Introducing our Team

Our teaching whanau are a long standing team of teachers that truly consider themselves a family. We have fun together, learn together and we all have a vested interest in Stepping Stones daycare centre here in Mt Eden.

Teaching is our passion.

The centre ensures that all our teachers have a variety of regular opportunities to partake in meaningful, quality professional development that cultivates their passion, interests and commitment to early childhood. The centre also ensures that all our teachers have half a day off each week to promote a work/life balance where they can take time for themselves after being so dedicated on the floor. 

Kiwi (Under-Twos) team


The under two nest is always in high demand. Providing two beautifully calm, inspiring and loving teachers each day – to such a small group of under twos – gives our Kiwi nest the true comfort of being in a home away from home. 

Pukeko / Moa (Over-Twos) team


At Stepping Stones, we strive every day to make the curriculum come alive for each child – from maths, dance and literacy to carpentry. Every day is a celebration of fun, relationships, holistic learning and diverse experiences.

This is what our families have to say


Welcome from Aaron and Alanah

- Stepping Stone Daycare owners

Stepping Stones is our first baby, and we just love our journey and commitment to growing and cherishing this exceptional centre. Alanah is a fully registered, early childhood teacher with 20 years of teaching experience and Aaron has a strong background in property and business. We have four children aged between 1 and 6 years who love Stepping Stones as much as we do.

"The owners are very involved in the service. They are committed to supporting families, nurturing staff and providing high-quality care and education for children in this community. They foster a sense of ‘home away from home’ based on aroha, manaaki and caring relationships… The owners are committed to providing a flexible, responsive and supportive work environment for staff."

ERO Review January 2016.