Hi, I’m Renata Jayne. I’m a children’s storyteller, musician and educator, and I also help big kids take care of the little kids through speaking about children’s music and storytelling at conferences and in-service workshops.
I started off working with young children in 1991. Fifteen years after filled with a mixture of travel and full time work I decided to do more with my passion for children, stories and music. I became a children’s musician and storyteller of sorts, hitting the road with shows that the kids are still loving today.
It’s a great life and I love what I do! So far I’ve presented to hundreds of thousands kids in a variety of different places in Australia (and a few in Africa and the USA too). My boots, guitar and suitcases have been spotted by kids kindy to grade 2, in vacation care and OSHC programs, at festivals, fetes and events and in shopping centers… anywhere from the Gold Coast to Toowoomba to the Sunshine coast, and also in regional centers.
Different shows concentrate on specific issues and they’re all written to compliment the curriculum. I help prepare kids for the world by rousing their awareness of different cultures, helping them understand social and family issues, and empowering their little souls with the knowledge they are active participants in their world. I have fun, musical shows for just about anything kids need to know, including some to compliment the K-2 curriculum.
Speaking, Conferences and In-service Workshops
I also teach grown up kids! There are workshops on music, drama and storytelling for kids for
- early childhood educators of all sorts
- family daycare and childcare associations
- indigenous communities
- environmental organisations
- health departments
and more – just ask. I have huge experience in storytelling, music, drama and concepts like multiculturalism.
Testimonial from prep/Year 1 Teachers Bracken Ridge State School
“We highly recommended Renata’s Shows. Renata’s electric vibe and combination of music and movement keeps the students engaged and entertained.
In Year One, we had the Multicultural Storytelling Show. In Prep, we had the Rhyming Show. Both shows were affordable, highly engaging, interactive and educational.”
Why not check out my facebook page? Catch you there!