Join us every Monday from 9.30am to 10.30am for a free session of Musical Monday
- Centres set up to encourage exploration and discovery
- Learning through music, rhythm and rhyme
Free* Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds (*conditions apply)
Welcome to ABC Paraparaumu!
“Where children are given time, space and encouragement to learn and grow.”
ABC Paraparaumu is located between Paraparaumu Beach and Otaihanga. You can find us on the corner of Percival Rd and Mazengarb Rd. Our closest park is less than 5 minutes away and we are also very close to Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve. Our centre provides caring educational programmes for children from 6 months to school age. With three spacious areas we are able to provide learning environments tailored to your child’s stage of development.
We offer a variety of session times to suit your needs:
All Day - 8.00am – 5.30pm
Part Day – 8.45am-3.30pm
Morning and afternoon 4 hour sessions. Which with the 20 ECE offer 5 mornings or afternoons for free for over threes.
We have three separate rooms with resources aimed at the particular stage of development and current Interests with teachers who plan for each individual child’s learning using the ECE curriculum Te Whariki. Click here to read our centre's philosophy and values.
Our nursery Pihinga is a warm, sensory environment where our professional, nurturing teachers follow your child’s individual rhythms and routines. We value our relationship with you and your child and believe in working with the parents/whanaua to provide the best possible care and learning opportunities for every child.
In Maahuri, your child will be given the opportunity to explore and grow while learning through play. The teachers help your child to develop a love of learning and playing together with our friends which nurtures positive social skills.
In Kauri, our pre-school class the trained teachers provide a Be School Ready programme that gives your child the skills they need to continue on their learning journey at school feeling confident and having a love of learning, so they can grow to their full potential.
We would love for you to come and visit our centre and meet our dedicated team of teachers who love being part of ECE, and believe that in these first years they can help to instill a curiosity and love of learning as a foundation on which your child will build on through their school years.
We are proud to have our Gold Healthy Heart Award and encourage healthy eating habits and believe in Healthy bodies-healthy minds. And in our three separate spacious outdoor areas children are given the chance to explore nature and be active.
Check out our centre's latest Facebook photos!
Click here to read our centre's latest ERO Report.
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
"The staff at ABC Paraparaumu are great and I trust them totally and love the relationships they have built with my children." -July 2014
"Catie does a fantastic job being centre manager, she is always there to help and answer questions I need answering. Also with all the staff they are very helpful and are always available to answer questions. My 11 month old has just started in the nursery and she loves it. Both of my children are in 4 full time days and they have such a great time." - August 2014
"I am new to the centre but have found everyone so helpful and my little girl loves the teachers and has made friends already. It makes me feel good when I pick her up and she talks about what she has done and who she has been with in a positive and animated way at the end of the day." - May 2014.
"Our little one is always happy to go to 'kindy' i.e. the baby room. We are always greeted happily by staff and children in the morning. There is a variety of things to play with, and staff plan activities to make the children's day stimulating and interesting. Thanks also for all the lovely cards/artwork for special occasions." -May 2014.
"The staff have been wonderful and always do their best to help my son in every possible way and are so willing to accept and love him just the way he is. I can see the staff are all very friendly loving people towards all the children and parents. Jo Brown" -August 2014
"The staff at ABC Paraparaumu are always helpful and willing to discuss my childs needs and progress. There is a wide range of activities available. The stories and photographs of Sofia's days at ABC are thoughtful and I appreciate the effort staff have gone to.Each staff member has had particular qualities they have contributed within this community be it instigating visits, pet visits, centre pets such as frogs, cooking, beautifying the space, little gifts and cards marking occasions, setting up morning activities. It has been important to Sofia to go to a staff member each morning to be made welcome and every staff member always accommodates her and makes her welcome. Nicky Hodnott" -July 2014.
"To all the Teachers in the Nursery, Thank you for being my first teachers! I have grown up so much since my first day with you. Thank you for keeping me safe and teaching me all of my favourite songs. My love to sing started from all of the music I sung with you. Thank you so very much, Cameron." - May 2014
"Catie and all of the ABC Paraparaumu Team, For all of the support, encouragement and sound teaching you gave to our two children! It is with some sadness that we will be ending our ABC connection with you all. Thank you again for the input you've had into Brayden and Sophies lives, Very kind regards Andrew and Melanie." - April 2014
"Words cannot describe how precious our time has been with you. Through your hard work and dedication you have helped Ryan and his family through some hard times. Your kind words and support will never be forgotten. Thank you for giving me back part of my son and I know that the school will continue to carry on the fine work that you have started. All the very best wishes to you , Ryan, Sammy and Helen." - April 2014