Why choose us?

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

  • Conveniently located just minutes from Te Awa shopping centre and The Base
  • Our parkside location allows plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures
  • Our feeder schools are scattered around Hamilton and include Te Totara, Pukete, Te Rapa, St Peter Chanel and Hukanui primary schools
  • Multicultural environment
  • Small centre with just 50 children
  • All meals provided by our onsite cook who creates a delicious Healthy Heart menu
  • All our staff are qualified or in training
  • Free nappies
  • Drop off and pick up van service
  • Music Minstrels with Mrs Brown once a week
  • Talent of the Pacific Academic (TOPA) once a week
  • Regular excursions including bushwalks and library visits
  • Regular celebrations such as Grandparents’ Day, Pasifika Language week, Fijian Language Week, Niue Language Week, Diwali, Holi festival and Chinese New Year
  • In December we invite all families to take part in our Christmas celebration and concert
  • Lots of fun days throughout the year including baking day, bike day, teddy bear’s picnic day, and bring your animal day
  • Visits to schools and other community events for our Ready to School Programme
  • Partnerships with local marae, primary schools, rest homes, local businesses and other community organisations
  • Healthy Heart Gold Award
  • Engaging curriculum includes dance, yoga, Zumba, Playball, cooking, art and kapa haka

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is based around four pou – Kaitiakitanga, Mauri-ora, Tino Rangatiratanga and Te Whakakoha Rangatiratanga. These are the pillars of what we believe are important for our children to succeed. We value relationships, kindness, gratitude, positive communication and most of all, people.   We believe in the social and emotional development of children in preparation for school - and ultimately life - and provide them with a curriculum of kindness, awareness of themselves and others to grow to be socially competent individuals who will add value to our world in the future.

About Evolve

Evolve Education Group is a leader in early childhood education, with over 120 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.