ERO has rated ABC Claudelands in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children.
ABC Claudelands, is located near the Claudelands Events Centre on the main route leading to the central city. Our families come from surrounding suburbs, with parents often working in the city or studying at University or Wintec. We celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the many cultures that make up our centre families. Together we learn from one another through play.
We have two main rooms, catering for the needs of babies – aged up to two and children from two to five years old. Our classroom names represent the cultural heritage and uniqueness of Jubilee Bush in the Claudelands Area: Tui (babies) and Kereru. We provide quiet reflective areas as well as structure in our environment to provide stimulation for inquisitive minds.
Tui Room (babies up to two years old)
Our infant room provides space for very young babies as well as toddlers. Our youngest children develop close relationships as they play alongside one another, in a room with a maximum of ten children. They enjoy individual attention in a relaxed atmosphere and learn to share in a small group. Daily care routines provide opportunities for one to one nurturing. Qualified staff match the space to support your child’s development as they begin to move. We have our own outdoor area to explore and enjoy the sight and sound of approaching trains that rumble past our centre.
Kereru Room (children 2 and up)
There are a wide range of activities across the curriculum areas to keep our two to five year old children busy. After lunch is a quiet time across the centre, while our younger children sleep. Our outdoor area is designed to create, inspire and supports children to think, to wonder, to be challenged, to investigate further and to research their working theories of the world around them. Children have access to computers where they can research information and ideas to support their learning. We’re privileged to have weekly visits from a local supportive network who work alongside staff in providing bicultural curriculum support. We have visits throughout the year from the Vision and Hearing Clinic, health agencies such as Nipper and Nudge (oral health) and Reuben the Road Safety Bear.
Children and staff cherish our lovely natural trees that frame our outdoor environment.
The heart of ABC Claudelands Centre is embracing relationships through the principle of whanaungatanga (the extended family concept). Establishing and maintaining warm, trusting, reciprocal relationships between teachers, tamariki, and their whānau is the foundation for creating a strong sense of belonging for children. This helps them grow as confident, capable and life-long learners.
Our centre is part of the ECE Participation Initiative where we offer a Free* van service for families that need assistance in transport for their tamariki to and from the centre.
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 check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information.
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We have a Healthy Heart Award!
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“A big thank you to the team at ABC Claudelands for a fantastic Whanau Day. It was all my boy could talk about for days. The bouncy castle in the playground put the boys energy onto a whole new level. It was really nice for parents to stop and talk to other parents and teachers for more than 5 minutes (instead of the usual quick conversation on the run). It was also really nice for our older children who have been through ABC Claudelands to catch up with teachers and other children they went to childcare with. The team at ABC Claudelands always excel in maintaining a family/whanau environment and gatherings like Whanau Day encourage this. It was an awesome afternoon enjoyed by all and a fabulous way to end a busy week”
“I want to say thank you to ABC Claudelands and especially all the teachers for looking after my babies. They are so happy with school and come home with a big as smile. It makes me so happy.”
“Thank you all so much for being a wonderful part of Ella’s life. You are all amazing people and I know Ella has loved her time with you all. We have enjoyed seeing her grow and blossom and believe you all have had a part in that. Thank you so much we will miss seeing all of you.”