• Eileen Keane
      Director / Kaitātaki

      Eileen Keane

      Director / Kaitātaki

      Kia ora

      I’m Eileen Keane and I am a co-owner and manager of the preschool. I have been an early childhood teacher since 1986 and have enjoyed many years of teaching. Recently I have moved solely into the role of manager. I am very passionate about this role and thoroughly enjoy supporting the staff on their journey as preschool teachers. I am constantly working at growing myself as a manager so I can be an inspiring leader and mentor to the teachers.

      One of the reasons we have a small roll in the preschool is because I believe the teachers are more able to have quality interactions with the children and they also have the opportunity to work closely with you in extending your child’s learning and development.

      One of my favourite things to observe is when I walk into the preschool and see your children fully involved in play/learning with their friends and the teachers.

      My husband Mark and I have two daughters. We love to travel together as a family.

      In my free time I like to keep fit. Some of the sports I enjoy are running, Pilates and squash. I also enjoy having social times with my friends.

    • Joy Scott
      Preschool Management

      Joy Scott

      Preschool Management

      Hello, I’m Joy Scott and I co-own and operate Halswell Preschool with Eileen Keane. We opened Halswell Preschool in May 2001 and we also co-own Elmwood Preschool, which has been in operation since May 1992.