Our Rooms

Lollipops Swanson has three separate rooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children. Each age group also has its own outdoor play area, designed so that children can enjoy safe, fun activities that activate their imaginations and inspire discovery and learning.


Daily Routine

7:30 am onwards: Welcome children and communicate with parents/breakfast available until 8:00 am

8:30 – 9:30 am: Rolling morning tea

9:30 am: Nappy changing and toileting/inside and outside play/art activities and provocations set up inside and on deck

10:45 am: Change clothes if needed/wash hands

11:00 am: Group time – songs, dancing, stories

11:15 am onwards: Lunch and bottles/children settle for sleep/younger children follow their own individual routines

12:30 pm: Nappies and toileting/indoor and outdoor play

2:00 pm: Songs/afternoon tea

2:15 pm: Exploring and free play

4:15 pm: Tidy up/late snack

4:30 – 6:00: Farewell children and discuss children’s day with whanau

Our routine is flexible to meet out children’s needs throughout the day. Children sleep and have bottles as required and meal times are flexible depending on their needs.

Learning experiences are provided throughout the day and children can access indoor and outdoor spaces.

Nappies are checked every two hours, or as needed.

Toddler Room

The next step on their journey is our Toddlers Room which caters for our 2 to 3 year olds.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens, children welcomed, breakfast

9:00 am: Morning tea
Music, singing, fun and exploration
Nappies and toileting

11:30 am: Group time
Nappies and toileting

11:45 am: Wash hands

12:00 pm: Lunch time and bottles for those who have them

12:30 pm: Sleep and rest time

1:50 pm: Children start waking up/nappies and toileting

2:15 pm: Afternoon tea
Different activities set up for children to learn and explore

4:00 pm: Preschool children join Toddler Room

4:30 pm: Late snack

5:30 pm: All remaining children join Nursery/farewell children and families

6:00 pm: Centre closes

Preschool Room

Our Preschool Room is where our 3 to 5 year olds prepare for their transition to school.

Daily Routine

7:30 am: Centre opens, parents and children welcomed

9:00 am: Morning tea
Active exploration, experimenting, interacting, building social skills

11:15 am: Tidy up time

11:30 am: Mat time – story telling, morning talk, singing and actions

12:00 pm: Lunch (wash hands, karakia, get seated)

12:30 pm: Toileting
Rest or sleep for those who sleep
Discovering, exploration, interaction, communication

2:00 pm: Afternoon tea

2:15 pm: Play time, active exploration

4:00 pm: Tidy up time

4:30 pm: Preschool and Toddlers join together
Late snack

4:40 pm: Active exploration, experimenting, experiencing and sharing ideas

5:00 pm: Preschool, Toddlers and Nursery all join together for free play, interaction, exploration and communication

6:00 pm: Centre closes