Lollipops Patten Street


7 Patten Street, Avonside, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand

Childcare Type
Education and care centre
0 - 5

Our team of enthusiastic educators love what they do and will nurture and support your little one to become the best they can be. Family-orientated with a homely vibe, your child will love learning and growing with us, in an atmosphere chock-full of adventure, exploration and wonder.

Give your child the greatest start. Enrol them in Lollipops Patten Street and see them shine.

Hi everyone, I have recently joined Lollipops Patten Street and I wanted to share with you some of the great experiences myself and child have had since joining. Wyatt has made several friends, he has transformed and grown so much in such a short space of time and he loves his teacher Janet (and so do I!). He has become so very confident and all my worries are taken away because of how excited he is to go to preschool and because Janet is such an amazing person who is so approachable and  ensures everyone is welcomed, reassured and communicated with”. Can’t say enough how much I love this preschool. - Mel

All staff are very caring and loving. We loved Lollipops. A special thanks to Lizzie and Julia, you both give support, confidence, love to Radhe, Radhe will miss you. Happy my girl Simran is still in Lollipops. Lizzie you are one awesome teacher, you help us academically and reading etc. Radhe is fully prepared for school because of your hard work and effort. Thanks a lot for your love and hard work. - Anita

Both our children attend Lollipops on Patten Street, and we are very grateful for the warm, welcoming,  environment the staff create every morning as my children enter through their door. The staff in the Rimu and Kowhai room are exceptional. They truly inspire my children’s learning and development. The staff are always mindful about capturing major milestones and ensure that myself and the rest of my family (at home and abroad) never miss out on being a part of these milestones. I love how the staff make the effort to record my children’s learning via online through Storypark. The Staff have always provided a high standard of learning, care, and safety. The Staff at Patten Street provide a home away from home. It takes more than one person to raise a child – it takes a community, and the staff play a major role in my children’s community. - Lollipops Patten Street Parent

Our daughter has thrived in the nurturing environment created by the wonderful team at Lollipops Patten Street. - Jeanne & Warren


Centre practices focused on building respectful reciprocal relationships across the whole of our community. Fostering acceptance, support and empowerment.


Our welcoming and safe environments are set up to reflect the age and stage of development of tamariki, being inclusive of each child’s individual needs, enabling learning through play, exploration and discovery.


We believe in the value of play as learning - enabling tamariki (children) to learn through self-discovery, exploration, investigation and natural curiosity.

Holistic Development:

The mana of the child – supported to flourish through consistent and intentional teaching influencing the physical, emotional spiritual, intellectual and social grow of each tamaiti (child).

Cultural Heritage:

Respecting the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi of Partnerships, Participation and Protection. Always striving to make these visible within our environments, practices and pedagogy.

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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