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Pipi & KinaUnder 2's

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 & Kina staff

    Margit – Team Leader

    Bachelor of Education ECE

    Chip

    Teacher

    Karina

    Teacher

    Lacean

    Bachelor of Education ECE
    Kia ora everyone! My name is Lacean (pronounced Lay-ken). I joined Jojo’s in September 2016 and I love it! Cultural identity and discovery is something I am very passionate about. I feel everybody should embrace their culture and feel that shown through their time at Jojo’s. I can’t wait to meet you all.

    Mandy

    Bachelor of Education ECE Hi my name's Mandy. I have two children, Isla and Blake, who also attend Jojo’s. I live a short distance away in West Harbour with my fiancé Richard, two children and two dogs, Oodle and Spookie. I enjoy working with the Kina age range as they are learning and taking an abundance in as they grow from a baby into a big toddler. I also have a huge interest in messy play and enjoy watching the children learn through experiencing different textures and resources. I look forward to building reciprocal relationships with the children and their whānau.

    Natalie

    Bachelor of Education ECE

    Nicole

    Bachelor of Education ECE

    Sabrina

    Teacher in training
    Kia ora Jojo’s whānau, my name is Sabrina and I have been an unqualified teacher at Jojo’s since 2015. I have grown up locally at Muriwai beach with my parents and six siblings. I am a firm believer of children learning with open-ended play resources. I really look forward to getting to know you and your child and working alongside you.

    Sammy

    Teacher