Our Rooms

Lollipops Blighs Road has four separate rooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children.  

Tui Room

The Tui Room caters for our children up to the age of 14 months.  It is a beautiful, calm area where our youngest children can develop at their own pace. We provide lots of opportunities to explore and grow in a safe, clean, homely space – and there’s a spacious playground with real grass!

Daily Routine

7:30 – 9:15 am: Centre opens, settling children

9:30 am: Morning tea

10:00 am: Activities

11:30 am: Lunch

12:00 pm: Sleep/free play inside and outside

1:00 pm: Catering for individual child’s routine and needs

2:30 pm: Afternoon snack

3:00 pm: Free play

4:15 pm: Late snack

4:30 pm: Free play

5:45 pm: Centre closes

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Depending on numbers each morning, some days we encourage tuakana-teina and bring the Tui children into the Kakapo Room from 7:30 – 9:00 am. Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine, and meal times are also flexible depending on their needs. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappies are checked every two hours, before children go to sleep, when they wake up, and then again before they go home as per centre policy.

Kakapo Room

Designed for our 1 to 2 year olds, the Kakapo Room is a spacious area with lots of learning opportunities, including stairs to a loft area. We have a covered deck leading to a large outdoor area with blossom trees, a vegetable garden and a strawberry patch.  Plus, we’ve got a pet fish

 

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Room opens, settle in time

9:15 am: Morning mat time and wash hands

9:30 am: Morning tea

9:45 am: Free play – inside and outside flow/appropriate activities set up

11:15 am: Mat time

11:30 am: Lunch then bottles

12:30 pm: Sleep time for those who require it, free play for others

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea

2:45 pm: Free play

4:15 pm: Late snack

4:30 pm: Free play

6:00 pm: Centre closes

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine, and meal times are also flexible depending on their needs. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappies are checked every two hours, before children go to sleep, when they wake up, and then again before they go home as per centre policy.

Kiwi Room

This is home away from home for our 2 to 3.5 year olds. The Kiwi Room features a large playground with a vegetable garden, a pet rabbit and pet turtle.  There’s a strong focus on learning through play with lots of sensory and exploratory play opportunities.

 

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Room opens/free play inside and outside
All children over 2 get dropped off in the Kiwi Room

8:45 am: Pukeko Room opens
Tidy up and children go to their classes

9:15 am: Mat time – welcome songs, discussion about the day

9:30 am: Handwashing and morning tea

10:00 am: Nappies

11:15 am: Mat time

11:30 am: Handwashing and lunch time

11.45 am: Sleep time for those sleeping/nappies

12:00 pm: Free play inside and outside

2:00 pm: Tidy up outside/nappies

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea

3:00 pm: Most children go home, free play inside and outside

4:00 pm: Over 2s rooms combine for rest of day

4:30 pm: Late snack

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappies are checked every two hours, before children go to sleep, when they wake up, and then again before they go home as per centre policy.

Pukeko Room

The Pukeko Room is set up for our 3 to 5 year olds and highlights include a large playground with loads of equipment to inspire and challenge the children. There’s also blossom trees, a vegetable garden and a worm farm. Our young adventurers also enjoy our weekly forest excursions!

 

Daily Routine

9:00 am: Welcome time, discussion about what we’ll be doing today

9:30 am: Karakia and morning tea – children use tongs and self-serve with support

9:45 am: Free play/activity time

  • Outside play including sandpit, water, running, climbing and jumping
  • Tables are set with activities the children have chosen
  • Arts and crafts
  • Scissors and pencils provided for cutting and writing skills
  • Activities to extend skills, knowledge and attitude

11:00 am: Tidy up time and mat time – storytelling, dance and movement

11:30 am: Lunch time – children wash hands and sit with their placement at the table, when finished they clear the space and put their cup and plate away

12:00 pm: Free play

2:15 pm: Tidy up time/small mat time (social or emotional skills games, physical games)

2:30 pm: Afternoon tea

2:45 pm: Children pack their bags/small mat time (children talk about their favourite part of the day)

4:00 pm: Head to Kiwi Room.

Special Pukeko Room Activities
Monday: Forest excursions (coming soon)
Tuesday: Playball
Wednesday: Yoga
Thursday: Kapa Haka
Friday: Dance classes

This routine is flexible to meet children’s needs throughout the day. Children sleep and have bottles as required for their individual routine, and meal times are also flexible depending on their needs. Learning experiences are provided throughout the day. Nappies are checked every two hours, before children go to sleep, when they wake up, and then again before they go home as per centre policy.