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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

Mila

Teacher
I am 19 years old and the oldest 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 and 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, Horse Riding, just to name a few. I am also starting my study to become a Midwife at AUT this year! And can not 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😊

Emily

Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Planning
I studied a graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education in 2014 at Auckland University. Since being a teacher I have mostly been with under 2's and passionate about respectful, relationship based teaching. This age group is an exciting age as with new researching and understanding brain science, what makes us each unique is being discovered daily. I came to work at Jojo's Childcare after purchasing our first home in Helensville. I grew up and lived in Howick most of my life before the North Shore two years ago. I am excited to explore more of this part of Auckland and being part of the Jojo's family. I look forward to meeting you all!

Linda

Teacher ( DPP level 3 UK qualification )
I am a European kiwi, who moved to NZ in 2017. I am married to Ron, mother of four grown-up children and grandmother to seven. I have worked in childcare for over 40 years. I have a passion and interest in child development and love to encourage the children's ideas through their play. I am patient, kind, caring, gentle, and respectful.

Natalie

Bachelor of Education ECE and Bachelor of Health Science Majoring in Midwifery
Kia ora, I have worked in early childhood since 2005.  I love working with children and families and both my jobs (I'm also a midwife) allow me to do this. I am passionate about play based and child led learning.  Working with under 2's is definitely where I feel at home and where I have the most to offer, although I have experience with all ages.   I have two children of my own who keep me busy and on my toes!  I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

Margit – Team Leader

Bachelor of Education ECE
I am a fully registered Teacher. I have been working nearly 18 years in early childhood, 11 years of that with the age group 0-1 year and I am really enjoying it.
I am originally from Germany, I can 18 years ago to New Zealand on holiday and stayed. I am a single mum and have only handsome boy he is nearly 12 and he takes most of my spare time. We live in Muriwai beach and of course we love the beach. In my little spare time I enjoy reading books, doing research, spending time at the beach and photography.

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.

Michelle

Bachelor of Education ECE
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 and my two primary school children in Huapai. 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 books/literacy, photography, art and teaching children self help skills.  I look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Chip

Teacher
Hi everyone, I am originally from England and am a big football supporter.  I came to New Zealand in 2009 and have been an early childhood teacher since 2014.  I am passionate about lay and love to get down on the floor with the children. Chip is actually a nickname given to me by my family!  You'll have to ask if you want to know my actual name 🙂