Lollipops Blighs Road


40-42 Blighs Road, Strowan, Christchurch 8052

Childcare Type
Education and care centre
0 - 5

At Lollipops Blighs Road, every child is loved and respected for who they are, and each child is supported to grow up as a happy, confident and competent learner.

Featuring fantastic outdoor playgrounds, and safe, nurturing rooms, Lollipops Blighs Road is a home away from home for little explorers. Our strong focus on sustainability and diverse line up of activities and excursions will ensure your child is inspired and stimulated, while our team of passionate and dedicated teachers will help them learn and thrive.

Why choose us?

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

  • Great location, close to park for visits
  • Fantastic multicultural centre that celebrates diversity
  • Healthy Heart gold award
  • Cooked lunch
  • Nappies provided for under 2s
  • Weekly yoga sessions, playball, kapa haka
  • Regular visits to Elmswood Rest Home, Pitcairn Park, Papanui Library, Animates
  • Beautiful nursery rooms and playground with real grass
  • Large spacious playground for over 2s
  • Brain gym at mat times to switch on for learning
  • Father’s Day breakfast, Mother’s Day morning tea and pamper session
  • Annual Grandparents afternoon tea
  • Annual Disco
  • Weekly forest excursions for the Pukeko Room
  • Special celebrations for birthdays and graduations
  • Vegetable garden and strawberry patch that the children help plant and tend
  • Focus on sustainability – worm farm, recycling, no plastic bags in the centre, grow our own vegetables to use in meals, flowers to encourage butterflies and bees

Lollipops Blighs Road has four separate rooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children.  

Tui Room

The Tui Room caters for our children up to the age of 18 months.  It is a beautiful, calm area where our youngest children can develop at their own pace. We provide lots of opportunities to explore and grow in a safe, clean, homely space – and there’s a spacious playground with real grass!

Kakapo Room

Designed for our 1 to 2.5 year olds, the Kakapo Room is a spacious area with lots of learning opportunities, including stairs to a loft area. We have a covered deck leading to a large outdoor area with blossom trees, a vegetable garden and a strawberry patch.  Plus, we’ve got a pet fish

Kiwi Room

This is home away from home for our 2.5 to 4 year olds. The Kiwi Room features a large playground with a vegetable garden, a pet rabbit and pet turtle.  There’s a strong focus on learning through play with lots of sensory and exploratory play opportunities.

Pukeko Room

The Pukeko Room is set up for our 3.5 to 6 year olds and highlights include a large playground with loads of equipment to inspire and challenge the children. There’s also blossom trees, a vegetable garden and a worm farm. Our young adventurers also enjoy our weekly forest excursions!

What sort of food will my child be eating?

Our children love meal times thanks to our awesome in-house cook who creates healthy, delicious meals on a daily basis. We like to eat ‘family style’ so that the children learn to eat at a table and can perfect their table manners. Our menu runs on a monthly cycle - lunches are a cooked hot meal of red meat, fish, chicken or vegetarian with rice, pasta or potatoes. Morning and afternoon teas include pikelets, toast or crackers, scones, cheese roll ups, yoghurt, custard, and are always served with a generous helping of fruit.  Our centre has the Healthy Heart Gold Award, so you know your child will be getting nutritious, balanced meals and snacks every day.

So relaxed and friendly. Clean environment. I had a really good gut feeling when I walked in. Cooper is very settled.

Leigh Tabak

Amazing teachers at Lollipops Blighs road, they are kind and patient and provide amazing care and support.

Abbie Duffin

Leaving a child in a preschool/nursery is never easy, no matter how many times you have done it.  Leaving one when you have no family around is even harder. You guys have made that easier and I can’t thank you enough for the love, care and attention you have given to Robyn.  Thank you for helping me to help Robyn grow.

Sarah Herod

After visiting several centres, Lollipops Blighs Road stood out as the best centre for my daughter. I love the small classrooms, the amazing meals and the great playground!

The staff are all really friendly and my daughter loves coming to Lollipops each day.

Julie K

Evolve’s innovative and well thought out curriculum areas are carefully designed to engage, inspire and unlock your little one’s unique potential. Rich in learning opportunities, and crafted around children’s specific interests, our age-appropriate programmes encourage a love of learning that will set children up for life.

Our ECE curriculum sets goals and plans for children to acquire skills and knowledge through experiences and opportunities. This provides the curriculum foundation necessary for high quality care and addresses the individual needs of each child. Having daily routines, providing self-help and life-skill development are part of a child’s day. Children are always learning, and it is important to recognise that the programme provides learning experiences for all development domains.

Our focus areas are:

Spontaneous play - Tākaro Noa

Intentionally planned activities - Whakarite ngohe

Primary caregiving - Kaimanaaki mātua

Bicultural practice - Mahi Kākanorua

Physical activity - Korikori

Water play - Tākaro wai

Messy play - Korihori pōrohe

Sand play - Kirikiri

Literacy and numeracy - Reo matatini/Reo Pangarau

Music - Waiata

Our environment - To tātou taiao

Family and dramatic play - Ngā whakaari ā-whānau

Building and construction - Wāhi hangahanga

Technology - Hangarau

The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.

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