Meet the Team


Kirsten has been managing Karitane® for the last 15 years. She has worked with many families in both New Zealand and overseas and has helped them find the perfect nanny or solution to their baby issues.  She is proud Mum of Taylor and when she is not at work she can be found supporting Taylor in all of his actvities or power walking the streets – look out for her if you are in Auckland!  


Miranda is a Director and owner of Karitane Limited.  She is mum to 3 boys aged 14, 13 and 9 years old, as well as the owner of Karitane and her other business Miranda Smith Homecare (which provides quality home based care and supports for the elderly, disabled, those with long term illness or convalescing and end of life care in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Hawkes Bay & Taupo regions) .  She is passionate about helping mothers in the home and enabling them to get they help they want where and when they want it.  Miranda lives in Hawkes Bay and loves the Bay lifestyle and mucking about outside with her boys.


Kelly is a member of our Karitane® staff, working as Kirstens PA/Administrator. She is currently working part-time and is working alongside Kirsten here at Karitane. Kelly is a busy mother to her 11 year old twins, Jack & Ella. Kelly is a qualified nanny, who has worked with many families over the years.