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.
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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!
"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
"I have found the Staff and their support at ABC Paraparaumu has been of the highest quality. I have always been informed of my sons daily activities and any potential issues or progress development. The staff have always been bubbly and energetic and greet us with a smile and conversation. I would and have recommened other people to attend this facility due to the personalised approach of the staff." - December 2013
"The Pihinga Room (Nursery) is a calm environment and the littlies all seem content there.There are lots of opportunities for different kinds of play and exploring. I like the recently introduced idea having a theme or topic for the month. Staff are very good at helping the children settle and separate from their parents. Our little one gets excited when we arrive in the carpark and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. Staff are also culturally responsive wanting to know more about where we come from and our home language."- December 2013
"The staff at ABC Paraparaumu worked really hard to help my child settle when he first started. They know him well and work with him to develop a more confident and independent little boy." - December 2013
"My elder two children who are now 7 and 9 also attended the centre. Catie the manager is fantastic and does a wonderful job. The staff are so friendly and great with my little girl, you feel that they really care about your child."- December 2013
"My daughter has been at ABC Paraparaumu since she was 1 and she loves it. I will also be putting my baby daughter when she is 1 in daycare next May. I think the teachers do a wonderful job and offer lots of different experiences for my daughter. I also appreciate all the work that Catie the centre manager does, she is a wonderful asset to the centre."- December 2013