Why choose us?

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

  • Purpose built, modern centre in a great location
  • Free nappies for under 2's (parents to provide for over 2's)
  • Onsite cook prepares healthy hot meals and home baking
  • Natural learning environment
  • Professional, passionate teachers
  • Regular walks to the local park and trips around the community
  • Reggio Emilia inspired focus
  • Lots of outdoor activities that connect children with nature
  • Regular cultural celebrations
  • Good relationship with Conifer Grove School

Our Philosophy

Here at ­­­Lollipops Takanini we believe that each child is unique / he ahurei te tamaiti and has a combination of abilities.

We strive to provide an environment where all children’s cultures are respected, celebrated and they can develop to their full potential as unique individuals who are confident in their sense of belonging. Our cultural values are underpinned and influenced by our understanding of tikanga and the Treaty of Waitangi.

It is our aim to provide the foundations of a developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Education programme which is underpinned by the principles and strands of Te Whariki.

We are dedicated to ensuring that parent/whanau involvement is encouraged in all decision making, in particular, guidance when seeking goals and aspirations for their children. It is our aspiration to ensure that these relationships are respectful, reciprocal and responsive. Therefore, we are committed to creating a meaningful learning community for our children and their families.

We strive to consistently promote a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of all children and their families. This is achieved through developing strong relationships with each other as a team, with children their families and the wider community. Our aim is to give children the tools and confidence to become competent and confident lifelong learners by viewing learning as fun and exciting in a safe and secure environment.

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.