Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to ABC Raureka
We understand that choosing the right childcare centre for your child can be a daunting task, but let us take the worry away and share with you some of the wonderful opportunities we can offer your child.
‘Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi’
‘Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work’
Here at ABC Raureka, we believe that every child belongs in an environment that is warm, safe, friendly and inclusive, where they can develop meaningful friendships, and learn at their own pace. We inspire our children to develop important skills as such, self-regulation, confidence and to express themselves emotionally and creatively.
Our childcare centre is well established within the community and has been providing quality care and education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years for the past 24 years. We are positioned on a large back section away from the hustle and bustle of the main road, with safe off street parking. Our environments have been carefully designed by our teachers to cater for all our young learners.
Nga Tipu (Seedlings) (Ages 0-2.5ys)
Our beautiful open plan room offers your baby a home away from home. It is filled with a range of thoughtfully selected resources, soft furnishings and calming colours. Care routines for your child are relaxed, responsive and respectful, allowing your child to develop trusting relationships with their teachers. Our peaceful nursery provides your baby their own cot with fresh bedding, just like at home. Teachers also work closely with you to develop open and trusting relationships that ensure all your needs are a priority.
When your child is ready, a care plan is introduced to help support them on their journey across to the Pohutukawa room.
Nga Puawai (Blossoms) (Ages 2.5-5yrs)
Our dedicated and passionate team of teachers work collectively to provide your child with a safe and secure environment, where they feel warmth, dignity and respect. The learning environment is set up to encourage pockets of play, where children can choose to either play alone or in groups. Each of these areas provide many opportunities for your child to practice their communication, turn taking and problem-solving skills.
Teachers create interactive learning opportunities, that follow your child’s individual interests and needs and your aspirations for their learning.
Relationships (whanaugatanga) are a very important aspect of our centres philosophy. We believe that building strong, respectful, meaningful relationships help to promote and support all learning within our centre.
When your child is ready, educators will further support their learning by offering regular school visits with our local schools in preparation for the next step in their journey.
What can ABC Raureka offer your child?
- Qualified, motivated and enthusiastic teachers with a passion for children’s early learning
- Nutritional meals cooked on site daily – With a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables
- FREE Participation Van, which will pick up and drop of your child (*conditions apply)
- Wonderful centre garden in which your child can explore the values of nature
- Regular outings into the community
- Be School Ready initiative which prepares your child for school – with weekly visits to our local schools – Raureka and Ebbett Park.
- Optional swimming lessons for children 4.5 years.
- Wonderful partnership approach to learning between children, teachers, parents and whanau
- Online portfolios (or hard copy if you preferer)
- We embrace Te Ao Māori and honour both partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Thank you for taking the time to read about us. Please feel free to call or pop in any time and get the all-important FEEL for our centre.
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Ask about our Be School Ready initiative
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.
“I would like to share my experience I have had with ABC Raureka. As a mum with a special rights child I found it hard to find a day care in Hawke’s Bay for my daughter. I went into to ABC and with no questions asked they accepted my daughter no matter the challenges that were ahead of us. With the support of the awesome teaching staff and regular contact on a weekly basis the level of care and communication has been above what I had expected. Having people from the hospital coming and going to see my daughter or the ministry of education being around it was never an issue. As my daughter is now getting ready to leave day care and start her new journey at school in February. The help with the transition has been awesome attending meetings and wanting what’s best for Jocey. I would like to thank all of you for all you have done for us in the 2 and a half years we have been a part of this awesome whanau I can thank you enough.”
“I just want to take a few minutes to praise the Be School Ready initiative that ABC Raureka has with Ebbett Park and Raureka primary schools. I have a boy who is very shy by nature and doesn’t generally like new situations and I spent the year leading up to him turning 5, worrying about how he will cope at school. From 4.5 years old, Zak went with the teachers to the local School’s where they joined in with the new entrant classes for a couple of hours each week. I can’t praise the program enough. Zak was so familiar with the school he has just slotted into school as if he has always been there. We have had no tears or clinginess and in the holidays, we were asked every day, how many sleeps until he can go back to school. I don’t think the transition to school would have been so smooth for Zak had this program not have been in place.”