ABC Havelock North

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Afternoon sessions now available

“Where relationships and learning blossom through nurturing the seeds of love”

ERO has rated ABC Havelock North in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children

ABC Havelock North is situated near Havelock North Village shopping centre and provides education and care for 2 years to 5 year olds. ABC Havelock North has a team of qualified teachers who are dedicated in preparing children to become lifelong learners. Your child will experience an environment that is safe and secure with a peaceful, calm and un-hurried atmosphere. Our teachers are passionate and innovative; they are here for the children and each make a valued contribution to the life of the centre. The team provides fun, stimulating and age appropriate activities for children of all ages and stages.

Together we strive to create a love for learning by providing a stimulating environment and holistic curriculum. The curriculum is inclusive and responsive to embrace children’s capabilities, confidence and competence. Our unique outside environment has a covered all weather deck, which extends out to an expansive outdoor setting of tranquil gardens, including vegetable and flower beds with a variety of large fruit trees.

You are welcome to come and experience our warm and happy centre at your earliest convenience. No appointment is needed! We look forward to hearing from you and joining in the journey of raising your child.

What else you can expect from our childcare centre:

– A teaching team that has special qualities that role model, nurture and care for children’s holistic well-being
– Wonderful partnerships with family and whanau
– A planned programme that reflects and supports children’s current interests in both individual and group learning environments
– Nutritious meals that have been designed with the help of a food nutritionist and prepared by our centre chef
– Individual portfolios documenting your child’s learning
– Quality teacher ratios 1:8
– Affordable rates, 20 ECE hours programme

Ask about our Be School Ready initiative


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 our centre’s latest ERO Report.

Our centre stories and news:

Muddy The Lamb Comes To Play At ABC Havelock North

ABC Havelock North visit Mangarau Gardens

Mother’s Day at ABC Havelock North

ANZAC Celebrations at ABC Havelock North

Family Remembrance at ABC Havelock North

Click here to read about our Matariki celebrations


Parent Feedback:

“Thank you so much for being part of Lily’s family over the last three years. For developing, encouraging and nurturing her into the amazing individual that she is. Lily is such a happy, well rounded and sociable child and we know that ABC and all of her teachers played a big part in that. Thank you for helping Lily to spread her wings”

“Thank you so much for your care of Monty, ABC has been such an awesome place to spend the last year, you are a special team”

“We are so grateful to you all for being a great support to us as parents, by listening to us, answering our questions and concerns and going to extra mile to assist us in anyway possible”

“Thank you all so much for looking after and teaching my little girl. You really made us feel so welcome. I am going to miss you all and I know for a fact Meila will miss you as well. She was so happy to see you all every morning and oh the stories she tells me! You have helped her grown into an amazing little girl and we are so thankful”

“We can’t begin to thank you enough for all you have done for Luan and us as a new family. We will miss you dearly and forever hold you in our hearts”

Community Feedback:

“Congratulations on being a TOP RANKED CHILDCARE CENTRE by ERO. A few weeks back you and the children were all inside and the hilarious laughter went on for a minute at least, perhaps more and it was a wonderful happy sound to hear. You are doing a wonderful job educating and caring for those very young children so keep it up! I love having you as neighbours”