We have two children at Lollipops and are very happy with the care they receive. The staff are very friendly, approachable and have built a strong rapport with the kids. As a parent it has been great to use the staff as a sounding board for behaviors at home and options to ensure continuity between home and Lollipops.
The facilities are reasonably new and well looked after, don’t be fooled by thinking the outdoor area is small, our kids are often out for bush walks or visits further afield. They also support football and swimming activities for the kids inside centre hours on a term by term basis for an additional fee.
As a family with two full time working parents the fact that nappies and freshly cooked meals are provided makes all the difference when getting ready in the morning. The opening hours give us the flexibility to manage the fluctuating hours associated with Army life. We have been very happy with the quality and value provided in regards to this.
Thank you to the staff of Lollipops for such a great service, we both regularly recommend Lollipops to friends who are looking at childcare options
Hunter & Micaela
Lollipops Ruapehu Drive
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.
Lollipops on Ruapehu Drive has provided excellent education and care for both of our daughters since they were seven months old. The educators at Lollipops are lovely, warm and caring who build strong supportive bonds with the children. The kids are always happy, relaxed and confident to approach their teachers with stories, questions or just for a cuddle. Our eldest daughter has now moved on to school and Lollipops has provided her with such good preparation that the transition has been seamless. Our youngest daughter loves it so much there that it often takes a good half an hour just to convince her to leave at the end of the day.
Nappies and nutritious food provided throughout the day is great. Lollipops also take the time to investigate and implement extracurricular activities for the kids such as swimming lessons, bush walks, football lessons, and trips out of town such as to the Wellington Zoo. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the teachers are always available to talk about the kids’ day. They also make good use of Storypark, an online journal of our child’s activities which is lovely to see pop up at work.
We would happily recommend Lollipops on Ruapehu Drive to any parent and will be sad to leave this community when both our daughters are at school.
Thanks Peta, to you, Sue, and the staff. You have all been of enormous support to our family, and especially to me during the time Kate was away, of which I can’t thank you enough. Your teaching and culture that you instilled into Grace, and James for the time he spent with you, has been fantastic. Kate and I couldn’t have asked for a better start to life for Grace which has definitely given her the tools to succeed going forward into school and later.
We are going to miss the outgoing personalities and those positive smiles we always received from you all when it was time for drop off, especially needed when I’d been up all night with a sick or unsettled child, it just seemed to make mine and Kate’s day.
Marc and Kate Mackie
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.
I love that the staff are always smiling and friendly, even after an inside day.