ABC Hastings Central

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20 hours ECE for 3-5 year olds
*Conditions apply

ABC Hastings Central is a small childcare centre nestled in a home-like bungalow.  Located in the heart of the Hastings CBD, we are close to shops and walking distance to Cornwall Park.  We are open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm, including school holidays.  Our experienced team of qualified teachers are passionate about connecting our children to our community.  Through our regular excursions our teachers excite, motivate and extend children to fulfil their learning potential.

Our Vision

Encouraging our tamariki to be urban explorers!

Our central community location

We love our central location and take every opportunity to explore our local community.  We have regular excursions to the library, local Post Office, and pet shop and often go off for walks to visit our families in their local businesses.   We pass all sorts of interesting things on our walks so the children have ‘investigation back packs’ to take when we go exploring. These include clip boards, pencils, specimen jars and magnifying glasses to explore and investigate.

 What makes ABC Hastings Central different?

  • Central location which supports our tamarikito be urban explorers!
  • A dedicated cook who makes fresh, delicious and nutritious meals.  We’re working towards our Healthy Heart award and share recipes with families.  We supply morning and afternoon tea, and a nutritious lunch so you don’t need to bring a lunchbox. Children are encouraged to develop their self-help skills by serving their own food and helping to tidy up by putting scraps in a pig bucket and clearing their dishes
  • We have a separate under two area for our babies with their own play area

 Building our environmental knowledge

Motivated by nature, our teachers have created a beautiful sensory environment where our tamarki can freely explore and discover in their own unique way. We have started a journey of becoming a more environmentally friendly centre.  Our tamariki plant and care for our vegie plots and hanging pallet gardens.  Our worm farm, snail habitat and bug hotel promote natural science learning, and encourage our children to respect and care for nature.

Be School Ready

 Our Be School Ready initiative is carefully designed to support children’s next big learning step when they move to primary school.  Our regular community excursions encourage our tamariki to observe and notice the environment around them, and supports their literacy skills by reading street signs and shop frontages.  We support our 4-year-old children by having regular visits to our local schools to ensure their transition to school is a positive experience.

We’d love for your child to be part of ABC Hastings Central!  Feel free to pop in and say hi and have a look around.

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 wherever you are in the world 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.

Click here to read the complete ERO Report.

Our centre stories and news:

ABC Hastings Central’s ANZAC Celebration

Children’s Day at ABC Hastings Central

ABC Hastings Central delight in Christmas giving

ABC Hastings Central venture to Cornwall Park

Diwali celebrations at ABC Hastings Central

ABC Hastings Central help Vanuatu

Explorers at work at ABC Hastings Central


ABC Hastings Central commemorate ANZAC Day


Parent Feedback:

“The staff have been wonderful over the time we have been here we will miss you all!”

“We have really enjoyed our experience here. We are really happy here and Richard has lots of friends. The centre has a lovely atmosphere. All the staff teach manners and sharing which he uses at home.”

“He really loved this daycare. Deklyn settled very well when he first started. We trust all the teachers with him and we can see he trusts them too.”

“To all the staff at ABC thanks you for everything, since Sofia has been in your care. It was great to be able to leave every morning knowing she was being well looked after. We will miss your smiley faces everyday.”