Ruapehu Drive A childcare centre your family will love


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Boasting great views of the Ruahine Ranges and Mount Ruapehu, Lollipops Ruapehu Drive is a home away from home for children of local families and those working in the New Zealand Defence Force (Linton Army Camp) and at Massey University. Family orientated, with great facilities, we nurture children to be their best – to be respectful, environmentally aware, resilient and independent.

Passionate and qualified teachers provide a safe, warm and supportive environment where your little one can have fun, learn and grow.

Ready for your child to become a confident lifelong learner? Join us at Lollipops Ruapehu Drive.

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201 Ruapehu Drive, Fitzherbert, Palmerston North 4410

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sessional hours: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

Infants through to school age

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3 rooms
Extended hours
Purpose built

I love that the staff are always smiling and friendly, even after an inside day.

Mel Childs

Sue, ever since day one you have always been so polite and positive, always sharing how my child has interacted with others what he does on a day to day basis. Every morning and afternoon you are so churpee it’s great.

I love how Tracy and Libby are with Ihaia they have so much love for him and are always bubbly.

Stacey Stevens

It's a great place for my kids, they love it! Teachers are very professional and great with children. It's a great place and I feel at peace when I'm away from my child.

Noelene Popata

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Childcare Assistance Update

Effective 1 April 2023, more people will be eligible for subsidy and the hourly subsidy rates will increase.


Heart Day at Lollipops Ruapehu Drive

Lollipops Ruapehu Drive in Palmerston North held their Heart Day on the 14th of February. Heart Day is celebrated on the same day as Valentine's Day to raise awareness for the New Zealand Heart Foundation.