ABC Balclutha Central

ABC Balclutha Central
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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

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!

Web Healthy Heart


Read our centre’s latest ERO Report.


Our centre’s stories

Guide Dog Fundraiser

Matariki celebrations

ABC Balclutha Central Mother’s Day celebration

Wow check our ABC Balclutha Central’s giant pumpkin

ABC Balclutha Central Plunket appeal

ABC Balclutha Central Spud Competition


Big Heart Celebrations at ABC Balclutha Central

Clifford pops into ABC Balclutha Central

ABC Balclutha Central Celebrates Summer Sun

ABC Balclutha Central Christmas Carol Singers

Meri Kirihimete, From ABC Balclutha Central

ABC Balclutha Central Christmas Tree Extravaganza

ABC Balclutha Central Fire Station Visit

ABC Balclutha Centrals Flower Festival Biscuit Success

ABC Balclutha Central’s Lilliput Library

ABC Balclutha Central’s Charity Fundraiser

Paying it forward at ABC Balclutha Central


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.


Parent Feedback:

“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.”