Our Staff

Meet our lovely team - the staff behind Little Seed.

Staff at Little Seed

Meys Alsafar: Educational consultant

Meys is Little Seed Early Learning Centre co-founder and Educational consultant. Meys’s background is in science as well as in teaching. After working for years in the field of medical science. She realised that her passion is with small children and their overall wellbeing. 

Therefore, she studied Early Childhood Education at the University of Auckland to become a childcare teacher and she then went on to spend many years teaching and managing early childhood education settings.

“My perspective emerges from the combination of my two diverse backgrounds in science and education. This diversity helped me design and implement a special educational program for the children and families of Little seed early learning centre. From very different experiences, and for many different reasons, I realised that my purpose in life is to support the wellbeing of our children, their future and the importance of raising public awareness about current environmental issues that have an impact on the future of our children and our community.”

“I am 100% committed and dedicated to supporting the team and the families of Little Seed Early Learning centre. I believe that together, we can plant seeds of love, care, compassion, and respect in each child attending our childcare … welcome to the family of Little Seed childcare centre.” 

Meys | Little Seed Co founder
Jo Williams | Kauri Forest Team Leader | Little Seed Pakuranga

Renee Ross

Kauri Forest Kaiako

Piyumi Botheju | Kauri Forest Kaiako | Little Seed Auckland ELC

Lobsang Yangtso

Kauri Forest Kaiako

Anur Kumaradasage | Kauri Forest Kaiako | Little Seed Pakuranga ELC

Courtney Marshall

Kauri Forest Kaiako

Maria Gomes Kai Creator | Little Seed Childcare

Maria Gomes

Kai Creator

Nancy Li | Kōwhai Nest Team Leader | Little Seed

Nancy Li

Kōwhai Nest Kaiako

Grace Funnell | Little Seed Auckland ELC

Grace Funnell

Kaiako

Fatima Karimi | Kōwhai Nest Kaiako | Little Seed Pakuranga ELC

April Anderson

Kōwhai Nest Kaiako

Baylee McWilliams, Kōwhai Nest Kaiako | Little Seed Childcare

Baylee McWilliams

Kōwhai Nest Kaiako