Our People

Jo Hutchinson
Centre Manager

Kia Ora Koutou.  I have proudly been the Centre Manager at Lollipops Hastings for over a year now.  I have the privilege of working with a passionate team of dedicated teachers to provide the best quality care for your children.  I am married with 4 children and live locally.  I love Hawkes Bay, especially the weather and of course the people. My family and I enjoy competing in half marathons around the country, where we get to see the beautiful NZ scenery. 

Susan Laing
Team Leader in the Infant room

Susan is the team leader and a key care teacher in the infant room and works full time. Susan is a fully qualified and registered teacher, who holds a current first aid certificate. Susan comes from a large family of ten children and has one daughter of her own, who is 18 years old. “I love to provide the infants with a calm environment, where they feel respected and safe to explore the world

Holly MacCallum
Team Leader in the Mini Todds room

Holly is a key care teacher in the infant room and works full time. Holly is a fully qualified and provisionally registered teacher. “I love working with infants and providing them with a peaceful, nurturing environment, filled with creative and challenging experiences”.

Rachelle Myles
Team Leader in the Rising 5’s room

Kia ora families.  My name is Rachelle Myles and I am the team leader for the Rising 5’s room. I have been working within the centre for the past six years, working with children between 2 – 5 years. I have a beautiful daughter Gracie who also attends Lollipops and absolutely loves it here.

My passions are creative arts but I am also exploring more of active movement and Te Ao Maori. I work alongside a great team of teachers who are a wealth of experience and knowledge. Together we work together creating a warm and inviting room for your child to learn alongside their peers. We encourage and promote skills to assist them when the move onto their next journey at school.

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