Pipi & Kina

Our nursery – The Pipi Room, has plenty of space for infants at every stage quiet space for our wee babies, plenty of floor space for rolling and crawling, soft places, climbing places. Our Teachers in our nursery are passionate about caring for infants and have a natural affinity for babies.

Our babies are cared for with the same routines as at home and we make every attempt to keep as many similarities as we can especially with regards to how your baby feeds or sleeps. Attached to the play space is the sleep room which has 12 cots so every baby has their own cot and bedding. Even though they are infants they still experience many of the activities and experiences day care has to offer such as water play, messy play and painting exploring through touch, sound and taste as they play.

The nursery environment is changed as the needs and development stages of our babies change.

Our toddler room – The Kina Room, right next door has all the things the nursery offers for continuity of care but also has all the things toddlers need. Plenty of indoor outdoor flow, art, water play and space for toddlers to get busy.

The routines are still flexible in this room but more often than not the children are at the point where they have one midday sleep after lunch. The classroom has a sleep room attached to it and once again we do our best to follow sleeping routines at home. The toddler’s room has space for quiet play and reading, soft space for resting and bottles, family and role play, puzzles, blocks and much much more.

Meet the Pipi and Kina Team


Hi my name is Masina Parkes, I am the Team Leader in the infants and toddlers classrooms. I have a bachelor of early childhood education and am a fully registered teacher. I’m am a fun loving, happy and caring person who lives life to the fullest! I am married and two beautiful children of my Own.

I love to dance sing and joke around and am interested in health, beauty, fashion and education. I get so excited about discovering alongside young children seeing the world through the child’s eyes.





Hi I’m Kelly, I have recently completed my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been married to my husband Johnny for 10 years and together we have two children. As a family we are all into our sports which include netball, rugby league, hockey, touch dancing and athletics.

I am very excited to be working here at Jojo’s with your precious babies.  I look forward to travelling alongside them on their journey into toddlerhood.







Talofa everyone! My name is Kirsty and I’ve been working here at Jojo’s since November 2013. I work mostly in the Pipi and Kina rooms, but also float to other rooms if needed. Over the time that I have been working here I have loved watching all the kids growth and development. I really enjoy watching children enjoy themselves as they play and learn.  I plan on studying towards my degree in the near future.








More to come from Debbie our new Senior Teacher really soon……. Debbie







Cara is back from living in Australia and we are really excited to have her back with us, more from her soon……..Cara








Hello everyone, I’m Bronnie, I’m a qualified Nanny and am currently in my 2nd Year of a Bachelor of teaching (ECE) at Unitec. I live in Riverhead and enjoy spending time with my 12 nieces and nephews! I have always had a passion and love for working with children. I get such enjoyment out of seeing them learning and growing each day.Bronniw









Hi my name is Laura, I have been working in Early Childhood for the past 4 years. I am Primary Education trained but decided that I preferred to work with younger children. I believe that children need space where they can be themselves, have fun and learn the essential life skills of becoming independent leaners and also developing positive friendships.  I have worked in the Paua Room previously, moving into the Kina Room is an exciting change for me which I am really enjoying. Working with a younger age group and focusing on care routines and building relationships with the children. My son Ashton is here at Jojo’s with me.








Sarah MHi, my name is Sarah and I have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and am also fully registered.  I have been working in early childhood since 2002 and I am married with three daughters.

As a teacher I believe that every child is an individual, and are competent and capable and as an educator I should focus on what abilities the child already has and scaffold their learning and development through extending their existing knowledge.

I believe that parents and whanau are the child’s first teacher, as you know your child better than anyone else, so a partnership between the centre and the family is very important in extending children’s learning and development.



My Name is Nesha Lunny. I have been working at Jojo’s for the past year in a relieving position and have loved my time working with all age groups within the centre.  I hold a Diploma of Teaching in ECE, Full Teacher’s Registration and a current First Aid Certificate. I am currently working in the Pipi Room and really love caring for our babies.

I have always had a passion for Teaching and I am looking forward to working in the Pipi Room.  I am married to Paul and have 3 children, Brandon 16, Natalia 11 and Cody 7. I love spending time with Family and friends and relaxing at our family beach house.