Oteha Valley A childcare centre your family will love


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A homely centre with fantastic outdoor spaces, Lollipops Oteha Valley provides love and inspiration for 2 – 6 year olds

Our passionate teaching team incorporates the Reggio Emilio philosophy and have a strong bicultural focus. Beautiful outdoor spaces that invite adventure and exploration and our Indoor Koru group which offers an extensive pathway to school programme.

Give your children the best of both worlds with fun and adventure, respectful learning and challenging programmes. Contact Lollipops Oteha Valley today.

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday:   7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

2 - 6 years

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Transition to school

Lachie has absolutely loved his 2 years at preschool – we can’t quite believe we wont be seeing you all each day. We thank you for the positive impact you have all had on Lachie during his preschool years and setting him up socially, mentally and emotionally for his next step into school.

We will miss you – thank you again for everything

I was so pleased to see the wonderful display of Makaton at daycare that Jo had constructed. Sophia has been learning Makaton as a way of communicating for 2 years now due to a delay in her speech language development and we have found it so helpful for her and us. Embracing Makaton at daycare is so inclusive, as a mum that initiative from Sophia's teachers is just so wonderful to see.


Dear everyone at Lollipops Oteha Valley, thank you so much for all of the love and support you have given to Georgia and our family over the past year. You have helped make her totally ready and confident and have embraced her individual spirit and love of dress ups. Without you guys life would be very tricky for us and it is lovely to know that when you drop your child off they are happy. Thank you so much

Kate, Jon, Aiden and Georgia

To the wonderful team at Lollipops Oteha Valley – Thank you for your thoughtful, respectful and caring approach to your work – Rosa has loved being at preschool, and this is because of you. 

Jacinda, Andrew and Rosa

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