.


 It's a great fun for me to learn and explore with children and  gain deep understanding about them. 


I am looking forward to building a relationship with you all. Together we can make it a huge success. Our journey will going to be an explosion of learning both for the students and my self.

Divya (Student Teacher/ Reliever)

Kia Ora Everyone!

My name is Divya , I am a first-year student at UNITEC. I am currently studying towards my Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). 

I am passionate about working with and alongside young children. I enjoy seeing the children grow and learn as they continue their journey in the centre. 

In my spare time I enjoy dancing , spending time with my family and listening to music. 

Relieving Team 

Tharshi (Reliever Kaiako)
 Sabira (Reliever Kaiako)
Vianca (Reliever Kaiako)
Kulvinder (Reliever Kaiako)
Vishav (Reliever Kaiako)