Meet the team

Kia Ora, My name is Nimei Heald, and I am the centre supervisor for Feathers Early Learning Centre.
I am happily married with two adult boys, and blessed with a beautiful grandchild named Ariana. My desire to be a teacher started when my mother pursued a primary school teaching career, and then when my younger son was a toddler I took him to playcentre and kindergarten and got involved in the parent committee and did some courses there to enhance my knowledge about the early years of child development. I also worked as a teacher aide supporting children with special needs in various early childhood centres.  From these experiences, I chose to pursue my career in Early Childhood.In 2006 I started my studies to be a qualified early childhood teacher and completed my qualification in Diploma of Teaching in 2009 and immediately moved from being a student teacher to a Head Teacher position at Lollipops Educare, Henderson, where I was for five years. I came to Feathers in February 2013. I am a fully registered ECE teacher.
I love what I do, and thrive on seeing children reach their full potential in their learning environment, and love to work in partnership with parents and whanau, to ensure that their children get the best quality care and education.


Transition to school programme:

The 4yrs olds are invited to join in project work, and the transition to school literacy programme. This programme includes:

  • Letter of the week
  • Name recognition
  • Numeracy
  • Recognise of colours and shapes
  • Phonics(learning the sounds that group of letters makes word when spoken)
  • Writing in their own individual writing book
  • Fundamental physical activities

What makes us special?

  • Well planned regular school visit
  • Fortnightly library van (add photo)
  • Healthy lunch box day
  • B4 school check


Document Attachment: to find out more please check here for school readiness pack

Here is link for healthy lunch box ideas


B4 School check link