Kia Ora. My name is Neelika, I am the supervisor and am very proud to be part of the team at AppleSeed. I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education in New Zealand and hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Education in Sri Lanka. I am a fully registered teacher and have been teaching in the early childhood sector in New Zealand since 2007.
I am a mother of one son who recently graduated as a registered medical doctor. I live in Remuera, Auckland with my husband and my son. Collecting elephants’ ornaments is one of my interests; wherever I go I look for some ‘elephants’ to increase my collection. I enjoy decorating cakes and playing with our dog ‘Marley’ in my spare time. I also find some time to do meditating.
I have developed a strong passion for teaching young children, and have experience working with all age groups. I strongly believe that children are confident and competent learners, each child is unique and special, and they grow up and develop at their own pace.