ABC Monokia

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20 Hours Free for 2 year olds

For a limited time
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Stay and Play

Join us at ABC Monokia as we run some very special FREE ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for your child. This is a great opportunity to come along and meet our teachers and watch your child engage in an environment set up to inspire exploration and discovery.

ABC Monokia is located close to both the Rotorua industrial area and central city. Our teachers are all very passionate about making ABC Monokia a home away from home.

Here we celebrate diversity and individuality while helping to prepare children to become contributing members within the global community. Relationships between children, carers, parents/whanau and the local community are a key focus of our programme, and we welcome family participation in all the children’s activities. Together as a team through whanau participation and community involvement, we will foster success for children.

The Centre offers a unique indoor playground which you must come in and see it for yourself. Having such a wonderful play space indoors means that children can still run, climb and play in the sand – even when it is raining! We are mixed age centre which means children have plenty of opportunities to engage in much important tuakana-teina (older-younger) relationships. With that in mind, our centre still offers areas specified for diverse age groups.

We were recently featured in the Rotorua Weekender, Click here to view



We have a Healthy Heart Award!

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

Web Healthy Heart



Ask us about our Be School Ready initiative

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

Click below to read our centre stories
Fruits and Veges for ABC Monokia
ABC Monokia’s Pay it Forward initiative

A Special Whanau Matariki At ABC Monokia

Aunty Bea visits ABC Monokia

ABC Monokia visit a garden

The Hits visit ABC Monokia

ABC Monokia learn about Māui


Plunket Appeal Week at ABC Monokia

ABC Monokia learn about Rotorua’s Cultural History

Harvesting Produce for ABC Monokia’s Shop

We have been awarded the Whanau (Silver) Healthy Heart Award by the NZ Heart Foundation!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!


ABC Monokia were recently featured in the Rotorua Daily Post for their earning their Silver Healthy Heart Award



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.

Parent Feedback:
“I am very satisfied with ABC Monokia – my children love the centre and are always crying to go to kindy, They would probably go on the weekends if they were allowed to.”

“I really like sending my son to daycare because he is always happy when we pull in. I am happy with all aspects of the centre. “

“The staff are very friendly and passionate about their jobs and they really make my daughter feel at home.”

“I cannot speak highly enough of the team at ABC. I have had both my grandchildren there since they were little, a relationship spanning nearly 7 years now. They are like family to us and have been supportive to us over the years with all our ups and downs. The learning has been excellent in preparation for them going to school. Will miss them when my youngest starts school later this year.”

“Tehau absolutely loves BIG SCHOOL! He hasn’t looked back at all, and his teacher said he’s just as advanced as her year 2 students. *proud mum* Thank you to all the staff for doing an awesome job with Tehau x”