ABC Paraparaumu

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

Welcome to ABC Paraparaumu!

“Where children are given time, space and encouragement to learn and grow.”

ABC Paraparaumu, part of the BestStart family, is located between Paraparaumu Beach and Otaihanga. You can find us on the corner of Percival Rd and Mazengarb Rd. Our closest park is less than 5 minutes away and we are also very close to Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve. Our centre provides caring educational programmes for children from 6 months to school age. With three spacious areas we are able to provide learning environments tailored to your child’s stage of development.

We have three separate rooms with resources aimed at the particular stage of development and current interests with teachers who plan for each individual child’s learning using the ECE curriculum Te Whariki.

Our nursery Pihinga is a warm, sensory environment where our professional, nurturing teachers follow your child’s individual rhythms and routines. We value our relationship with you and your child and believe in working with the parents/whanau to provide the best possible care and learning opportunities for every child.

In Maahuri, your child will be given the opportunity to explore and grow while learning through play. The teachers help your child to develop a love of learning and playing together with friends which nurtures positive social skills.

In Kauri, our pre-school class, the trained teachers provide a Be School Ready initiative that gives your child the skills they need to continue on their learning journey at school feeling confident and having a love of learning, so they can grow to their full potential.

We would love for you to come and visit our centre and meet our dedicated team of teachers who love being part of ECE, and believe that in these first years they can help to instill a curiosity and love of learning as a foundation on which your child will build on through their school years.

We are proud to have our Gold Healthy Heart Award and encourage healthy eating habits. We believe in ‘healthy bodies-healthy minds’ and in our three separate spacious outdoor areas children are given the chance to explore nature and be active.

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

Read about what has been happening in our centre below:

World Teachers’ Day at ABC Paraparaumu

Invitations with a difference

ABC Paraparaumu celebrate 20 years

Mural at ABC Paraparaumu


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

Web Healthy Heart


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:

“We feel so blessed and lucky to have had such great teachers taking care and loving both our children. Especially Luke…..he came to your care really early and we could not have asked for better teachers! He has blossomed under your care and guidance. Catie had once pointed out that he sang well before he spoke, and we have you guys to thank for that and more. You truly saw what he had in him and coaxed it out” –  Rhea, Jan, Amber and Luke

“To everyone at ABC Paraparaumu, Thank you so much for being a wonderful bunch of people and teaching and preparing Grace for school. You are all so nurturing and we will miss you” -Kylie, Andy and Grace.

“Absolutely love our kindy. James is so happy and comfortable there. His speech has come on in leaps and bounds since he started. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone looking for childcare on the Kapiti Coast”.

“I am very happy with the level of care and education provided at our centre. I feel like every member of staff makes an effort to get to know my daughter and make her feel welcome and involved”

“My sons centre is great. Staff in the nursery are brilliant. They work incredibly hard to ensure my son has a positive fun learning experience.”.

“My children go to ABC Paraparaumu and it is amazing! I can honestly say the teachers and Catie do an amazing job- I want to thank them so much for making it easy to leave my children each day! I know that they are happy and have an awesome time everyday. The teachers in Pihinga go above and beyond for my two boys (1 and 2 years)”.

“Everyone is really friendly and go the extra mile to further my children’s education”.