Our philosophy

Jojo’s Childcare is a family owned and run Early Learning Centre licenced for 100 children from birth to six years old. Our five unique and well-resourced areas support the age-related needs of your child, from quiet spaces for wee babies to stimulating activities for active five year olds.

Children grow and learn when they feel safe and have built strong relationships with the people around them. That’s why our families, children and teachers become part of the Jojo’s whānau. Our team of over 20 teachers each bring their own diverse backgrounds and ideas, and our amazing indoor and outdoor spaces support safe, child-led discovery through a range of fun activities.

We are proudly bi-cultural and inclusive of many different cultures. Our excellent learning environment incorporates Te Whāriki which encourages our children: “to grow as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society”.

To nourish our children, we provide healthy morning and afternoon teas and lunches. Our food is all prepared onsite and is made up of delicious whole ingredients that are low in sugar. We also teach children where food comes from with our own veggie garden and fruit trees.

Giving back to the community and looking after our environment is also very important to us. We support local charities and run fun, family friendly events. We are also a plastic bag free centre.

“Children see magic because they look for it.”

Kete of values

Our role as teachers is to be part of a community that nurtures and encourages our children to become kind and loving citizens that look after themselves, each other and their environment.

Here are some of our values:

  • Honesty
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Sharing and friendship
  • Love, peace and respect.
  • Hope
  • Courage and bravery

Please contact us today to talk about our flexible options and see how we can support your child to learn, grow and play.

“As a parent of five kids myself, I know that who you choose to look after your children is one of the biggest decisions you have to make. That’s why Jojo’s Childcare is passionate about giving your child the opportunities they need to explore, grow and play in a fun, friendly and safe space, while celebrating and nurturing their unique personalities and interests.” 

Jo, Centre Manager

Meet our Management Staff

    Jo – Owner / Director

    Diploma of Education ECE
    Our centre manager, Jo (known by the kids as Jojo) is a Kumeu local, a qualified teacher, a mum of five, and has been involved in childcare for over 24 years from relief teaching to being a centre manager. She loves family, giving back to community, and seeing children learn and grow through play.

    Mel – Curriculum Leader

    Diploma of Education ECE
    My name is Mel and I been teaching in Early Childhood since 2007. I was born and raised just north of Christchurch, with my two sisters and parents. I moved to Auckland in 2009 and have never looked back. I live out west with my partner and our three children, Noah, Niko and Nova. I’ve really enjoyed being a teacher and have worked with all age groups.  I love having a career where every day is always different, always busy and fun. My teaching philosophy consists of many different ideas and theories, but free play and children having the freedom to choose their learning destination in my main focus. I look forward to working alongside you and your child.