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Infinitely Children is owned and administered by the Cole family with the help of a small and committed team.

David Cole (1936–2007)

David was an integral part of the development and launching of Infinitely Children, until his untimely death in May 2007.

He worked for many years in the professional entertainment industry, firstly as an actor in the United Kingdom and America and subsequently as an administrative executive in a large cinema organisation in the United Kingdom. During the twenty years since the family came to live in New Zealand he worked as an actor in film and television and more recently both acted in, and directed plays for community theatre across Auckland.

David was a founding committee member of the Variety Club of New Zealand (now known as Variety – the Children’s Charity).

He was committed to the development of Infinitely Children.

 

Jilleen Cole

Jilleen has a long health related background – working with families within the community as a midwife and district nurse in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand, teaching nurses and currently practicing as a counsellor in private practice.

She has a passion for allowing children to grow and develop with the best possible conditions to do so. She and David have had two daughters – Amanda and Lucinda. Lucinda their younger daughter died at age twenty five with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Jilleen’s personal life experience has been varied and family oriented, and has added depth and increased understanding to her work.

Jilleen is a registered celebrant and has a commitment to supporting and encouraging individuals and couples in creating their own ceremonies with help as appropriate - (marriages, civil unions, naming ceremonies, renewal of vows, funerals, and any other occasions needing special ceremonies).

She is a member of the Celebrant’s Guild of New Zealand Inc.

Amanda Cole

Amanda is Jilleen and David’s elder daughter. Her professional background is in Library and Information Management within both the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

She has an invaluable administrative and record keeping role within Infinitely Children and has been a member of the team since its beginnings.

Initial Development Team

The Cole Family, Glenda O’Halloran, Marj and John Gairdner, Amanda Collier, Sarah Jane Lambie, Christine Millicich, Elsa Andres, Melissa and Brian Shone, Liz Allen.

Acknowledgements:

Infinitely Children brochures and the studio leadlight windows designed for us by Vida Kelly (www.kellybuilt.com)
Infinitely Children website designed and developed for us by Luke Kelly (www.kellybuilt.com)
Legal work : Nola Dangen
Studio extension Architect : Jane Allison
Builder : Ralph Cullen
Structural Engineer : Ian Watson
Eco Electrics : Stephen Hallet
Plumbing : Grant Mackereth – Plumb Smart Ltd.
Drainage : Phillip Harrison
Septic System : Barry Newport – Permacrete Auckland Ltd
Asphalt driveway : Dave Hempleman – Hempleman HotMix
Roofing : Metro Roofing
Insulation : Eco Insulation
Gibstopping : Oodaya and David Watts
Painting : Dennis Hall
Building Supplies : Placemakers Ltd
Leadlight windows made by: Paul Martin – Blasted Promotions Ltd

We consider all those involved in the building of the studio and surroundings to be craftspeople of the highest quality. For further information please contact us.