ABC Papamoa

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

ABC Papamoa Education and care centre is situated centrally in beautiful Papamoa, located across the road from Te Akau Ki Papamoa Primary School.

About us

Our team at ABC Papamoa are enthusiastic, passionate and qualified teachers with one teacher studying towards their degree. We work collaboratively to provide a meaningful and engaged environment and curriculum. Our relationships with child, parents and whanau are vital to our centre community. Our vision of He Waka Eke Noa “We are all in this together” drives our inclusive and supportive centre culture.

Preparing our children for school

At ABC Papamoa we believe in preparing our children through all elements of Te Whariki to be valued members of society. We understand the importance of preparing children in the best way possible to take the next step in their learning journey throughout their lives. We have a great relationship with Te Akau Ki Papamoa where we do weekly transition visits leading up to your child’s 5th birthday.

About our centre

Our education and care centre caters for children 2-5 years old, providing full time, morning and afternoon sessions. Our environment is inclusive and promotes learning through the children’s interests and individual goals. Through collaboration with parents we support each individual child on their learning journey. We also have a focus on project work, which supports children’s learning and inquiry through their interests.

Free Hours

We offer 20 hours free for 3-5-year olds.

Come see us!

We have an open-door policy so come see us anytime to chat with us about your child’s education and care and what we can do for you!

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



We have a Healthy Heart Award!

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Check out our centre’s latest stories and events

ABC Papamoa Visit the Katikati Bird Gardens

ABC Papamoa pay it forward

Recycling at ABC Papamoa

2017 at ABC Papamoa in review

ABC Papamoa goes to Te Akau Ki School to see their Diwali show

Loud Limbo Luau at ABC Papamoa

ABC Papamoa celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

ABC Papamoa visit the rock pools

ABC Papamoa celebrate Matariki

Out and about with ABC Papamoa

ABC Papamoa – Matariki celebrations

ABC Papamoa’s picnic at Motiti Reserve


Science experiments at ABC Papamoa

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.

We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!

Web Healthy Heart


The SunSmart Centre Accreditation programme provides Cancer Society approved guidelines on how to make centres a safe place for children and the centre’s community.

Being a SunSmart accredited centre shows that our centres:

  • are committed to protecting children, staff and parents from the risks of UV radiation
  • are raising awareness about the importance of skin protection among parents and children
  • promote the centres within the community as one that is committed to the health of its children
  • have a sun protection policy that follows the Cancer Society minimum criteria
  • promote and support positive sun protection behaviours such as hat wearing
  • are developing and maintaining a sunsafe environment

Parent Feedback:

“Lebron has been with the ABC Papamoa Centre for just over 16 months now. The centre as a whole has exceeded our expectations. The warm, kind and caring team has made my husband and I feel at ease knowing how well Lebron is cared for throughout the day. The staff have become our whanau.  Lebron is always excited to go to ABC every day and is thriving because of the amazing team. We love how organised the centre is and that the kids can enjoy a combination of structured learning activities as well as explore free play.  If I were to rate ABC Papamoa it would be a 11/10. We are so grateful for all the hard work and efforts that Celeste and the Team put into the centre in order for our kids to have such an amazing home away from home”.

“The teachers at ABC Papamoa are wonderful and supportive of my son and me as a parent. They have guided him in preparing for school and managing himself. He is always happy to go to ABC and has developed wonderful relationships with children and teachers. It has a wonderful homely feel to it, and there is always something happening. They have lots of excursions and involve themselves in community events. Myself and my son are going to really miss the centre when he moves on to school.”- July 2016

“The staff are amazing and always greet with gentle hugs and warm smiles. my children have bonded with staff to an extent of where learning is so much more. I couldnt be more grateful of where my children are situated.”