Tadpoles is an early childhood centre, located at 73 Mountain Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, a short drive from Auckland International Airport, the South/West Highway 20A, the Mangere Bridge township and the magestic Mangere mountain.

Tadpoles is a family owned and operated business which caters for children from 0 to 6 years. 

Meet Teresa & Bee

Teresa & BeeMother and daughter team Teresa Johnston & Bee Hamlin have a wealth of experience and knowledge running early childhood centres.

Both Bee & Theresa have a 
strong educational focus and children are provided with a rich learning environment which is well planned with stimulating and challenging activities.

Learn more about their Philosophy.

Teresa runs the administration side of the centre while Bee managing directs both Tadpoles and another centre in Mangere Bridge, Spotted Frog.

Bee says: "This modern centre is well resourced and staffed. We have sourced high quality resources to enhance the learning experiences of your child. Their day will involve structure, freedom and time to explore and direct their own learning interests.

I believe that every child is special and unique and as an educator it is our job to find these talents and develop them. I want every child to feel special and successful and leave Tadpoles prepared for the next step in their learning journey."


Meet the Centre Manager 

Cindy Taylor Centre Manager
Centre manager Cindy Taylor runs Tadpoles on a day to day basis, managing all aspects of the centre, the staff, the centre programme.

Cindy comes from a strong teaching and management background and enjoyed the position of Deputy Principal of a large Auckland Intermediate school, before joining the Tadpoles team. 

Cindy was an integral part in the building & set up of the centre, providing a strong influence in the creative process of the learning spaces and interactive areas for the children to play in, both inside and with the many play areas found outside.

Cindy heads an excellent, qualified team of teacher to ensure your child gets the best care and early childhood education. Learn more about Cindy.

If you have any questions, about your child attending Tadpoles, Cindy is more than happy to chat to you.

Cindy Taylor +64 21 323 878 | cindy@tadpoles.co.nz

Meet the Assistant Manager

Sarah at TadpolesSarah is the assistant manager of the centre and supports Cindy in her role.
I have been working in the Early Childhood sector for over ten years, in a colourful and diverse range of settings - Bilingual, Total Immersion, Refugee Education, and Mainstream.
Early childhood teaching in New Zealand is constantly evolving, and I love the learning that comes with being a part of it all.

I am a Mum of two beautiful and very energetic preschool age boys.  We love the semi-rural lifestyle with the farm, the mountain, the beach, and all else that Māngere Bridge has to offer. It really is a beautiful place to call home, and a privilege to be part of such a vibrant community.

For me, early childhood education is my passion and not just a job.  I believe that as teachers, our philosophies come from all kinds of learning and experiences, and I therefore strive to grab the opportunity to be part of any kind of ECE learning experience I can.



Meet the Teachers

We have an excellent team, delivering high quality care to all of our attending children.

Tadpoles Teaching Staff


Enrol Today

We are confident we can offer excellent care and a quality education for your child at Tadpoles. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have so feel free to send us a Pre-enrolment Enquiry or Enrol your child today.