Welcome to Dannemora Centre
The Dannemora Centre is a purpose built Centre catering for up to 50 children from 3 months of age, right through until children go to school in their 6th year. It is situated in Dannemora right next to Willowbank Primary in East Tamaki.
We operate three rooms including an under 2’s Room, a Toddler Room and a Pre-School Room. Our Centre has a wonderful family feel and the children quickly develop bonds across the ages as they share our cosy, but exciting playground space or can interact and see each other over low doors and gates. Our staff are supportive of all children and encourage older children to care for and respect their younger friends, supporting them in their learning and development.
We also operate a before school, after school and holiday programme for children who have recently gone to Primary school.
Our aim at Just Kidz Dannemora, is to have fun and laugh at life’s challenges and we believe that ‘Where there is love, there is life’.
Our curriculum encourages us to let our environment become a valuable teacher and we endeavour to keep our environment warm, stimulating and safe where children can discover, learn and explore on their own and alongside others in our mixed aged setting. This, in turn, empowers their physical and spiritual well-being and lays the foundation for their early years.
Equally, staff bring forth a wealth of discovery and learning with provocations and stimulating activities to support development and instill a passion for learning from the youngest age.
ERO report Dannemora 2016
The children are happy and engaged in their learning. They have good opportunities to mix together and develop their social skills. They have access to all areas of play and are free to choose activities based on their interests and preferences. Both inside and outside learning areas are well designed and offer challenges and resources for children to explore.
The children experience close and trusting relationships with teachers. Teachers are respectful and aware of children’s learning needs and strengths. They work alongside children, supporting them in their play and exploration, and helping children to develop oral language.
Parents who spoke to ERO during the review appreciate the frequent opportunities that teachers provide for conversations about children’s progress and development. They value the interactive electronic portfolios showing their child’s learning journey
The 2013 ERO report noted how well the centre catered for children’s cultural diversity. It also commended the quality of relationships and interactions between children and staff. These aspects are still strengths in the centre.
Meet Our Team
Hi everyone, I am very fortunate to manage a great centre and an awesome team. All children are competent and confidant learners. I believe all children are born with great potential and I feel blessed to be a part of developing the foundation to their greatness. I love cooking and baking. I also enjoy going for walks.
Assistant Manager/ Pre-school Teacher
My name is Tania, I hold a Diploma of Teaching, am fully registered and have been teaching for 22 years. I live in Pakuranga and have two beautiful girls, Chloe and Ellie. I have a real passion for Early Childhood Education and strive to be the best teacher that I can be. Along with my fellow teaching team at Just Kidz, (whom I have been a part of for the past 8 years), we certainly carry out this goal. Children in their early years are certainly a real delight and wonder and I’m so pleased that I can be on this journey with you and your family.
Toddler Room Teacher
My Name is Iveta Voyvodova. I am originally from beautiful Bulgaria and have been living in New Zealand since January 2002. I have been part of the Just Kidz family since 2013 and am currently working towards my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. I don’t consider working with children a job, but a vocation. My desire is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, where children can develop and grow to be confident learners
Baby/ Infants Teacher
Kia ora! My name is Paige Huang. I come from the Southeast of China and I can speak Cantonese and Mandarin. I believe children deserve the best and thus, they deserve the best teachers. I gained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. I am a fully registered teacher and a mentor for my provisional peers. My teaching journey began at Just Kidz Dannemora in 2009 and I have spent the past eight years teaching in the under 2’s. Children of a young age never cease to amaze me. I consider it a privilege to participate in your child’s earliest years of life and support them to learn and grow with my wonderful fellow teachers.
Hi, my name is Jenny Wang. I’m originally from China and have made New Zealand my home. I hold a Bachelor of Education in ECE and I am a fully registered teacher. I have been part of our Just Kidz family since 2016. I nurture our under two’s and toddlers in the baby/toddler room. I believe in building long lasting and reciprocal relationships and seeing the child as a whole, allowing them time and space to explore and grow, with my care and support.
Kia ora, my name is Azaria, I am a passionate New Zealander with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. I am provisionally registered working towards my full registration. I believe it is my role to nurture and guide children as they grow and develop.
Kia ora! My name is Hardeep Kaur and I was born in India and I have lived in New Zealand from the past 15 years. I hold a Diploma (Level 5) in ECE and a certificate (Level 4). I have worked as a reliever teacher at Just Kid Dannemore form the last four years. My teaching philosophy is that every child is unique and has it own ways of learning. Every child comes to the centre bring in their culture and values. Through culturally responsive practice we can build effective and trustworthy relationships with children and their families. We follow the treaty based curriculum where every child is unique and special. I provide equal opportunities for all children. We celebrate diversity at Just Kidz. For the time being I will be working as a cook at Just Kidz Dannemora.