Serving the community since 2002

In the heart of Palmerston North’s CBD, Lots of Hugs encourages children to be curious and empowered, and to seek answers through learning, underpinned by a partnership with family and community values.

Family-owned and professionally run, we believe children are strong and capable researchers who will thrive if given the freedom to explore. Our highly experienced team plays the role of nurturers and caregivers, providing a safe environment for this exploration and celebrating the individuality of every child.

Our philosophy

Children are given equitable opportunities that stimulate and challenge their learning to empower independence, self-help skills and promote social competencies. They are valued for their individual strengths, interests and abilities. Every child’s individual pace and style of learning is recognised and valued. We celebrate diversity and endeavour to provide an environment that is like a home away from home. Visit us to see how we bring this philosophy to life.

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Early learning centre Pitt Street, Palmerston North

Our curriculum

We are passionate about providing your children with the tools they need to be successful in all aspects of their lives. We combine our strong curriculum and a safe, stimulating environment to create meaningful experiences for your child every day. A key reason for the success of our programme lies in the active partnership we develop with parents and the community.

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Sunny and spacious

Aesthetically pleasing and educationally supportive, our centre is designed to support the physical, emotional and social development of your child. All of our environments are warm, inviting and open to change with easy access to outdoor areas. All educators encourage independence in children and endeavour to facilitate an environment where children have the ability to take responsibility for their own learning. Book a tour to explore our environments.

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Childcare Pitt Street, Palmerston North

Our team

Led by centre manager, Theresa Christison, our team is deeply passionate about early childhood education. With the aim to deliver a holistic programme, each team member constantly strives to improve the delivery of our philosophy. We work closely with our parents– every bit as critical to a child’s development as the educators. Book a tour to meet our team.

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Parent Feedback

Knowing my children are happy in the environment the amazing staff have created, puts my mind at ease. I am truly thankful for the amazing staff at lots of hugs.
Terina
Both my kiddies attend this daycare and they love it! It’s peace of mind knowing they are well cared for and loved in this family type environment.
Nadia
Such a warm friendly home away from home. My we girl has grown so much in a real nurturing environment. She loves playing  ‘daycare’ at home
Carolyn