Our Staff

Belinda Slade : Owner

Belinda Slade


Kia ora, my name is Belinda.

I am a trained early childhood teacher and primary  teacher with special needs experience. I have always aspired to owning a very unique and special preschool and am thrilled that there are now three Pebbles Preschools in the Christchurch area! I moved from England to Christchurch in 2000 with my husband and two children, Sam and Daisy. I enjoy being on the teaching floor, walking my labradoodle dogs, reading and swimming.

Angela Johns : Centre Manager

Angela Johns

Centre Manager

Kia ora, my name is Angela.

I am an early childhood, primary and montessori trained teacher. I have a passion for early childhood and truly value a naturalistic environment and a philosophy based on respect for our young generation. I have an adorable one year old son, who is teaching me new things every day. I am very fortunate to be part of the Pebbles team again and look forward to meeting you, your child and whanau.
Pip Smith : Early Childhood Teacher

Pip Smith

Early Childhood Teacher

Pip has been teaching in the Early Childhood sector for over 20 years and holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education.

Pip lives in Mt Pleasant with her husband Nick, son Freddie and Button the very naughty Jack Russell.

Stacey Cox : Early Childhood Teacher

Stacey Cox

Early Childhood Teacher

Stacey graduated with a Diploma of Teaching in 2007. She then attained the Aperfield Trust Diploma in Montessori Education in 2012.

Stacey is very creative and is passionate about photography, she enjoys yoga and spending time with family and friends. Stacey has a pet rabbit called Smudge who is a regular visitor at Pebbles Montessori.

Aisling O’Riordan : Early Childhood Teacher

Aisling O’Riordan

Early Childhood Teacher

Kia ora Whanau & friends

I am pleased to be part of the Montessori team here at Campbell street and look forward to the learning journey ahead with your tamariki.
I qualified in Ireland in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Montessori Preschool and Primary Education (Birth-12years). I have many years teaching and management experience but enjoy the ever learning journey that is Early Childhood Education; the children are our best teachers.

Kelly Black : Operational Manager

Kelly Black

Operational Manager

Kia Ora my name is Kelly.

I have been teaching in The Early Childhood sector for over 16 years and I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning ECE. I enjoy working here at Pebbles and it has been a pleasure getting to know all of the families and watching the children grown and develop. I live with my husband Cliff and my two children Lucas and Katie. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family mountain biking, skiing and going on 4WD trips in our Jeep.