Meet Teresa & Bee

Teresa JohnstonTeresa Johnston - Administrator/Owner

I am Bernadette’s Mum and look after the admin. I am semi retired and love the opportunity to be onsite, interacting with children and chatting to parents.

We run another successful preschool in nearby Blockhouse Bay. Blue Frog is well known and popular in the community and has an excellent ERO report.

You are welcome to visit Tadpoles centre and see our programme and philosophy in action.


Bee Hamlin

Bee Hamlin – Managing Director/ Owner

Hello my name is Bernadette (Bee). I am a wife, to Gavin for 18 years and mother of 3 beautiful children, Nic, Georgia and Noah. We all enjoy the beach and spend most of our weekends in Whangamata. I enjoy keeping fit and play netball, run and walk with friends.

I have been a teacher for the past 23 years and have worked in Primary and Early Childhood Centres. While working in Primary I was a Deputy Principal and this gave me a great oversight on how an effective school runs and how children learn.

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 Spotted Frog prepared for the next step in their learning journey.