Our People

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Holly Green, Centre Manager

Kia ora

My name is Holly and I am the Centre Manager for Lollipops Newton. 

I am a Qualified and Registered Teacher and have been a Centre Manager for Evolve Education for around 6 years now. Early Childhood Education has always been a passion for me. I have been in the sector for over 16 years with many more to come.

To provide tamariki with a safe and fun learning environment is what I strive for each and every day. I am a firm believer that children learn through doing and exploring...learning through play is the best way to learn. I love to get in a explore alongside the children, messy play, science experiments and of course some good old fun.

I am a mum of two young teenagers and a fluffy little cat. 

In my spare time I like to read, garden, and go on beach walks with my family. 

I look forward to getting to know you and your families while we explore learning through play. 

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Mihiri Abeysundara, Preschool Team Leader

My name is Mihiri. I am fully qualified teacher and have been with Lollipop since 2013. I am passionate about working with pre-schoolers and was also privileged to teach in Dubai for 9 years and teaching in NZ since 2004. I feel very fortunate to be able to shape the future generations, helping them learn and grow and help prepare them with their next journey in life as they are getting ready for primary school. I look forward to being a  part of yours and your child’s journey within ECE.