ABC Parkside offers quality childcare and education, and is conveniently located near the Hospital and the Addington business district. We are a purpose-built centre with separate nursery and preschool play spaces. We offer full-time, part-time and sessional (morning or afternoon) hours.
Our nursery area is spacious, relaxed and inviting; our nursery team understands the importance of slowing down and giving children their full attention during those all important routine times of eating, sleeping and nappy changing. By working at the child’s pace, we are able to ensure their ever-changing needs are nurtured. Careful consideration is given to the layout of the playroom so that infants and toddlers feel empowered to self‑select from the toys and many natural resources which are attractively displayed down at their level. Close relationships and open communication with parents means children’s individual routines are easily catered for within the flexible daily programme.
Our preschool offers large open spaces indoors and out to allow for a variety of learning opportunities and experiences that challenge children in ways that support their holistic development. We provide an environment that promotes strong core values, social competence and the opportunity for children to develop their independence. Our teachers are passionate about providing the best possible preschool experience for every child and their family. Children and their families are supported in preparation for their transition into primary school.
Here at ABC Parkside our team of qualified teachers strive to provide a beautiful environment that is welcoming, respectful, safe and fun for all children and families. The atmosphere is both calm and playful, where children experience loving relationships with teachers and develop a strong sense of belonging and empowerment.
Our latest ERO report emphasised the following key messages:
Teachers know children well. They interact in positive, purposeful ways with children, parents and each other.
Children are well engaged in their learning. They play together confidently and are respectful of each other and their environment.
Teachers are highly focused on:
- supporting children to lead their own learning
- using routines as learning experiences
- including aspects of te reo and tikanga Māori in children’s learning experiences.
Children under two years of age receive good quality education and care. ERO observed routines and interactions that were calm, nurturing and supported infants and toddlers to explore the environment. Teachers enthusiastically celebrated children’s achievements.
Transitions into and within the centre are well managed and flexible. The centre has good relationships with local schools.
What makes us different:
• Children are seen as learners and leaders – where the child’s voice is heard
• Separate infant/parent area – to support the development of trust in an environment that is safe and secure
• Whanaungatanga – connecting links with families and our local community through excursions and special events
• Very spacious natural outdoor environment – for both nursery and preschool; a must for those adventurous children who like to explore
• Qualified Staff who understand and respect the diversity within our community
• Strong base values – respect, responsibility and relationships – Parents aspirations are respected
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.
“Thank you very much for all your hard work throughout the year. It’s great knowing that each day when I drop Isabella and Hamish off that they are in a caring and fun environment where they are happy and nurtured. We appreciate the influence you all have in their day to day lives as they continue to grow.
“Thank you all so much for your wonderful care of Alex over the last four years. We have loved seeing him develop into the little boy he has, and thank you for all the opportunities you have provided, especially with his creative side.”
“I am very happy with making the decision to have both my children at this preschool. They are growing so much socially and developing an independence and confidence in themselves. The facilities are very good, particularly the outdoor space and I have noticed the teachers involving the children with the new things they are bringing into different spaces such as the sensory wall outside and the large artworks inside. The teachers do a terrific job.”
“Our little girl really enjoys her time at ABC Parkside and we have always found the staff very friendly and helpful. We are very satisfied!”
“Having my children enrolled at ABC Parkside has been a very positive and rewarding experience for our whole family. The staff are always very happy and helpful and the kids look forward to seeing their teachers and friends on their preschool days. I think attending the centre has helped with their development in many ways including speech, learning about the world around them and how to interact and communicate with others in a respectful way.”