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Hayley Hargreaves Hayley Hargreaves - Company Director of Natures Nest

I was the licensee & owner of Lollipops Educare in Orewa for 7 years. Early childcare is in my blood. My mother Suzanne Hargreaves founded the Lollipops Educare franchise and was an early childhood educator for over 3 decades.

This has provided valuable insights into the importance of quality early childhood education and ignited a passion for my own professional development within this ever changing field.

As a parent of a teenage son and a baby daughter, I have a good understanding of what parents face when choosing a childcare centre. I also understand the challenges of raising a child with life threatening food & environmental allergies.

My goal is to ensure that Natures Nest offers the highest standard of care available for families, in a beautiful, welcoming, nurturing environment.


Arnika Kennedy Arnika Kennedy - Company Director of Natures Nest

Born & educated in the Warkworth area, I am a qualified & registered teacher. As a parent of two young children, I have a good understanding of the concerns & expectations that parents face when choosing a quality childcare centre.

I have been teaching at an Orewa childcare centre since 2004, the majority of this time has been as Centre Manager.

I am committed to the values of teaching & the foundations of our centre philosophy, building strong ongoing relationships within our learning centre.

With this new journey, I am lucky to have the amazing support of my partner & family which is greatly appreciated.

I am looking forward to supporting our children in achieving their dreams & aspirations within the wonderful environment at Natures Nest Warkworth.