Lollipops Waikato Hospital

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Waikato Hospital’s Lollipops centre, located on Pembrooke Street in Hamilton, provides a wonderful, convenient centre where children are part of a nurturing, family oriented environment.

Lollipops Waikato Hospital prides itself on open and honest communication between the centre and home. Staff work hard to build trusting and respectful relationships with families to ensure children have the best possible care and education. For children to be empowered, our educators provide opportunities for children to create and act on their ideas. We believe that in order for children to develop holistically, we must look at the child as a whole: “cognitively, socially, culturally, emotionally and spiritually,” (Te Whaariki 1996). We believe that all children must be treated as individuals and respected for their uniqueness. At Lollipops, we believe that the inclusion of family and the community are an integral part of each child’s positive development. We will work with parents in partnership acknowledging their role as their child’s first teacher.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

Centre Information

Centre Hours:

Monday – Friday  - 6:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Ages Catered For:

0 – 6 Years