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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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Happy Holi from Lollipops Pukekohe

In the first week of March, Lollipops Pukekohe celebrated the "Holi" Indian colour festival.


Traditional Cook Island Performance at Lollipops Airport

Recently the Lollipops Airport centre had the privilege of being entertained by a traditional Cook Island performance. One of the preschoolers, 4-year old Khloe performed with her grandfather, nanna, uncle and dad on the Cook Island drums.


Heart Day at Lollipops Ruapehu Drive

Lollipops Ruapehu Drive in Palmerston North held their Heart Day on the 14th of February. Heart Day is celebrated on the same day as Valentine's Day to raise awareness for the New Zealand Heart Foundation.


Lollipops Blighs Road & the Maui Dolphin

After writing a letter to the Prime Minister about the plight of the Maui dolphin (which is on the edge of extinction) Lollipops Blighs Road received a letter back, and held an art auction.



  • Our son went right through the Lollipops Hazeldean classes (from 6 months old and is now at school) and our daughter has done the same (and is now in the prep room).

    We would highly recommended this fantastic preschool as the teaching staff and management/admin are very friendly, skilled, and supportive, and have helped immeasurably in shaping the lives of our children.

    Also with delicious and nutritious meals provided and the ability to adjust hours to suit makes it so convenient. We never considered another preschool option, and have never changed our mind that Lollipops Hazeldean is the best place for us and our children!

    Nathan and Dawn Fletcher

  • Our daughter has thrived in the nurturing environment created by the wonderful team at Lollipops Patten Street.

    Jeanne & Warren

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

    Alix Houghton

  • To the teachers in the Rising 5's and all the teachers throughout the centre who have supported Braden.  Thank you for all your hard work.  It has been a fun and also challenging journey and we will miss you all.  Braden would not have come as far as he has without the work you have put in, Lollipops Hastings.

    Thank you very much for everything you’ve done for us, especially for Milla. It’s been a great journey with you Milla has grown into a very confident and happy girl. Wish you all the very best, with Love Milla and Irena.

    Milla and Irena

  • I just wanted to thank you and the teachers so much for all your help with Bethany and Daycare. You all are so wonderful and attentive. She has grown leaps and bounds just from being there with you all in the past year. She is with her Dad these holidays and they have gone away on a trip so sadly she won't be in for her last day to say bye to her friends and everyone. I will definitely pop in myself when I can to thank everyone. I will be back at work September and for sure will be putting Baby Heaven in with you all. Her account has be paid up to day just done had now. Thank you again for all your help and hard work with her. xox God Bless.

    Holly Schwalger

  • 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 has been a second home for Aadya from the time she has joined the centre, initially it was very difficult for me as a mother but the love, comfort and care provided by the teachers in Taniwha room compelled me to forget all my worries...

    I have seen amazing transformation in Aadya (be it her walking, talking, social) etc, over she is growing to be a more independent girl and I am so proud to see that.

    Lastly, I would like to give special thanks to her primary care giver, Parminder who has been a source of relief for me specially in the initial days.

    Parnika Agnihotri

  • We would like to express a HUGE thank you for all your hard work. We cannot tell you enough just how grateful and happy we were to leave Rares in your care. We know every first time parent would probably feel the same but you are such an amazing team of teachers and it shows.

    Thank you

    Rares, Iuliana and Dragos Florea

  • 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

  • To all teachers at Lollipops- My daughter Ashley has been attending Lollipops since she was 14 months old and she will be 5 years old soon. As a parent of Ashley, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent achievements and learning you have imparted to my daughters progress. Thank you so much for being there for Ashley, teaching her and loving her. You help and guide my daughter every single day in building the foundation of her knowledge. It is nice to feel so confident and safe knowing she is in your care and you are the reasons behind these wonderful achievements. We will miss you more than you know. Thanks for everything

    Ashley and family