Let us treat them [children], therefore, with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them.
– Maria Montessori –

Meet our Team

Annie, Yee Man Yip, Registered Teacher

Hi, my name is Annie. I am originally from Hong Kong and moved to New Zealand with my family in the late 80’s. I completed my high schooling here at Selwyn College. I gained my degree of Bachelor of Education (with Montessori specialty) in Auckland University of Technology and achieved my full registration in early 2018.

Before starting my career in Little Engines in early 2016, I had an opportunity to travel to the west coast of the United States and had some visits to several local Montessori schools over there, which truly opened my eyes to the wonders of Montessori education.

From my perspective, the Montessori method of education is such a powerful way to connect children’s natural curiosity and innate desire to learn. I believe that childhood is the most happy, memorable and influential period in one’s life, which impacts on our later lives very much. I am lucky to be part of the Little Engines teaching team which provides me with plenty of professional development opportunities to consolidate and extend my knowledge and allows me to facilitate and support our wonderful children to explore, to discover as they continue to proceed along their own unique learning journey.

Outside Little Engines, I love spending my time cooking, reading, learning new sports and travelling. One of my dreams is to travel round the world and so far, I have achieved 9 countries and will be more in the future.


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We're now taking enrolments for 2021.