Lollipops North Harbour has three separate buildings, specially designed for each age and stage. This means we can deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children.
Calm and peaceful, this centre is set up for the youngest members of the Lollipops family – from 3 weeks to 2.5 years. Up until the age of one, our children are assigned one core teacher, who takes on the primary care role. We follow the natural rhythms of each child, respecting individual routines and allowing children to grow and learn at their own unhurried pace.
This vibrant and engaging centre caters for our toddlers aged from approximately 2.5 to 3.5 years old. Here you’ll find plenty of opportunities for your child to develop their gross and fine motor skills and build confidence through climbing equipment and an environment that supports physical exploratory play. A full core curriculum is offered, and routines include pre-meal mat time, and kai time in which children use real china, and learn to wash their hands, sit at the table and develop self-help skills.
This building is home away from home for our children aged from 3 to 5. Here they are encouraged to be independent and take responsibility for themselves, their belongings and actions – crucial preparation for primary school. Divided into different spaces, our Nest is a hub for dramatic play, science and nature, blocks, books and puzzles, while our Art Studio gives children the opportunity to explore clay, paint, collage and beading. Koru Group is our transition to school room, where children explore all seven areas of the New Zealand primary curriculum. Big emphasis is placed around kai times, with a sit down lunch every day that supports self-help skills, independence and social skills.