The story of the Wonky Donkey has captured the hearts of children (and adults) across the globe – and this week youngsters at Lollipops Birkenhead were treated to a visit from the author himself. Craig Smith.
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Wonder, explore, learn.
These words capture the child-led learning environment that children so love about Lollipops: a place where children learn self-empowerment, finding their own solutions through doing practical things.
Lollipops embraces the spirit of freedom that every ‘kiwi kid’ has the right to feel. Our family–orientated purpose designed centres feel like the loving home our children left this morning. This is a uniquely New Zealand experience where your children blossom in partnership with our dedicated teachers.
Lollipops Rolleston held a Father's Day Family Evening with the fun “My Dad is my Super Hero” theme.
Sue, ever since day one you have always been so polite and positive, always sharing how my child has interacted with others what he does on a day to day basis. Every morning and afternoon you are so churpee it’s great.
Lollipops Vickery, what a wonderful place, they treat our kids like stars. The teachers there are a friendly bunch and we share a friendly laugh. My girl Zoe loves her teachers, her friends and bush kindy. I love to hear all the stories that have happened during the day. I love the fact that some of the kids like to sit down with me and read a book before I go to work. I couldn’t think of a better place to put my child while I work. She has been there since she was one and she has learnt so much from all the cool experiences and teachers and especially the friends she has made.
We love how Connor has been encouraged to develop at his own pace. The stories about Connor on Storypark are great, we really appreciate the teacher interactions with the stories that we post.
We appreciate the communication from Susan and Flo regarding Connor’s transition into the Mini Todds room. We like how Connor is learning to talk and this is being encouraged through talking to him at his level.
How the room is set up differently everyday to provide Connor with new challenges and to suit his interests.We love the new skills, actions and songs Connor comes home with. The nature of the teachers by way of excitement and pride when he achieves or maters a new skill.
Eve and Brendon Murphy
Little World is different to the other preschools, different in the sense of support that they provide to the children to settle in, learn and explore. The environment is always welcoming, caring and loving. They are based on the building of relationships with each and every child and all the staff are thoughtful and caring when it comes to looking after the children. So, in short I would say that Little World is the best place for little kids and I am glad that I made the right choice and would definitely recommend it to my friends. Thanks a lot for all the support provided to N in settling in.
Dad of N
I would like to let you know, how grateful I am for the love and care you have shown myself and my granddaughter. As you know, we have had some individual needs. Not once were we overlooked, and without hesitation, every team member dedicated time, research, other services available, knowledge, understanding, compassion and a listening ear.
Lollipops day-care centre, the programs, policies and procedures are always focused on our child's/moko's and whanau's best interests, whether that's educational, physical, cultural, diversity or self-discovery.
Each one of you, holds our children's/grandchildren's lives in your hands, they hold, your trust, in their hearts, every time, I walk out that door, you have my entire world! and that, is the privilege, I have entrusted, with this day-care.
Lialah & Tracey
Lollipops Aubrey Street
I would like to thank you all for all the support, caring and encouragement you all have given Reyansh. Reyansh has been showing interest in lots of different activities.
Thank you for creating such a challenging environment and learning for Reyansh. He Loves the Peanut song with all the actions. He has also shown lots of interest in other nursery rhymes and dancing. He has also been paying with balls – throwing and kicking them. He loves helping me and his Dad in the garden. Reyansh is also getting better. Reyansh has been saying a few words clearly.
Sherina & Ronil
I first visited Lollipops St Lukes in the early stages of my pregnancy in 2011 to see what it was like before enrolling my child.
I was welcomed into a warm, friendly and bright centre. The baby room was clean and warm and every person in the room was engaged with a child.
As a nervous first-time parent this put me at ease straight away.
I enrolled my son and he has attended full-time since the age of 11 months
In every stage of his learning journey he has been lucky enough to have excellent teachers. I can say this honestly and without exception. In a few months, he leaves for Primary school and we are confident he will be very school ready. The support I have received from the teachers has also been very meaningful and I have formed some great friendships within the centre.
My baby daughter also now attends the centre and has settled well. The Centre Director Catherine, and my daughters’ teachers in the Pariko Room have been very accommodating to us and welcome my lunchtime visits to breastfeed my baby. They even provided a chair for me to feed her in the nursery for morning drop off 😊
The centre encourages a feeling of belonging and the atmosphere is relaxed and intellectually stimulating for the children. The teachers are kind and loving.
The staff know my children well and speak freely and honestly if there are any issues or concerns and I know I can do the same.
I will be very sad to leave Lollipops Educare St Luke’s when the day comes. They are a huge part of our daily lives as both my husband and I work full-time.
I would recommend the centre to anyone who is considering placing their child in day-care.
As parents it is impossible for us to stop worrying about our child. But at the back of our minds we are at peace because we know C is in the good hands of teachers like you. We appreciate your time, your patience and all your hard work. Thank you for the cuddles. Thank you for understanding his body language. Thank you for the kisses that wiped away his tears. Thank you for making a difference in his life. Thank you for being there.
Pol & Amor
It's been amazing seeing the transition unfold from Tui Room to Kakapo Room. So much great stuff for our son and his little mates to take on being the little fishes again in the big pond. Thanks (teacher) for your support in our son’s development. We both have so much to be grateful for having him develop so well at Lollipops
Thank you for looking after Karol, caring, helping, teaching, supporting her and many more. You have been not only a teacher but a friend and one more family member for Karol and us. Words cannot explain how thankful we are for your help and dedication you put in to take care of Karol. Muchas gracias por ser parte de la vida de Karol /Thank you for everything
Karol’s family Liliana, Carlos and Karen and Karol