Our Staff

Back row: Rachael, Jodie, Nikki. Front row: Jane, Abbie

Jane Russell – Centre Manager

Jane has her Kindergarten Teacher’s Diploma and has full registration.  Jane has taught in New Zealand, London and Sydney, and has been at Huntsbury Preschool since July 1998.

Rachael Houde – Teacher

Rachael is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, where she gained a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood). Rachael holds full registration and has been at Huntsbury Preschool since January 2015.

Abbie Hill – Teacher

Abbie is a registered teacher who joined the teaching team after her two boys attended Huntsbury Preschool. Abbie holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) which she earned from the University of Canterbury

Nikki Maslin – Teacher

Nikki is a fully registered early childhood educator holding a Diploma in Teaching and Learning. She has over 20 years of experience in the early childhood sector. Nikki joined Huntsbury Preschool in 2019.

Jodie McKinley – Administrator

Jodie joined the team after serving on the preschool governance board for two years.  Her two children attended Huntsbury Preschool when they were younger.  Jodie and her family moved to Christchurch from California in 2016.