Waikato Hospital’s Lollipops centre, located on Pembroke 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.