- Meet Our Team -

Julia Ross - Director

Julia is a fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher with a Bachelor of Education. She has worked in a range of Early Childhood environments for over 15 years; from private childcare centres in New Zealand with children aged 0 to 5, along with Nannying for private families in the United Kingdom and teaching preschool and new entrance classes.  

Julia's role is to ensure that the highest standards for our Early Childhood programme are carried out throughout Auckland.  

When Julia is not at work, she enjoys socialising with her friends and family, yoga and travel.

Email: julia@redrobin.co.nz
Phone: 021 066 7139​​​​

Emily Murch - Director 


Emily comes from a background of Early Childhood Teaching having completed her B.ed degree in 2005 and has had a variety of different roles within the Early Childhood sector. 


She is passionate about supporting children, Nannies and Au Pairs. Emily believes that the best place for children to learn is in the home environment, where they feel safe and secure.

Emily is a Mum of three (aged 5, and 3, and 2 months) and enjoys crochet and pilates in her spare time.

Email: emily@redrobin.co.nz

​Phone: 021 333 258

Saskia Yates - Recruitment Consultant

Saskia has a background in both childcare and management, providing her with a wide range of skills that she employs in her current role. Saskia completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology & Communications at The University of Auckland and has been working at Red Robin since 2017.


Saskia is passionate about creating 'powerful partnerships',

facilitating the perfect match between Red Robin Educators & Families who are looking for a boutique childcare experience. 


In her spare time Saskia enjoys cooking, up-cycling vintage clothes, and reading a good book with cup of tea in hand. 

Email: hello@redrobin.co.nz

Phone: 021 222 1003

Alice Southey - Recruitment Consultant 


Alice comes from a background in Administration which has taught her about the importance of genuine relationships and good customer service. She is currently working part time at Red Robin while completing a certificate in Business Administration and Technology. Being a mother of two children, aged 13 and 9, means Alice put hers whole heart in to finding the best quality nannies for our families. 


In her spare time Alice loves to bake, read a good book and spend time with her family.


Email: alice@redrobin.co.nz

Phone: 021 271 1003

Lauren Severs - Education Manager 

Lauren is a fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher with a Bachelor of Education and a Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance Counseling.

She has over 10 years experience working with children and leading teams in daycare and has also worked in home based care as a nanny.


Lauren joined Red Robin in 2017 as a Visiting Teacher and is currently our Education Manager and Parent Coach. She has worked as a Toolbox Parent Course Facilitator, equipping whanau with practical strategies to navigate their parenting journey and is passionate about mentoring and coaching individuals to realize their strengths, achieve their goals and harness their potential.


Lauren is a Mum of one teenage girl and enjoys quality time with her family and pets, reading, home organisation and being out in nature during her spare time. 

Email: lauren@redrobin.co.nz

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Caroline Lynskey - Visiting Teacher 


I come from a background in Early Childhood Education and have almost ten years experience working with children aged from 3 months old to five years old. I am passionate about fostering children's confidence, creativity and curiosity. I look forward to working alongside our nannies and educators and support them in continuing to provide high quality care for children and their families. 


I am a Mum of two children (aged 4 years and 6 months) who keep me very busy! In my spare time I love to spend quality time with family and friends as well as explore new places.


Email: caroline@redrobin.co.nz

Phone: 022 525 5930

Cherie Raea - Visiting Teacher 


My background has been in early childhood for a number of years, having spent the past six years with a private kindy that followed the forest kindy movement, taking children from the ages of 3-5 out into the beach and bush to explore nature, which I felt very privileged to be part of.


I am married with four grown children along with five grandchildren, ranging from 12 years to 12 months. I love and adore each and every one of them, they all give me so much pleasure, so our weekends are filled with lots of visits, love, laughter and family. I look forward to building relationships with you all, working in partnership with educators, tamariki and whanau.

Email: cherie@redrobin.co.nz

Phone: 022 525 5933