OUR AMAZING STAFF
Kids on f.o.o.t Directors are parents to 5 children, and Lealofi was a solo-parent for 10 years, both Sam and Lealofi understand the demands and challenges with juggling work and childcare during the holidays, and before and after school. We understand the questions and uneasiness that comes when leaving your children - your treasures, with others, and when it comes to childcare - initially, it usually is leaving your children to strangers.
Kids on F.O.O.T aims at easing this situation, you will find that Kids on f.o.o.t it is not only teenagers looking after your kids, but adults who are mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles and even grandparents. Sam and Lealofi believe it is important to have younger and older staff and each add value to our programmes. We have a mix of teacher trained staff, teacher aides, overseas teaching experience in Japan and Hong Kong and staff who are amazingly talented musicians, artists, dancers and sportspeople.
Through great role modelling from our Kids on F.O.O.T staff, whose desire is to build up the children's spirit; showing kids what is happening in their community, and allowing them to find something within to give back - we have an awesome future generation of adults in the making!
RATIOS: Our ratios meet Oranga Tamariki requirements at a minimum of 1:10, if we are on a trip off site we have a ratio of 1:8 and if we are swimming 1:6.
POLICE VETTING: All our staff are police vetted
LEALOFI FUATAGA - Programme Director
"A product and current resident of Wainuiomata. I am happily married to the man of my dreams and we have 4 sons, Jade, Emerson, Sammy, David and our daughter Praise. I am a registered Primary and Early Childhood teacher doing relief work as well as overseeing our KOF programmes.
I love to travel, I lived and taught in Japan for over 7 years and is where Jade was born.
I love working with kids, not just teaching them things, but encouraging them to be all that they can be and were born to be!
I am all about the "common good"- I like to be a part of things that help out as many people as possible. I KNOW Kids on f.o.o.t is a win-win-win-win... (to infinity) situation. I'm excited to see what is to come! I'm excited to work with an awesome group of people who have a genuine desire to see the kids enjoy life!"
SAM FUATAGA - Director
I am a blessed Husband married to the most amazing woman and Father to 5 beautiful children that keeps life full every day.
I have been with Kids on FOOT for about 7 years, supervising, doing pick ups and drop offs as well as teaching dance which l did professionally for 12years up in Auckland.
I enjoy working with the children here in Kids on Foot because I get to see what they are passionate about and be able to encourage them or just talk to see how their day was or even having a good laugh with them.
LIZ NANAI - Service Manager
I started working for Kids on f.o.o.t 3 years ago. Prior to that I lived in Hong Kong for 12 years and worked as an English Second Language teacher.
I have two daughters, both also work part time for KOF. My eldest daughter is doing studies towards an Early Childhood Education degree and my younger daughter is in her last year of secondary school.
I have a dual role at KOF - a bit of admin and a lot time with kids during before and after school.
Truly blessed to be working for a very caring and dedicated team providing the best possible care for the working parents/caregivers in our community.
ALO IOANE - Taita KOF Owner/Manager
Talofa lava, I was born and raised in the Hutt. I’m married and we have 2 gorgeous sons Krisnan-Cole and Josiah, and a beautiful daughter Eliza.
I love working with children and have a passion for helping and inspiring them and others through learning, development and by supporting and assisting the needs of the wider community.
I’m all about the greater good and wellness of our children and families!!!
LEIGH MILLER - Wainuiomata Site Manager
I have lived in Wainuiomata for the last 30 years. I am married and have 3 Daughters Jade ,Jordan and Bailey.
I have worked at Arakura school for the past 10 years as a teacher aide and I began working with Kids on foot 6 years ago as a child supervisor and have really enjoyed my roll. Working with children is a very rewarding job!
I love been there to laugh with them ,play with them and support them and watch them grow into young responsible adults.
ESE ENARI - Childcare Supervisor
I’m a father of three awesome kids Kaden, Taylah-Ann and Anakah-jewel ... four if you include myself so yeah I’m awesome too lol Love my kids, love life!
Have worked for kids on foot pretty much from day dot. Many moons ago, and have been employed the longest at KOF many moons later haha. Also had the great opportunity to open My own Kids on foot in Kilbirnie.
I Love working with kids they bring the best kid out of me and have had some pretty funny chats. priceless!
I hope to help our young champions realise their talents to encourage them into their purpose, but still be a kid at the same time and have truck loads of fun
Peace out clown guy