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Hi, my name is Joanna McIntyre and I am the JeMMa’s Home-based Care and Education Coordinator for the Waikato area.  I live in Cambridge with my husband and our four beautiful children Hollie, Shamus, Frankie and Billy.  I graduated from the University of Waikato in 2007 and have seven years experience as a Kindergarten Teacher.  I have also enjoyed three years as a stay at home Mum, some of that time I spent being a home-based educator.  I love the magic moments that come from children and are passionate about motivating children to learn.  I value children being given ‘home-like’ opportunities where each child can explore and discover in a warm and caring environment.  I have a passion for home-based care and value its place in early childhood education.

I am privileged to guide and support JeMMa’s home-based educators in the Waikato to provide an environment rich in learning opportunities that allows children the opportunity to make choices, develop their own ideas, and work at their own pace.




Our Educarers are recruited using a very strong selection process

We take the safety of your child very seriously.  Each and every one of our Educarers is thoroughly checked using our recruitment vetting system.  Part of this system requires all Educarers to have a squeaky clean police record and a full medical assessment.
Further to this, Co-ordinators (who are all fully qualified and registered early childhood teachers) complete a full assessment of every property to ensure that it meets Ministry of Education safety requirements.

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