Why choose us?

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

  • Cozy and welcoming and family oriented centre
  • Small group size for Under 2’s, with a maximum of eight babies
  • Home from home environment
  • Part of the Resource Wise schools programme
  • Our whanau teacher approach fosters strong relationships with children and families
  • Passionate teachers who love what they do
  • Great facilities
  • Lots of fun activities
  • Strong community focus
  • Join us and explore nature with 'Forest Kindy' excursion once per week

Our philosophy

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

 At Lollipops Pāpāmoa we provide a nurturing, respectful and loving environment for tamariki aged 3 months to 5 years old. We celebrate individuality, culture, wairua and diversity with our tamariki through our inclusive and bi cultural curiculum, Te Whāriki (New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curiculum)

We believe in creating a sense of tūrangawaewae, connecting with home and whānau, developing warm reciprocal relationships (ngā hononga) to enhance the children’s sense of mana atua (well-being) and mana whenua (belonging). Empowering tamariki to contribute to their own learning in a holistic manner.

As intentional Kaiako we strive to role model manaakitanga, showing empathy for our place, our environment and our animals through a culture of care and guardianship, kaitiakitanga.

Our overall aspiration at Lollipops Pāpāmoa is to nourish our tamariki by supporting their physical development, emotional uniqueness and spiritual connectedness.


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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.