Lollipops Hastings

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Our Story

Lollipops Hastings is located in the heart of the Hastings Central Business District.  We have links to our local community and you will often see us out on excursions in the community.

Most of our staff have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning and strive for the best learning outcomes for the children at the centre.  Our full time Cook, has worked very hard over the past year in gaining the highest level Healthy Heart Award, Pā Harakeke from the Heart Foundation. 

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

Centre Information

Centre Hours:

Monday - Friday 7.30 am to 5:30 pm

Full days, half days, morning and afternoon sessions.

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Ages Catered For:

3 months to 5 years old.

Centre Capacity:

Purpose built facility licensed to cater for 100 children.

We have the Infants Room (0-12 months), Mini Todds Room (12 months to 2 years), Young Children’s room (2 years to 3.5 years) and Rising 5’s room (3.5 to 5)

Healthy Hearts gold award

Healthy Hearts Gold Award
September 2017
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  • 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

  • We enrolled at Lollipops Hastings in 2013 when Stella was 3 months old. Words cannot express how grateful our family is for each and every one of the amazing Lollipops early childhood teachers and staff who have shared in our lives. At times, in Stella’s life so far, when all around us is chaos and changeable the one constant has been Lollipops; our second home.  Warmest regards, Josie and Stella Morris.

    Josie and Stella Morris

  • Thank you Mel and the Young Children team and Susan, Sam, Zoe and Nic and all the wonderful teachers Poppy has had. We will always remember our time at Lollipops and will miss you all.  Poppy and Rebecca Klee.

    Poppy and Rebecca Klee