Our Rooms

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

Mana Room

This homely and nurturing space caters for the youngest members of our Lollipops family, our little ones aged up to 12 months.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens
Settling in with play and exploration alongside teachers. Infants’ individual routines with bottles and sleeps will be adhered to as per parent requests. Nappies will be changed every two to three hours or sooner if needed.

9:15 am: Morning tea (documented in individual children's notebooks)

9:30 am: Play and exploration alongside teachers (outdoors open weather permitting)

11:00 am: Lunch is offered to all infants who are awake (if anyone is asleep, they will be offered lunch upon waking). This will be documented in the children’s notebooks.

11:30 am: Older infants will be settled into bed to sleep. They will be checked every ten minutes (younger infants will sleep at agreed upon times with whanau and checked every five minutes). While older infants are sleeping the younger ones will be actively playing and exploring.

2:15 pm: Afternoon tea (documented in individual children's notebooks)

2:30 pm: Play and exploration alongside teachers (outdoors open weather permitting)

5:00 pm: Late snack

5:15 pm: Quiet play and story time with teachers

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Wairua Room

This vibrant room is home away from home for our lovely 1 to 2 year olds.

Daily Routine

7.30am:  Centre opens

9:00 am: Open outside, free play both indoors and outdoors

9:15 am: Morning tea

11:15 am: Lunch time

11:30 am: Most children get ready for sleep

1.30 pm: Open outside, free play both indoors and outdoors/children changed as they wake

2:15 pm: Afternoon tea

3:15 pm: Change time

4:00 pm: Free play, tidy up and wind down time/get things ready for home time

5:00 pm: Late snack

5:30 pm: Centre closes

* Although we have a set routine it is flexible for each child’s individual needs.

Manawa Room

This is where our 2 to 3 year olds have fun, learn and grow.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens, free play

9:15 am: Morning kai

9:30 am: Free play

10:30 am: Tidy up time

10:45 am: Opportunity to join group time

11:20 am: Lunch time

11:45 am: Sleep time for the children who sleep/quiet activities provided

1:00 pm: Free play

2:15 pm: Afternoon kai

2:30 pm: Free play

4:30 pm: Late snack

4:45 pm: Free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Tinana Room

The dynamic and engaging Tinana Room is ideally equipped for our busy 3 to 4 year old children.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens, free play

9:30 am: Rolling morning tea starts/free play

11:15 am: Clean up time

11:30 am: Mat time

11:45 am: Lunch

12:00 pm: Sleep time for those who sleep/free play

2:30 pm: Rolling afternoon tea

3:30 pm: Tidy up time inside and outside/free play

4:45 pm: Late snack and story/free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Hinengaro Room

The last step on their Lollipops Hastings journey, Hinengaro is where our big kids prepare for the next phase of their learning journey - primary school!

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens, free play

9:30 am: Rolling morning tea starts/free play

11:15 am: Clean up time

11:30 am: Lunch, free play

2:30 pm: Rolling afternoon tea

3:30 pm: Tidy up time inside

3:45 pm: Hinengaro Room is closed, and children are able to play outside and in the Tinana room/free play

4:45 pm: Late snack and story/free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes