Why choose us?

Lollipops Orewa is a purpose-built childcare centre where we embrace the natural world and our beautiful coastal location in Orewa. Our high staff to child ratios and qualified, caring teachers set us apart from other childcare centres.

We view each child as the amazing and unique being they are and support them in becoming curious, open-minded and confident little explorers with a love of learning.

We keep our programme fresh and exciting with regular trips into the community and with visitors such as the fire service or families who bring pet lambs and ponies. Our ‘Transition to School’ programme ensures each of our children are ready for their next challenge!

Our philosophy

Lollipops Orewa is a warm, friendly, family orientated centre that has a homely feel where social, loving and reciprocal relationships are formed between children, educators, parents and whānau. We value relationships with families and whānau, where parents/caregivers are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning through regular communication both formally and informally. 

Being inspired by the RIE approach and Reggio philosophies means that our educational programme, environment and centre culture reflect an image of the child that is rooted in absolute respect.

We believe that children learn naturally through play and we aim to foster each child’s social, physical, intellectual and cultural well-being. Our programme provides children with an environment that allows the space and time to grow and develop. We recognise the importance of a safe secure environment, where children are able to experience a balance of routines, familiar experiences, as well as stimulating challenges. We acknowledge Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum as the framework for everything we do as teachers. It guides and inspires our work with children.

We embrace the partnership of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and value the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa. We welcome biculturalism and value the contribution of different cultures.

We endeavour to provide a natural environment that creates, inspires and supports children to think, to wonder, to be challenged, to investigate further and to research their working theories of the world around them. Most of all we want our children to have fun! 

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 120 centres across New Zealand offering a range of top quality learning options for all of our families.

Our highly regarded brands – which include Active Explorers, Lollipops, Pascals, Learning Adventures, Little Wonders, Little Lights and Little Earth Montessori – nurture children to love learning and become the best they can be. Rich and diverse educational opportunities are delivered by passionate, experienced educators in purpose designed centres equipped with the latest learning resources.

Evolve Education Group is helping shape the future, preparing little minds for great things in today’s ever changing world.