Our Rooms

Lollipops Lynfield is currently separated into three classrooms – one room for our under 2s and two rooms for our over 2s. Each classroom has its own beautifully designed outdoor play area.

Under Two’s

Our under 2s environment is a calm, caring and nurturing home away from home, where every child feels they have a place and knows they are cared for.  Our teachers have strong relationships with both children and parents and open communication is encouraged.  We use daily communication books to let parents know about their child’s day. Our learning curriculum is flexible depending on the age and stage of each child. Teachers work alongside children to develop an environment and programme that supports each individual.

Daily Routine

7:30 – 9:30 am: Welcome parents and children, quiet settling activities

9:00 am: Younger babies have bottles and prepare for sleep according to individual routines

9:30 am: Morning tea

9:45 am: Free play – indoor and outdoor experiences

11:30 am: Lunch  

12:00 – 2:00 pm:  Most of the older children sleep, the younger babies enjoy one on one interactions with the teachers

2:30 pm:  Afternoon tea

2:45 pm: Free play

4:00 pm: Late snack

4:30 pm: Free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Over Two’s

Our over 2s environment is set up to inspire open ended questioning, provoke thinking and challenge our tamariki’s little minds. Teachers work alongside children, encouraging them to extend their thinking and learning. Teachers observe each child to see what their interests are, and from here a learning pathway is created. We use Storypark (an online tool) to communicate with parents and families about their child’s learning journey.

Kiwi Room Daily Routine

7:30 – 9:30 am: Welcome parents and children, quiet settling activities

9:00 am: Younger babies have bottles and prepare for sleep according to individual routines

9:30 am: Morning tea

9:45 am: Free play – indoor and outdoor experiences

11:30 am: Lunch  

12:00 – 2:00 pm:  Most of the older children sleep, the younger babies enjoy one on one interactions with the teachers

2:30 pm:  Afternoon tea

2:45 pm: Free play

4:00 pm: Late snack

4:30 pm: Free play

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Pukeko Room Daily Routine

7:30 am:  Start the day with the Kiwi whanau – welcome families, settle tamariki, calm music, breakfast, free play

9:00 am: Pukeko whanau get together – greeting time, morning exercises

9:05 am:  Free play - children choose to engage in different curriculum/learning areas

9:35 am: Tidy up alongside teachers

9:45 am:  Whanau time - greetings in different languages, sharing stories, reading books, show and tell, talking about positive boundaries from our Pukeko Treaty, discussions about common interests
* Children are empowered to lead whanau time

10:00 am: Morning tea - karakia, children use tongs to serve themselves, empty their plates after eating and stack them on the trolley (self-help skills)

10:20 am: Free play inside and outside - learning experiences follow children’s interests and include writing and painting

11:35 am: Tidy up alongside teachers

11:45 am: Whanau time

12:00 pm: Lunch – karakia, calm music, encouraging self-help skills

12:30 pm:  Free play inside and outside

2:30 pm:  Tidy up time

2:40 pm:  Whanau time

2:50 pm: Afternoon tea

3:15 pm: Free play inside and outside

3:50 pm: Tidy up time

4:00 pm:  Calm experiences for children together with Kiwi whanau

5:00 pm:  Late snack

5:30 pm: Centre closes

Children (tamariki) are our first priority. Our flow of the day is flexible to meet children’s needs and learning. Learning experiences are provided by the teachers (kaiako) keeping in mind children’s interests to extend their learning, support and foster their learning dispositions and have fun.