We first attended Lollipops Te Rapa when my little girl was one. She used to be a very demanding and restless baby which made everyone exhausted. To my surprise and delight, in just a few days, she became quite regular with her naps and felt attached to one of the teachers. It was a great relief to all of us.
Then, we relocated overseas and when we came back three years later, we chose to send her back to Lollipops Te Rapa. It was wonderful to see some of the staff still there. I am impressed with the creative activities the teachers arrange every day (e.g. ice cream day, face painting day, garden day, beach day, dress up day, pizza day, water play and teddy bear’s picnic). My girl wakes up every day feeling excited about going to school. The teachers also encourage the children to make new friends and try new things. I have to say big thanks to all the staff for giving us so much support and guidance.
Lollipops Te Rapa is Adam’s and my home away from home. The teachers at the centre are caring and patient, Adam has grown so much, and he is a happy child in the Kiwi room.
I’ve had four of my five children go through Lollipops Te Rapa, with two currently attending, and have thoroughly enjoyed having them all there. As a busy working family, it's not easy leaving your babies in someone else's care, but at Lollipops we can leave knowing that they will be well looked after. They have all learnt a lot, and still are. I have recommended Lollipops to a lot of families as the best place to put their children.
I tell everyone about how wonderful your centre is – I feel Jackson is so safe here and always happy when I collect him
Thank you for everything you as teachers have done for Maiah during her time at your centre. She had so much fun and has gone off to school thriving.