Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why so many families choose Lollipops Orewa. Here are just a few of them:

  • Healthy meals provided
  • Safe and nurturing environment
  • Fresh and exciting curriculum
  • High staff to child ratios
  • Extended hours ideal for busy working parents (7:00 am – 6:00 pm), with the option of short day or 4 hour sessions
  • Multicultural and inclusive
  • We foster close relationships with our family and whanau
  • Little Scientists and Kids Aerobics come in once a week
  • Regular family events available and hosted by us
  • Foster sibling relationships within the centre

Our philosophy

At Lollipops Orewa we believe that respectful relationships are at the core of our teaching practice. We value our children, whanau and colleagues for their individuality and support our children to build respectful relationships. We learn how to respect others as well as our environment (Papatuanuku). We take pride in our environment and strive to help the children understand how important it is to take care of it. Whanaungatanga (sense of family connection) is paramount to our philosophy.

We understand that each child is unique with their own special approach and we instil them with the confidence to explore independently. We celebrate individuality and focus on people’s strengths to help them reach their full potential. We promote a nurturing environment to support the children to feel loved, safe and happy with a strong sense of belonging.

We foster an inclusive environment and encourage our whanau and wider community to spend time with us at the centre. We use our individual and group programme planning to cater for individual interests and to strengthen inclusive practice based around our early childhood curriculum – Te Whariki. We allow creativity and listen to all new ideas respectfully.

We strive to promote a trusting culture that promotes open and honest communication. This allows us to learn about having the ability to take on another’s perspective, learning from our past experiences and applying this to our social interactions. We enable children to gain positive communication skills to be able to express themselves and their needs. We thrive on building trusting and meaningful relationships with our tamariki and whanau to ensure their needs and aspirations are met.

We have an awareness and appreciation of the bi-cultural heritage of New Zealand and support the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the use of Te Reo Maori as a living language.

Quality care and education is imperative for our children to flourish. Our team are dedicated and committed to being enriching and inspiring in their daily practice. We commit to continuously extending our knowledge and evolving our teaching practice to consistently provide the best care and education for our tamariki.

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 100 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.