For early childhood learning.

Lollipops is a family-centred brand. These are high quality centres, with a natural theme. Lollipops embraces the spirit of freedom that every Kiwi child has the right to feel, our 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, learning through Ako principles.

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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.

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Rabbits at Lollipops Te Rapa

Lollipops Te Rapa recently welcomed two mini lop rabbits to their family.

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Lollipops Hazeldean visits Hagley Park

The Preschoolers from Lollipops Hazeldean in Christchurch embraced the wet and the cold for a visit to Hagley Park.

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Te Reo Singalong at Lollipops Millennium

The highlight of this week was the long-awaited "Singalong Te Reo Show" conducted by Sharon and Alan Halt.

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Family Takeaway Evening at Lollipops Blighs Road

Lollipops Blighs Road had a great turn out for Family Takeaway Evening with lots families joining, and some entertainment from Melanie Poppins!

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Testimonials

  • 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

  • To be a Lollipops Teacher is not just a skill but it’s a gift. Gift to love kids to life. You are all God’s blessings to us. You gave us peace in leaving our little angels in your hands. And we are so grateful to have you as daily interim mother to our kids especially to our Ezekiel. God bless and more power to all of YOU!

    Ebdane family

  • I love that the staff are always smiling and friendly, even after an inside day.

    Mel Childs

  • 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

  • My granddaughter Olivia Malcolm has been attending Lollipops Educare Birkenhead for the last three years.

    During this time, myself and our family have been extremely satisfied with the care and education Olivia has received.

    On a weekly basis I have been at this daycare. Additionally, I have attended many functions.

    At all times I have been very impressed with the educational programmes, particularly evidenced by Olivia's communication, literacy and numeracy skills. Olivia has benefitted from a caring and nurturing environment and particularly enjoys a close ongoing relationship with Sunita. Olivia enjoys and enthusiastically participates in special days and events such as 'Superhero Day', 'Pyjama Day', 'Recycle Fashion Parade' and the Christmas Party. Parents and relatives are always warmly welcomed and personally greeted.

    Olivia is clearly thriving at this establishment and we are thankful for the positive experience our precious one is enjoying.

    I have worked in education from Primary School to Tertiary level over many decades. so feel that I can cast an appraising eye and make sound judgements.

    Sharon Dower

  • 18 months old daughter loves Lollipops. How do I know? Because she is smiling when the lift opens in the morning, because she waves and smiles to everybody we meet in the hall, because she gives high fives, because she hugs her teacher, because I see joy on her face when I arrive in the afternoon. That is why I love Lollipops, too.  

    Csilla

  • I was so pleased to see the wonderful display of Makaton at daycare that Jo had constructed.

    Sophia has been learning Makaton as a way of communicating for 2 years now due to a delay in her speech language development and we have found it so helpful for her and us.

    Embracing Makaton at daycare is so inclusive, as a mum that initiative from Sophia's teachers is just so wonderful to see.

    It is also a useful skill for the teachers and other children to learn.

    Thank you Jo!!


  • The teachers are amazing with my child and what a great location.

    Alix Houghton

  • Shakira had a great start on her first day at primary school yesterday without an orientation! Huge thank you to Sangetta and her team for being part of Shakira's learning journey.

    Shakira have develop her social skills, independence, speech and learning to share with the other kids at this centre.

    Being a busy parent is important to choose a daycare that will make a big impact on your kids learning journey and I will highly recommend lollipop Central Park to any of my friends n work mates.

    once again Shakira will be missing her friends and the lollipop Central Park team!!

    Thank you Sangetta!!!

    Sheena

  • Apologies for the late comment regarding mothers day but I wanted to say a huge thank you! It was my third mothers day celebrated at the centre and the staff and children always put in an amazing effort, this year was fantastic! The picture wall was a huge highlight :)

    A huge congratulations to deandra also. Charlotte and I will miss you SO much but we cannot wait to see your inevitably gorgeous bundle of joy xx

    Mellisa and Nathan Belleville (Charlot and Connor’s Parents)