Tuatua2 - 3's

Tuatua Room (24 – 36 months)

Research shows this is a very special age where nurturing and emerging skills are developing fast and children do best in a small environment.  We keep our class under 15 with a terrific ratio to support the toddlers to become confident learners and build social skills with their peers in a safe and fun space with messy play, outdoor time and fun galore!

Nap time is still important for those growing bodies and brains so every child has their own cot.  Our teachers are great at supporting little people with their toilet training whilst at the same time we offer free cloth nappies to support their independent journeys.

Meet the Tuatua Staff


Teacher in training
I am currently studying Early Childhood Education at Unitec. I love engaging in play with children and forming relationships with them and their whanau.

Emma – Team Leader

Bachelor of Education ECE
I have been teaching for a little over 7 years now. I found my passion for teaching through a love of engaging in play and helping them learning through play, to also form sold reciprocal relationships with them and their whanau. I love children, I love seeing the look of proudness on their face when they can do what they said they couldn't! I hope to see you around.


Teacher in training
I am 22 years old and I live in Kumeu with my partner Ben and my 2.5 year old daughter Ava-Rose. I am currently studying towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I have always had a passion for children and enjoy 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.


I am the youngest of 4 girls including my twin sister Maddy. I've always had a passion for children from when I was little and playing with dolls to now where I have three nephews whom I adore! I'm looking forward to starting my tertiary study to become a qualified teacher.


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.