ABC Balclutha Central
ABC Balclutha Central offers quality childcare and education for 3 month to five year olds. We have dedicated kaiako who are passionate about children and a curriculum that offers each child a balanced programme providing opportunity for them to follow their individual interests, build on their strengths, get support for challenges and develop their social and team work skills.
Working with our small rural community, we provide a home away from home environment. In our outdoor play area, the children can explore, care for our vegetable garden, extend their physical skills on the play equipment, and still have ample space to ride bikes. We offer a Be School Ready initiative which helps prepare our children for lifelong learning.
We have a team of amazing qualified teachers and we provide healthy morning and afternoon tea
Working with the community:
At ABC Balclutha Central we believe that the community is the heart of everything that we do. We have a range of activities and initiatives where we work alongside the community. Some of these initiatives are:
– Paying it forward – using our vegetable gardens, we sharing it with our whānau and local pensioners
– Participation in the A & P show and the Santa Parade
– We’re actively looking to reduce sugar for our tamariki and we are participating in Healthy Heart
– Come and grab a book from our Lilliput Library – this allows people to get a book suitable for their children, free of charge
We have a Gold Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
Our centre’s stories
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.
“Lisa has made every effort to accept our daughters into the centre. She has always called us to let us know that our girls are settled or if they are crying. I know i can trust her and her team to watch and look after them.”
“Our centre is absolutely fantastic – I rave about them to everyone. I’m very pleased with the high quality of care, love and support both children receive.”
“We would just like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the staff at ABC Balclutha Central! Continue the great work!!”
“The teachers are fabulous. Very accommodating and friendly. My child loves the teachers and coming to ABC. I feel very confident and happy to leave her here and know that her learning and development is fully supported.”