ABC Palmerston North

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

Ready for school – Ready for life

ABC Palmerston North is a high quality education and childcare centre with a fantastic newly renovated interior and completely revamped large outside space. Our dedicated teachers are committed to the development and growth of every child.

Our Vision

At ABC Palmerston North, your child will become ready for school and ready for life! Our teachers have initiated a meaningful curriculum that will develop your child’s skills and attitudes for life-long learning.  We have a strong focus on the areas of literacy, numeracy, science and physical education and through these subjects your child learns how to take on responsibility, be independent, and develop meaningful and reciprocal relationships with others.

Each room is uniquely focused on the age and stage of each child within the room. Our environments are aimed at encouraging and extending children’s learning, development and current interests. We nurture your child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development while providing a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
We have wonderful teaching teams in each room that focus on providing the children with developmentally appropriate learning experiences while fostering independence and responsibility.

Infants to 2 years

This room provides flexible routines in an environment that is nurturing, respectful and caring. The teachers and children in this room develop meaningful relationships which enable the children to discover the world around them. Each child is encouraged and supported through their learning as an individual plan is developed specifically to meet their needs.

2 – 3.5 year olds

The learning journey continues in the Pukeko room. Here the wonderful teaching team focus on developing and fostering children’s self-help skills and independence. The children and teachers also work together to build and foster relationships and friendships which encourages the development of social skills. The learning environment provides your child with opportunities to discover and make links with the wider world.

3.5 – 5 year olds

This room focuses on the ever increasing independence of our pre-school children. The passionate teaching team create an environment that allows your child the time and space to make their own choices while at the same time being supported and guided by the teachers. The environment is literacy and numeracy rich and allows for both collaborative and solitary learning. Your child will experience our Be School Ready initiative which is woven into our Pakeke programme.

At ABC Palmerston North we practice whaanaungatanga – a relationship through shared experiences and working together which gives everyone a sense of belonging. We provide a space for your child to be a child where they can run freely in our amazing outside space, get physical, socialize with others and have fun. We work towards creating trust and respect so that your child can grow to be the best they possibly can and to develop to their full potential.

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Our centre stories and news:

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Multicultural Evening at ABC Palmerston North


ABC Palmerston North visit Willard Rest Home


ABC Palmerston North delight resthome residents



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 so grateful that the teachers in the Potiki room have taught my boy how to use a spoon to feed himself and to hold a glass and drink from it independently. He is only 11 months old and being a full-time working mum it is hard to teach your child everything you want to in the short time you have together. I am more than happy with the nurturing care that these ladies provide him and have no worries at all leaving him in their hands”