ABC Papanui

ABC Papanui
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Drop in and See Our Beautiful Centre

ABC Papanui’s Vision
“To encourage a lifelong love for learning”

ABC Papanui is a cosy, home away from home for our children, situated in a quiet back section on Blighs Road. Our childcare centre is separated into two classrooms – the nursery, catering for babies and toddlers up to two years old, and the preschool, catering for 2 – 5 year olds. With the huge outdoor area with its beautiful fruit trees and vege gardens, our centre can offer our children the opportunity to extend on their own interests, challenge themselves and to have fun while they learn.

We Value:

We are blessed to have a small cosy nursery allowing for nine babies and toddlers, with small numbers this means our dedicated staff get to know your baby well and build a strong caring rapport with your child. We provide an environment that is based around your baby’s needs and the team work closely alongside family and whānau to ensure we meet your aspirations for your baby.

The preschool provides a fun and loving environment, where children can enjoy their preschool journey of learning and discovery. The dedicated teaching team create a learning environment that empowers our children to get involved, have a go, play, learn and have lots of fun.

We pride ourselves in getting out and about into our community; we visit the local schools, attend story time at the library, visit our community retirement homes and have fun trips to the park. As part of our Be School Ready initiative we visit our local school every second Friday and work with all other schools that our children are attending to create a smooth easy transition to school.

What ABC Papanui can offer you :
• Storypark – Photos, videos and stories of your child’s learning straight to your smart phone
• Ripper Rugby
• Library trip on Thursdays
• School visits on Fridays
• Jiggle Jam
• Committed teachers who are passionate about creating the best possible start to your child’s learning journey




We have a Healthy Heart Award!

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

We have received the Whanau Healthy Heart Award from the NZ Heart Foundation and encourage healthy eating in our children.

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

Click here to read our centre’s philosophy

ABC Papanui Martariki celebrations


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 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:

“The team at ABC Papanui have been like a second family to our family – always supportive, providing wonderful care and teachings for both my children from nursery to preschool.  With a warm and welcoming environment for both children and parents it has been a positive experience for us having our children in daycare.”

“Our daughter has thrived under the guidance of very caring and professional staff.   There are numerous opportunities for participation in activities, like field trips to the local library, whānau hui, picnics at parks and visiting local primary schools. We cannot recommend the Centre highly enough and we’re so glad that we chose ABC Papanui.”

“ABC Papanui has been such a great environment for Phoebe and her amazing imagination! She absolutely loves preschool which makes Daniel and me very happy. It has been such a supportive and safe environment for her in which to grow in. We can’t stress enough how pleased we are with our decision to enroll Phoebe with ABC Papanui. You and your team are doing a superb job! Thanks so much!”