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North Harbour - Auckland

Lollipops Educare Albany

Lollipops Albany is dedicated to providing the very best in quality care and education for your child. Purpose built in 2008, our centre is safe and nurturing, with four separate areas catering to the unique needs of each age and stage. Each room is a hub of fun-filled, empowering activities that inspire learning and confidence, and thanks to our excellent staff ratios and primary caregivers for Under 2’s, every child receives exceptional, consistent care from experienced educators who love what they do.

Give your child the greatest start. 

Our philosophy

At Lollipops Albany we believe that our tamariki should have a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. You can see this reflective in our positive kaiako/tamariki interactions and relationships, well-resourced rooms with age appropriate resources. The tamariki should feel safe, nurtured and loved while they are with us, which will help to give them a sense of belonging. We want our tamariki to not only be respected but to learn how to respect and look after others as well as our papatuanuku. We teach the tamariki to respect papatuanuku by teaching them how to compost, we have worm farms and a commercial compost bin. We also use Little and Brave compostable nappies. The Kaiako respect each individual child, their culture, their belief and their independence and we celebrate these. We provide our tamariki with quality learning experiences working alongside the New Zealand curriculum Te Whaariki, the NZ curriculum framework and the Treaty of Waitangi.

At Lollipops Albany we strive to form quality relationships with the tamariki, whanau and with our fellow Kaiako. Tamariki deserve to experience respectful and trusting relationships where their voice is heard, and their aspirations are met.

Our rooms

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


Our Kiwis are our Under 2’s who enjoy all the benefits of primary caregiving in this warm and welcoming space, with its own separate sleeping area. We have a maximum of 15 children to 4 staff.


This space is home to our 2 to 3 year olds, and has its own separate sleeping area. We have a maximum of 20 children to 4 staff in this room.


Our 3 to 4 year olds are well catered for in this space, which also has its own separate sleeping area for those who need it. We have a maximum of 32 children to 5 staff.


This is where our 4 to 5 year olds prepare for the next phase of their learning journey – primary school! This room has a maximum of 43 children to 6 staff.

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why so many families choose Lollipops Albany. Here are just a few of them:

  • Excellent teacher to child ratios
  • Three healthy meals a day and late snack
  • Free nappies, wipes, sunscreen
  • Multicultural environment
  • Weekly dance classes for 4 to 5 year olds
  • Pen pal programme
  • Playball
  • Cooking, baking, drama, projects based on children’s interests
  • Celebrate festivals and special cultural events (e.g. Matariki, Maori Language Week, Chinese New Year, Full Moon, Diwali, Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day)
  • Special rituals to celebrate birthdays
  • Great transition to school programme
  • Exciting and educational excursions
  • Children love our centre pets

Our team of dedicated teachers provide the  highest quality care and education,  delivering rich and inspiring learning experiences and environments that bring out the best in every child. Unlock your child’s unique potential.

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