Located a stone’s throw from the city’s much-loved Hagley Park, and adjacent to the cycle way, Lollipops Hazeldean is a welcoming, nurturing and highly resourced early childhood centre in Addington. Purpose built, and recently refurbished, with a spacious and engaging outdoor area, we offer high quality education, nutritious meals and a celebration of diversity. Your child will love our safe and inspiring environment, which is carefully designed to optimise learning through fun and play. With quality teacher to child ratios, an engaging curriculum, and three intimate learning spaces for different age groups, it is little wonder that Lollipops Hazeldean is the centre of choice for so many local families.
Why choose us?
There are a host of reasons why families choose Lollipops Hazeldean. Here are just a few of them:
Thank you for everything you have done over the last three years. The love and support you have shown Archer has helped shape and grow him into a confident 5 year old ready for school! He’s sure going to miss you all, his friends and his cooked lunches!
Archer, Hayley and Dan
Thank you for taking such great care of Quinn over the last two years. We will miss our Hazeldean family so much.
Quinn, Jayne and Adam
Thank you for all the care you have given to our two children. We are lucky to have you all. Thank you for the centre events, fantastic cooking and cute Mother’s Day and Father’s Day treats.
Lollipops Hazeldean Parent
Because my son is very happy and content when he knows that he is going to lollipops kindergarten and The teachers are are helpful and professional, I am happy that they are helping me with my son.
Magdalena Suarez Lozano
My son loves getting dropped off to the nursery each morning, and seeing his friends at Lollipops Hazeldean. Mason is fed wholesome fresh meals daily, The Storypark interaction is amazing and The staff are supportive. Us parents have a great network of family & teachers to aide our babies to a brighter future. Ka Rawe – Great work! Couldn’t have wished for anything better as a first time mum. Highly recommended.
Lollipops Hazeldean has been a life saver for me and our family! I want to thank each and every one who has been apart of my sons learning while he has been at your centre. I would recommend any family who wants their child to come along to a centre where they get loads of learning, support and love! He has learnt a lot in a small space of time especially where his feelings are validated and cared for and he’s getting the opportunity to do things for himself which is important to me. The team are a gorgeous bunch of women and always have time for a quick chat xx
Our centre philosophy and practices are based around RIE and are reflective of the Pikler and Gerber practices. We have a gentle and respectful approach to our day and it is very child led.
We are strong believers in free movement and will not put children into positions that they cannot get into themselves, which means we do not have high chairs, swings or any ‘devices’ that the children get placed into.
We do primary care giving throughout our whole centre and have a very strong emphasis on relationships. Relationships with the children and families come before anything else, as we believe that children will not learn unless they are feeling safe and secure.
Lollipops Hazeldean has three separate rooms, enabling us to deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children.
Our Nursery caters for children from birth to approximately 2 years. In this room we practice primary care giving with a focus on relationships and care.
Our fun and vibrant Preschool is home to our busy toddlers aged from around 2-3.5 years. Primary care is still a real focus in this room, providing strong and trusting relationships with their experienced teachers, which ensures they feel safe and encouraged to try new learning experiences, explore their environment and challenge their thinking. There are lots of different aspects of our indoor and outdoor environments for your child to have fun in and to explore.
Our Prep Room is designed to inspire and delight the learning senses of our 3.5-6 year old learners. Primary care continues to extend through to this age group to provide continuity as well as trusting relationships. Our engaging environments and quality learning programme encourage children to further extend their learning and develop working theories and skills that will further set them up for school and continued learning and development in the future.
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.