St Heliers, East Auckland
Jo moved from Wellington to Auckland in 2014 and joined an Early Childhood centre as their administrator. After completing Dance with Me in the Heart, levels 1 & 2, Jo took the leap and became an Educator in January 2018 and hasn’t looked back since.
Jo’s home is fully fenced with a well maintained front and backyard. It has a trampoline and veggie garden, which is currently waiting to be cultivated.
Jo has an open plan living area / Kitchen with French doors to the side that flows out onto a gated deck that is enjoyed all year round. Inside there is plenty of space to move and play.
ACTIVITIES THEY PROVIDE:
Jo loves going on little adventures to the local parks, reserves, beaches, and the library. Her local community has a lot to offer and is all within walking distance from her home. For Jo, there is no such a thing as bad weather. She loves going foraging for natural, open-ended resources, crunching through leaves in autumn, and splashing in puddles during the rainy season.
Jo believes that observing and noticing children’s learning is an important part of any child’s development. She will document your child’s own learning.
Jo loves to dance, listen to music, bake, read stories, and explore the outdoors, as mentioned above. Interactive activities will play a big part of her daily routine with the children, along with attending local playgroups.
Jo’s philosophy is to provide a fun, loving, caring and, above all, safe environment where children can build self confidence and social skills. Jo will encourage the children to problem-solve and build strong relationships with both her and other children, all within a supportive and nurturing environment.
Jo believes children flourish when they are able to trust and feel empowered; when they are loved and cared for.
For Jo, growing strong relationships is not only for Educators and children, but includes a broader family relationship which enhances development, understanding, and trust.
Jo’s teaching practice is inspired by the Hungarian practitioner Dr Emmi Pikler. Jo and Dr Emmi Pikler both believe the relationship is all.
Monday to Wednesday 8-5pm (negotiable on days / times)