|I am Heba and I live in Avondale. I was born in Egypt and I have been in Auckland for the last 11 years. I am married and have two daughters, 14 years old and in her first year of high school and 8 years old in Year 4 of primary school. I have been with JeMMa’s for the last three years and have opened my home to children since 2006 when I worked as a caregiver with Barnardos. I love my job as an Educarer looking after children under five years old. In my opinion “Home Based Childcare and Education Service” is more convenient than “Day Care Centres” because it’s more natural and has a warm environment and similar surroundings to the child’s own home. It is also more likely to allow flexible schedules and allow for daily adjustments to the schedule.
My favourite activities with children are playdough, art, planting, water play, outdoor activities in the backyard, messy play and dancing to music. JeMMa’s provides a weekly playgroup on Wednesdays. I take the children twice a month or more to the playgroup and weekly to Mainly Music at the church, library and shopping. I can also teach your child some simple Arabic words if you would like!
If you are looking for a fun busy day for your child in a safe and healthy environment, I would like hear from you. Or feel free to visit me in my home.