My name is Jo, My husband and I have a 16 year old daughter. I have been with JeMMa’s for the past 15 years and am still full of enthusiasm and passion for caring for children in my own home.
I first started as an Educarer as I wanted to be at home with my daughter. I have worked as a nanny and a house parent in children’s home on my OE and I knew back then that I wanted to continue working with younger children.
I offer a warm, safe, family environment where children can grow, thrive and learn on a one-to-one basis but also in a close knit group.
My name is Shelley (Xuepin). I am from China and I have been in New Zealand for 11 years. I live with my daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter in Browns Bay on the North Shore, Auckland. My grand-daughter is named Cecilia and she is a lovely girl. All of my family members are Christians and at all times we respect Christian values. I have a harmonious and happy family.
When I lived in China, I worked as an Electronic Engineer and an Engineering Project Manager. I started to work as an Educarer for JeMMa’s three years ago. I have cared for 23 children over the past three years, most on a regular basis, but when space allows I help out with emergency care when required.
Hi! I’m Gemma and I have four boys all in their teens. I’ve been looking after small children for over 7 years before joining JeMMa’s.
Having small kids around the house is always an adventure. I take pride in seeing these little ones learn as they grow.
Hi my name is Lovely, I’m a mother of two children aged 11 & 8 years. I have 10years experience as a pre-school teacher and also did voluntary work as a caretaker at a church school (part time).
Through taking care of those children I got to understand the children’s needs and interests, this created a passion in me to join as an Educarer for JeMMa`s. Now, I am a full time Educarer which allows me to give my heart and soul to my passion.
Hi my name is Bev, I work for JeMMas Homebased Education and Childcare, I have children of my own and two of them are twins so I have had plenty of experience in childcare.
Previously I have also worked in before school and after school care and vpreschool. My passion is providing quality care and education for children.
My own two sons and one daughter have now grown up.
Two are living in Australia while my last-born still resides with me, my husband plus our 15 year old tortoise shell cat. Some interests I share with children include cats, birds and insects, especially the Monarch butterfly.
Hi, my name is Janine Howie. I am a qualified early childhood teacher and mum of four beautiful children. One of whom has life threatening allergies, so comfortable and very aware around children with allergies.
I really enjoy the varied experiences home based care offers children, such as Mainly Music, Storytime, playgroups and regular everyday outings and events.
Hi families, My name is Kirsten and I am 27 years old. I have been working with children since I was 17, starting in preschools. I have my nanny certificate, level three ECE certificate, and a current first aid certificate.
I started as an Educarer with JeMMa’s in 2007 and I’m loving it!
Hi my name is Marie. I live in the lovely area of Ranui.I have been engaged within the homebased learning field with JeMMa's over fifteen years. I come with much experience and wisdom, providing children with quality learning and adventure.
We explore the outdoors,attend the JeMMa's playgroup weekly whole also attending a story time weekly at Ranui library.
Hi, my name is Serin. I live in Glendene and very close to Kelston. I stay with my wonderful husband and a lovely daughter. Before starting with JeMMa’s Homebased childcare I did a volunteer job at a daycare centre and have been working for JeMMa’s since February 2012.
I love working with children, seeing the little ones grow and learn. Their increasing independence is extremely rewarding to me. As they get older I regularly support their numeracy and literacy through play and interactions in our day; being able to develop positive relationship between children and education is something I value.
I have been with Jemmas for the last five years and previous to that I was doing homebased care for Barnardos for 11 years and privately for four years.
We do many activities - water-play, arts and crafts, baking and many more and the children are always busy.
I've been with Jemma's for two years now. I have a fully fenced off back section for lots of outside play, painting, play-dough, swings, tramp, bikes etc and with Mum and Dad working we have lots to keep ourselves busy during the day.
We also go to playgroup.
I am twenty six years of age and I am the mother of one child. I am a fun loving Educator that enjoys children. I offer a home with a pet free, smoke free learning environment.
I offer educational activities including interactive toys for children to learn through play.
Hi, I'm Ythel, from the Philippines, I have been in New Zealand for 4 years now. I finished my Bachelor degree in Psychology. Being a Psychology graduate I have mastered how to deal and approach different types of character especially for children. I am married for 21 years now, have 2 kids, my eldest is 20 years old and my youngest is 10 years old.
My family is very active in the music ministry in our church. for the past years, I look after for my friends kids.
My name is Adele and I come to you with over 15 years experience. I have raised three beautiful daughters and have cared for preschoolers, including twins. I am a passionate Playcentre Mum and still attend, promoting learning through play and nurturing developmental challenges and social skills. I provide safe and quality learning experiences while empowering children to lead their learning through play.
Hi I'm Tracey
I have joined JeMMa's as I have an extensive background in childcare from newborn upwards and as I'm now a young Nana I look forward to opening up my home .
I offer a nurturing and warm environment with lots of genuine care and stimulation .
I immensely enjoy watching and participating in helping children reach their full potential and enjoy learning about different cultures and look forward to learning new customs .
Hello Parents, my name is Vilma. I have been with JeMMa’s for almost six years and have always had a great passion for working with children.
As a mother of two daughters, I have been hands on for eighteen long years as full time mum. They are now seventeen and ten years old and have shared beautiful time together.
As an educator, I love to provide education, care, and comfort to children and attend to their health and safety. I also implement daily routines and provide activities such as creative play, physical play, reading stories, rhymes, poems, singing, and action songs that keep the children occupied, productive and having lots of fun as they learn.
My name is Kerri ,my husband and I have two teenage boys.
I have been working for JeMMa's for over 10 years and absolutely love working with children, especially the under 5's .
Every day is an adventure and I love the fact that no two days are the same .I love sharing my wisdom and experience with the children and pride myself on providing a safe and happy environment for children to learn and grow.
Hi my name is Lee, I am married with 2 Adult Children and a beautiful little Grand Daughter . I have had experience caring for children in my home from the ages of 3 months up to school age and beyond.
I am extremely passionate about meeting the individual needs of all children, capturing their imagination and exploring the endless possibilities in reaching their potential.
I offer a clean, warm and loving learning environment filled with age appropriate play equipment and activities including Water Play, Painting, Play dough, Trikes, Cars, Swing and Slides, Physical activities such as nature walks and obstacle courses, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Puzzles, Books, Building blocks, Thomas Train sets, Dolls and much much more.
My name is Laura. I'm from the UK and moved to NZ in 2017 with my lovely family. I have two children Leo who is 5 and Ava who is 3.
I have a passion for giving my children an amazing upbringing and give them as many experiences as possible. We love to be outside exploring and playing games. We are lucky enough to have lots of outdoor space for the children to run around in.
My name is Shina Ali. I’m from Fiji and moved to NZ in 2015. I was a qualified Dietitian back in Fiji. I’ve worked in daycare for more than 2 years before my son Isaac was born who is almost 8 months old now.
I have attended Food safety course while I was working in Rainbows end and Children Focus-community nutrition course with Heart foundation and Pacific Heartbeats during my work in a daycare center.
I have a great passion for working and caring for children and giving them as many experiences as possible. Isaac loves meeting new people and his such a happy baby to be around and he loves being outside exploring and playing. We are lucky enough to have lots of outdoor space for children to play and run around in.
Hi my name is Tania
I am a qualified Early Childhood Teacher and a Mum of 3 children. Working with children is my passion and the reason for my career choice for the last 24 years.
I look forward to meeting your child and having lots of fun learning adventures with them.
My name is Amie, together with my partner Keith we have a six year old named Jack. I am a good natured person with a fun and loving personality. I like to spend my spare time with family and friends and in the summer I especially enjoy camping and beach trips with my two men.
I have always had a soft spot for children and I would love the chance to help you with yours. I offer a safe environment where I will encourage play both outdoors and inside with a caring and patient manner.
Contact JeMMa's on 0800 536627
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I have just returned to Jemmas after taking some time out to up skill. Prior to this I had three wonderful years with many children receiving education and care.
I believe in children directing their own learning. I support this with a variety of activities to learn, by working alongside and with good communication to enhance their educational, care needs, and interests.
I am Diane Ross I live in Matamata. I have lived here for 30 years.
I live with my husband. We have 5 children between us 8 Grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren. So we are very busy with all the Grandchildren.
In my spare time I like to garden we have a large veggie garden. I like to go and watch the grandchildren play sports.
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Ko Lara i toku ingoa, Ko Ngapuhi me Te Arawa oku Iwi, engari e noho ana au ki Tokoroa. Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou. I am a mum of four grown kids and two beautiful mokopuna. I have taught in ECE centres for about 16 years teaching in mainstream, bilingual & kaupapa maori and also Punanga reo Kuki Airani.
I have a Diploma of Teaching ECE and I also have a full teacher's registration. I believe that it takes a whanau to nurture and raise a child so both children and adults feel supported.
Kia Ora, Hello my name is Rowene Potaka otherwise known as “Row”.
I have raised seven children and three gorgeous adorable grandchildren.
Before starting homebased care, I worked in retail at the Base in Hamilton before taking some time to decide on what I wanted to do next.
I kept going back to wanting to work with preschool aged children, our beautiful little ones. I also wanted to work from home and cut travelling to work out.
My aim is to offer a good trusting support network for our busy parents that work hard to give their children the life they deserve.
Hi I’m Vicky, and I’ve lived in Matamata most of my life
I have 8 children and two grandchildren with another on the way.
I have many years’ experience in the early childhood sector and also as a caregiver for Oranga Tamariki. I have been working within these roles with children for 20+ years.
I enjoy working with children as I am passionate about providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and flourish
Hi there, I’m Grainne (Gronya). I’ve been a home based Educarer for a year, having previously worked in mental health (maternal, youth and adult) and I have a Bachelor in Social Work. My partner and I have just relocated to Papamoa with Charlie, our ‘fur baby’. Though it was very hard to say goodbye to the children I cared for, I am now super excited to welcome new children into my home.
My name is Adele and I have been a JeMMa’s home-based Educarer for the past 9 years. I live with my husband, two daughters aged 12 and 10 and two cats Truffles and Rusty.
I have taught in early childhood centres, been a nursery class teacher within a primary school in the UK and had time as a nanny before having my own children.
Hi my name is Tracey and I am a mum of two teenage boys. I have been involved with children since having my own, including being part of and on our local toy library, plunket and playcentre committees.
I have always enjoyed working with children and started out doing some relief teaching at one of our local daycare centres while my boys were young. I joined the Jemma's team in 2009, when my boys started school and I have enjoyed the opportunity of being able to provide a home environment for young people in our community.
As an Educarer of mixed cultures, I strongly believe in the importance of knowing who you are and where you are from.
Language and culture make up a huge part of my day-to-day activities and I just love seeing the children in my care thoroughly enjoying their play and learning within the bi-lingual environment that I offer.
My name is Helen. I have three grown children of my own as well as having cared for foster children in the past.
I have previously worked as a teacher aide for 15 years, working mainly with children with special needs including English as a second language. I became an Educarer for JeMMa’s in April 2012.
I have always loved working with babies and young children. My speciality is helping to prepare four year olds for school life.
Hello! I'm Glandre but the children call me Gigi. I am 33 years old and a mother of two, Lilly-Anne who will be 8 this year, and Joshua, who will be turning 5 later this year. My husband and I made NZ our home 10 years ago. We are originally from South Africa.
We have 6 pets, because we just LOVE animals !! There are 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 adorable rats.
Hi. My name is Carol. I live in Paeroa with my husband Pete. I have a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) and I have worked with children for a number of years now. I was a registered childminder in England for 11 years while my three children were young.
When I returned to N.Z. I became a qualified teacher and have worked in centres since 2008. I have recently joined JeMMa's. I love the close relationships and relaxed environment of a home-based setting.
Hello, my name is Sally.I live in Thames with my husband and two boys aged 14 and 10. I have five years experience as a home-based educator, and 4 years experience teaching in a Montessori preschool.
I am ECE qualified and fully registered and also hold a Montessori teaching diploma. In my home I offer a calm environment with many opportunities for rich learning experiences and individualised attention.
Hi my name is Katania Kamouneh, I have been working as an home based educarer since 2008. I have five children of my own, oldest being 19 and youngest being 9 month's. I am very passionate about home based childcare, I think it is one of the best forms of child care for children in care and has so many benefits for our young people.
I offer a caring nurturing positive environment for children to grow and learn in. I value free play for children's learning but also offer some structure in their learning.
My name is Val. My husband and I have lived at Waihi beach for 18 years and we have two adult children who are now leading their own lives.
I have worked as a teacher aide with special needs children at the local primary school for six years. I have also assisted teachers with other children in the classroom.
Hi my name is Anastasia Bruyns. I have two amazing girls ages 15 and turning 7. I'm very passionate about children and I enjoy working with them. I will be able to provide a safe environment for your children.
I chose to be an Educarer to give parents a helping hand towards their children's learning development. I'm energetic and love challenges or trying new things.
Hi. My name is Kerryn and I am a mum to a beautiful 7 year old girl. We relocated to Katikati from Auckland in early July 2016 because we fell in love with the town and relaxed atmosphere.
Caring for children is natural to me as I grew up around children with my mum being a homebased educator, babysitting through my teen years and then becoming a homebased educator myself when my daughter was young. We live within walking distance to parks/reserves, the library, nature walks, playcentre and many other fun spots. I also volunteer with the local St John service as an ambulance officer. I am fully qualified in first aid.
Hi, I’m Charmaine. I’m married to a lovely man, have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I’ve been a registered early childhood teacher for the past 10 years, and have also been a midwife and a hairdresser.
I believe that children learn best when they experience loving and respectful relationships, where they feel they belong and that their individual needs are met. I love the enquiry approach to learning, where children are encouraged to pursue their particular interests, in an environment that is rich with interesting and relevant resources, where they have the time and space to wonder and be amazed. I believe that homebased education and care gives young children a unique opportunity to be involved in a small family type group, where their own special personalities can blossom and grow.
Hi, My name is Anne.
I have worked in home based childcare for a number of years. I base my programme around readiness for school, this includes encouragement for independence, building on self-confidence. I believe that learning is fun, in my environment I look at extending skills that support early literacy skills. i.e. hand eye coordination.
Hi! I'm Megan and I have three beautiful children. I am full of enthusiasm and passion to start caring for children in my own home. I have six years experience working in a centre and have a bachelor in early childhood education. I offer a warm, safe, friendly environment and take pride in seeing little ones learn as they grow.
Located in the beautiful area of Welcome Bay, Denise has fallen into a role caring and educating children as families follow her.
Denise has a loving and warm approach with children and their families. A mother herself to teenage children, and a personality with a smile that is infectious!
Denise has a heart of gold, and loves to get out and about in the community.
Limited full time spaces, and part time spaces available.
Hi, I am Anita,
Mother of 3 years and 9 months old daughter Asvi Prerna, and wife to Amit.
Together we enjoy spending more time with our little one with adventures at home and outside our home. We are a small family of three.
We welcome you to our home with your children to have fun with us. We will provide the best needs for your child as we do so for our child. We are a DIY and crafty type of a family and we encourage children to take part with us while they are exploring their eagerness to know things. We allow kids to try things and we support them with SAFTY FIRST in mind.
Hi I’m Crista, I live in Kaiaua with my partner and our 4 kids. Our kids are 14, 6, 3 and almost 1 (that’s him in the picture with me)
We have lived in Kaiaua for a little over 3 years and we really enjoy the little sea side community. We go to Kaiaua School, are part of the Kaiaua Boating Club and I also help run the Kaiaua Playgroup.
Our family loves to spend time outside so it’s great that we live straight across the road from the beach and that we have a nice big section!