Phone: 0508 JUMPSTART

Meet the Team

Dee Temple

Team Leader

Dee is our ‘Camp Mum’; she has a kind, caring nature and is passionate about the ‘care’ component of our programme. Dee has a Bachelor Degree in Early childhood and prides herself on her knowledge of current theory and practice and enjoys supporting teachers and student teachers in their professional development. Dee brings the ‘family feel’ to our centre. Her three children Ella, Neve and Kees all attended Jumpstart and this along with being part of the ‘Jumpstart Whanau’ for the past 8 years has given Dee a strong sense of belonging that she likes to impart to others.

Monique Towers

Monique has worked for Jumpstart Preschool since she was a student studying toward her ECE teaching qualification.  She has recently graduated and is now a Provisionally Registered ECE teacher.  Monique is bubbly and enthusiastic and our infants love learning through play with her.  She brings a fresh youthful perspective to the centre.

Carla Stolte

Carla has worked part time in our Nursery since 2012. Carla has an efficient yet easy going nature and enjoys working with the youngest of our Jumpstart Children. Carla has 2 teenage daughters and enjoys an active and social life outside of the centre. It is obvious by her smile that Carla enjoys her job, she finds the challenges exciting and her enthusiasm and love for the children is clearly apparent. Carla adds life experience, a sense of humour and fun, and a natural nurturing nature to the teaching team.

Claire Muller

Claire is our Relief Support Teacher. Claire brings life and parenting experience to our teaching team. Claire is happiest when working in our Nursery and loves working with the babies and toddlers. Claire has limited experience in the early childhood sector but has taken on our philosophy and professional practices confidently. Claire is an extremely capable reliever and teachers and children thoroughly enjoy working with her.

Jasmine Matenga

Jasmine is an experienced Support Teacher; she has 3 children 1 of which has just left Jumpstart to start school. Children find Jasmine's quiet, gentle nature comforting and will often seek her out when in need of support. Jasmine is very creative and enjoys providing children with opportunities to experience messy play and other sensory art activities. Jasmine also likes to ensure that our children are well catered for in our outdoor area; she is often coming up with new and exciting ways to keep our children inspired and physically challenged.

Anna Fale

Anna is our Part Time Office Administrator; she takes care of all of our Rimu Street families once their enrolment has been accepted. Anna has 2 children in our centers (Nixon and Greta 4) and daughter Ellya is at school.  Anna enjoys parent contact and developing relationships so that she can ensure you are getting the full benefits of our centre. Please see her for any enrolment information or changes 06 7695208 or

Rebecca Sergent

Rebecca is our Full Time Office Administrator; she is responsible for all enrolments and accounts, as well as a large number of other administrational tasks. Rebecca is extremely customer focused and prides herself on her efficiency. Rebecca’s daughter Rosa used to attend Jumpstart so Rebecca has experienced both sides of the desk helping to ensure that our policies and practices are user friendly. Please see Rebecca
if you have any concerns regarding your account and/or wish to make changes to your enrolment. You can contact Rebecca directly on 06 7510026 or