Meet our dedicated teaching staff


We are the qualified, passionate, teaching team at Premier Preschool who look forward to meeting you and your child.

James Wang

Owner, Director, Teacher


Kia Ora tatou and welcome to Premier Preschool. My name is James and I am the Educational Director, teacher and owner of Premier Preschool.

I have been in New Zealand since 2001, and it is great to be able to grow up in a country full of creative and friendly people. I enjoy the beautiful nature here in New Zealand, and love hiking with friends, my wife Jakki and our Labrador retriever Valene.

I graduated from University of Otago with a BCom in Marketing Management, and took my training course to become a teacher in 2010.

Early Childhood teaching is a fascinating career and I found myself learning new things with children every single day. I am proud to be able to assist them meeting their development and learning needs.

We are delighted to have you as part of our Preschool community and look forward to getting to know you all.



  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching ECE 

  • First Aid Certificate


Jakki Liu

Co-Owner / Manager

Kia Ora everyone, and welcome to Premier Preschool. My name is Jakki, I am the co-owner and manager here at Premier Preschool.

I grew up in China and went to the States when I was 19. I studied in the University of Oregon and graduated with a BCom degree. Whilst I was doing my study I met James in a hobby group for translating Japanese movies, and now we are happily married for nearly 3 years.

James and I are passionate about being educators, and we love to learn alongside children here at Preschool everyday. The more I listen to children and watch them play, the more I realised how important it is for us to provide an environment that can assist children’s learning and developmental needs. Seeing them play and learn great laughter is what we are proud of as well as what we are trying to achieve here at Preschool.

I am looking forward to working with and alongside you and your child, and I hope you enjoy our environment here at Preschool.


  • First Aid Certificate


Jenna Latornell 



Hello and welcome to all parents, family and friends to premiere preschool.

My name is Jenna and I am a teacher here at premier preschool. I have worked here since August of 2017.

I love watching children discover and learn new things about themselves in a everyday setting. One of my favorite activities to do alongside children is arts and crafts as well as baking.




  • Level 4 certificate in Early childhood Education