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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Christmas donations from Lollipops Newton for our community

Families at Lollipops Newton Rd generously donated gifts for women and children in need in our community to make their Christmas very special.

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Lollipops Grey Lynn Children's Xmas party

Despite the weather we all celebrated our magic of Christmas themed party together in style at Lollipops Grey Lynn.  Maize the magician was a hit, followed by performances from all of the children and finally a visit from Santa!

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नमस्ते Namaste! And Happy Diwali!

Lollipops Newton Road celebrated one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture this week – Diwali, the festival of lights.

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What's Cooking at Lollipops Pegasus?

Weekly baking and cooking classes are proving to be a big hit with the kids at Lollipops Pegasus.

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Testimonials

  • For a first time mum I was so nervous about putting my little boy into full time care at only 5 months old, the ladies in the little kiwis room were amazing really put my mind at ease from day one and enabled me to return to work relaxed that he was in great hands. They are so friendly and know days when he needs a few more cuddles. The ladies helped me so much with tips and tricks for sleeping and feeding, teething etc and I luv hearing what the lil guy has been up to when I pick him up in the arvo, such a great team! Thank you so much.

    Lachy's mum

  • 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.


  • 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
    Hastings

  • Our two boys attend Lollipops and we’ve seen them excel under their guidance.

    The staff have been excellent; they are kind, professional and supportive and have have quickly become great mentors for the children. 

    Mel

  • Archie loves going to Lollipops Hazledean early learning centre. From the start they made the transition smooth and seamless. Every day that I drop him off he is so excited to go and see his teachers and friends. The teachers make him feel so welcome and really put alot extra into making his day enjoyable. I cannot recommend this centre enough, and I know Archie agrees!

    Mark, Chloe and Archie
    Hazeldean

  • Lollipops on Ruapehu Drive has provided excellent education and care for both of our daughters since they were seven months old. The educators at Lollipops are lovely, warm and caring who build strong supportive bonds with the children. The kids are always happy, relaxed and confident to approach their teachers with stories, questions or just for a cuddle. Our eldest daughter has now moved on to school and Lollipops has provided her with such good preparation that the transition has been seamless. Our youngest daughter loves it so much there that it often takes a good half an hour just to convince her to leave at the end of the day.

    Nappies and nutritious food provided throughout the day is great. Lollipops also take the time to investigate and implement extracurricular activities for the kids such as swimming lessons, bush walks, football lessons, and trips out of town such as to the Wellington Zoo. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the teachers are always available to talk about the kids’ day. They also make good use of Storypark, an online journal of our child’s activities which is lovely to see pop up at work.

    We would happily recommend Lollipops on Ruapehu Drive to any parent and will be sad to leave this community when both our daughters are at school.

    Niki Murray

  • We have enrolled our daughter Aroha in Lollipops since she was 1 year old. We have examined approximately 4-5 day care centres in Pukekohe but we finally choose Lollipops as we heard from our friends that the staff here are really welcoming nature and experienced. When we sat the appointment and went there we received a very pleasant welcome from the director, Abashia and her staff. She is very kind, understanding, experienced and professional. She answered all of our questions and assured us that our baby would do great and we could call her anytime to check how she is doing.

    After the enrolment, for a few weeks it was uneasy and daunting for me to leaving Aroha but was rest assured that my baby was in the best capable care. I truly appreciated the effort they all made to settle her in the first few weeks and I noticed whenever I went to pick her up I  always seen her cuddled and snuggled with one of the teachers,

    Since then Aroha has grown confidence. She made a good connection with her teachers. One of the key tools which helped us watch Aroha progressing was the regular updates on Story park. We are really happy with her development and the skills she has developed from the past 1 and a half years. We are proud that we  have made a good decision by enrolling Aroha in Lollipops.

    I would happily recommend Lollipops to anyone who is looking for a safe , nurturing and friendly environment for their kids.

    Kamna and Amit Poddar

  • Lollipops Waiuku has been a wonderful place for our children to start their learning journeys. The staff are warm, friendly and clearly love what they do which made my transition back into the workplace so much easier knowing they were in great hands. The communication with teachers has been amazing, with regular updates on how our children are going. Lollipops has helped to spark a love of learning in both our children and they are consistently given opportunities for this to flourish with high quality learning opportunities. We are so very happy that we chose Lollipops.

    Katie

  • One thing I have always loved about Lollipops Grey Lynn is the respect they show to the children, and how they encourage them to show it to other children as well as the teachers. I also love the empathy the children learn while in your environment

    Laura

  • During Scarlett's time at Kids Inn we were very impressed with the help we received with toilet training, and during her time at Kakapos before starting school, we have loved all the opportunities she was given in Kiwi group.

    Thanks you so much for all your help and support, we know Scarlett and us will miss all you lovely teachers.

    Lee