ABC Manly Central

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

Open Day

Saturday, 3 March, 11am – 2pm

Come along to ABC Manly’s Open Day to have a look around our wonderful centre. We have fantastic resources your children will love to discover and explore. It’s a great chance to talk to our teachers about how ABC Manly can support your child in their education journey. All curriculum areas will be open and available. Come along anytime between 11am and 2pm to see what makes our centre stand out! We look forward to seeing you there.

ABC Manly Central is a quality education and childcare centre surrounded by native bush and beaches, caring for 40 children in Manly on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Our centre is separated into two classrooms, ‘Adventureland’ for the over two year olds, and ‘Tiny Toes’ for the under two year olds.

ABC Manly Central has a home away from home feeling where parents and whānau are encouraged to be involved in our programme as much as possible. We have a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere and we are lucky to be a part of a tight knit community, allowing our children, teachers and whānau the opportunity to take regular local excursions.

Our experienced teachers are from the local community, and their long service enabled strong links with our local businesses and Primary schools to be developed.


Tiny Toes

Tiny Toes is for children aged two years and under. This separate classroom offers a large space, for a maximum of 12 children. The home-like environment ensures children’s routines from home are met, creating consistency between home and centre. Teachers are very respectful towards our youngest children by being on the floor with them and following each individual child’s cues and rhythms. We are proud to offer an environment where the experiences and activities provided and created encourage our youngest tamariki to explore the world around them.


Adventureland is for children aged two years to five years and focuses on supporting children’s growing independence before heading off to Primary School. We provide many different curriculum areas for children to explore, focusing on creating a sense of awe, wonder and curiosity. Our open flow classroom allows for children to independently explore the environment, whilst also learning from others in a social context.

Our unique Be School Ready initiative has been developed to ensure that children leave the centre as confident, capable learners and are prepared for the next step in their education journey.


ABC Manly Central have four pets which the children help to take care; a rabbit, fish, frog and a mouse.

Our centre provides nutritional morning and afternoon teas which the children help to prepare. Children bring their own healthy packed lunches which supports their growing independence and preparations for school.

We have morning and afternoon sessions available, along with short day and long day attendance options.

Come in and visit us today – we’d love to show you around and show you all of the great things that we do on a daily basis.


Our centre stories


A stroll through the bush at ABC Manly Central

ABC Manly Central spread Christmas joy

Christmas cheer at ABC Manly Central

ABC Manly Central Blue Day



We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what you child is doing while at the centre. Check out photos of your child and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.

Our ERO report

The Education Review office visited our centre in June 2017 and they said “Oral language is well supported and early literacy and numeracy skills are promoted through play experiences”. They also stated that “The centre environment is well resourced and organised. Children move freely between the indoor and outdoor areas.” And they said that “areas of play are well designed”.

Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report.


We have a Healthy Heart Award!

For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!

Web Healthy Heart

Parent Feedback

“I always feel welcomed at ABC Manly, the teachers are thoughtful, knowledgeable and most importantly they care. My child is well on the way to becoming school ready thanks to their hard work.”

“Thank you for taking such great care of our children. It’s wonderful to see them thriving and building such great relationships.”

“My grand daughter is very ready for school and will thrive. With all the love and support from the teachers at ABC Manly Central she has grown into such a competent and capable learner. She is well prepared for her next chapter. Thank you everyone.”

“We will be so sad for Lily to leave ABC Manly for primary school. All the staff have always been amazing with her and she has flourished during her time at the centre, blossoming into a very competent and confident young lady. Thank you so much for all your input, patience and love.”

“ABC Manly Central is a very positive and caring environment and both my boys love attending and are thriving on the stimulation from the games and activities provided. The staff are amazing and I feel like they are attentive to my sons’ needs – they know when they need a little more attention and when they are happy to be left to their own devices! Very happy with the centre and it is a big reason I am reluctant to move for work and would rather commute.”

“Extremely happy with my child’s centre and teachers, always making me and my child very welcome. Staff always taking such great interest in each child’s development, interests and strengths, overall wrapped with the centre.”

“My daughter loves the centre, some days she doesn’t even want to go home. Most days I get her out of the car and she’s off and I have to quickly grab her bags and run after her and as soon as we walk through the gate she’s off to play with the other kids or find some toys to play with. I will be enrolling my future kids at ABC Manly Central, it’s a great, friendly and very welcoming centre.”