Pipi & KinaUnder 2's

The Pipi Room (under 12 months)

The nursery has it’s own nurturing space and has plenty of room for infants at every stage, a quiet place for our wee babies, plenty of floor space for rolling and crawling, soft places to land, climbing practice. 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.

Kina Room (12 -24 months)

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 & Kina Staff

Anita Bell - Assistant Manager

Kia ora whanau, My name is Anita and I am the new Kaiako and Assistant Manager here at Jojos. I am a qualified, registered educator with over 16 years professional experience. I am married to Mike and together we have 7 children aged from 17 to 28 years old. I have lived local to the area since I was 1 and attended both Waimauku Primary School and Massey High School. The area has changed over time! At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the capturing of something I refer to as magical moments.

Shannon - Teacher

Unqualified Teacher Hi I'm Shannon, a teacher in Pipi here at Jojos. I am in my second year of training towards my bachelor of teaching. I have always had a passion for working alongside children to help them grow and develop at their own pace, I have been working in centres for about two years but also have done volunteering whilst doing study. I believe each child is unique in their own way therefore they need to be treated as individuals. I strive to get to know each child individually so I can cater to their needs. I have three children of my own. Hunter, my youngest, is also attending Jojos. As a family, we enjoy fishing, gardening, and being with family and friends. I look forward to being part of your child's journey here at Jojo's.

Jan - Teacher

Teacher Hi I love to swim and fish, I am a Mother of three and a Nana to four and they are The centre of my world, but there is always room for more children in my life to help nurture and grow. So Jojo’s is the perfect place for me, so I can’t wait to be a part of your child’s world.

Mila - Teacher

Teacher I am 19 years old and the eldest of three. I have been living in Kumeu for the past 7 years and have been working with kids for years and absolutely love it. Growing up my Nana was an Early Childhood Teacher, which helped lead me to find my love for teaching. A few of my Interests/hobbies are; Going to the beach, Art and Crafts, Health and fitness, and Horse Riding, just to name a few. I am also starting my study to become a Midwife at AUT this year and cannot wait! If you see me around Jojo’s and have any questions or just want to say hi please do! I’m always up for a chat😊

Erika - Qualified Teacher

Bachelor of Education ECE

Kellie - Teacher in training

Teacher in training - 2nd year Hi, I'm Kellie I am 22 years old and live in Kumeu with my partner, Ben, and our daughter Ava-Rose. I am currently studying towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and have always had a passion for children, enjoying watching them learn and grow each day. I love working here at Jojo's with a great group of staff, awesome children, and their great whanau.