ABC Papanui

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Top Ranked NZ Childcare Centre

by Education Review Office

ABC Papanui is a cosy, home away from home for our children, situated in a quiet back section on Blighs Road. We have a team of committed teachers who are passionate about creating the best possible start to every child’s learning journey. Ranked in the top early learning centres in the country by the NZ Education Review Office, you can be assured the care and education we provide is of the highest quality.

We Value:
Trust
Respect
Love
Fun

Our learning spaces

Our early learning centre is separated into two classrooms – the Nursery, catering for babies and toddlers up to two years old, and the Preschool, catering for 2 to 5 year olds.

Nursery

We are blessed to have a small, cosy nursery allowing for nine babies and toddlers. This small group means our dedicated staff get to know your baby very 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.

Preschool

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.

 

Our amazing playground

We are so lucky to have a huge outdoor area with beautiful fruit trees and vege gardens. This amazing playground environment is pretty expectional and provides our children with the opportunity to extend on their own interests, challenge themselves and to have fun while they learn. Just wait until you see it, it really is impressive!

 

Community connections

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 regularly and work with all other schools that our children are attending to create a smooth easy transition to school.

 

Our Vision 

To encourage a lifelong love for learning.

Te Manu ka kai I te matauranga nona te ao

The bird which consumes education, it’s domain is the world!

 

Education Review Office Report

We have a fantastic Education Review Office (ERO) report, achieving the very best grade for all early childhood centres in New Zealand.

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

 

Healthy eating

We have received the Whanau Healthy Heart Award from the NZ Heart Foundation and encourage healthy eating in our children. For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!

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 E-portfolios

Storypark

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.

 

Our Centre Stories

Tumble Times

Health at the Heart

ABC Papanui Matariki celebrations

Storypark

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!”