Paua3 - 4's
Our Junior preschool 3-4 yr olds – The Pāua Room have a huge space at one end of the building. The outdoor environment has a fixed play structure, sandpit, space for water play, messy play, riding bikes whilst the inside space is large and open with areas for art, blocks, family play, reading, music and various theme spaces that change regularly depending on the focus of the current learning topic.
We like to think of this as our inbetweenies room. Young children that are no longer baby/toddlers but are not preschoolers, they are still developing their communication skills and physical capabilities and needs a programme that provides for constant change and development, stimulation and exploration.
The large double play space has bi-fold doors that enables children that still an afternoon sleep to have a quiet space whilst the children that do not can play without the constant need to be quiet or cautious which is a real bonus of the centre design. One child said they were in “the big kids room, before you go to the big big kids room”.
Knowing for these children that they have a place that is perfect for their age group and needs is very important to the teachers in that room and in line with our holistic philosophy.
Meet the Paua Staff
Emma – Team Leader
Kia ora, my name is Sarah. I am a fully registered teacher with a degree in early childhood education and have been working in early childhood since 2002. I am married to Doug and we have three daughters, Tamzin, Amber and Emma. I became a teacher as I love working alongside children and being a part of their learning and development and working with whānau to ensure their children have the best possible start in life.
Hello my name is Michelle. I am a qualified teacher with my full teacher registration. I started working in childcare in 2001 and have been here at Jojo’s Childcare since October 2015. I live with my partner Neil and our two children Caprice and Hunter. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family swimming and exploring at the beach. I’m a keen baker and love to go out for dinner or just stay home to watch a movie. I am passionate about literacy, photography, art and messy play and look forward to getting to know you and your child.