Starting school is a significant event for children and for their families and a milestone which many of us celebrate. It is something many children look forward to. Most children settle easily into school, but a few find adjusting to the change takes time.
Just over the fence from Conifer Grove School is Lollipops Takanini, a warm and welcoming early childhood centre offering top quality care and education. A home away from home for local children, our beautifully designed, purpose built centre is a hub of inspiration and activity. Staffed by a passionate team of dedicated teachers, we support children to grow into happy, confident, competent and capable learners.
Want a winning start for your child? Come in and visit us at Lollipops Takanini.
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Session options: 6 hours for 3 days a week - Free for Over 3's (if between 8.30am-3.30pm)
- Morning Sessions: 7.00am-12.30pm
- Afternoon Sessions: 12.30m - 6.00pm
- Full days
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Ages Catered For:
3 months – 5 years
Read our centre's ERO review
Our son (now 3.5) started with team at Lollipops Takanini when he was 7 months old. After looking at local daycares for months leading up to this, we were beginning to think I wasn’t going to be able to return to work as we simply weren’t happy with what we had seen that other centres had to offer, this was until we were luckily enough to come across Lollipops Takanini.
From the minute we set foot in the centre we felt great ease with the quality of the staff as well as the centres resources and their philosophy.
Nothing has ever been too much trouble for Emma and her team, we have always been well informed of anything going on around the centre, as well as our sons development. He has learnt so much from his time here, and every day comes home with new stories and learnings from the day. He has made great friendships, including all of the staff, whom he just adores.
We will forever be grateful to Lollipops for allowing us to leave our son somewhere he thrives and loves attending, and somewhere we are fully confident with the quality of care he is receiving from the staff, who feel like an extension of our family.
I’m so pleased with all the great things that the day-care has achieved this year. Kakapo room, the team is amazing, we love all the teachers and we can see how well they work as a team. You have an amazing chef, Kasey, we love her.
I just want to congratulate you Emma and your team for your hard work, passion and dedication. You and your team have achieved great goals, and I’m sure lots of parents have noticed them.
You all play a very important part in our children lives and I cannot Thank You enough for your hard work and dedication.
Thanks so much
Evolve Education Group has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator in the 2019 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards.