New Preschool Playground Coming Soon!
ABC Rototuna is located at the end of Saxon Woods Drive in Rototuna. We are between the suburbs of Rototuna North, Rototuna and Flagstaff. Our centre is licensed for 50 children per day; we have 8 qualified teachers, a full time cook and an administrator. We cater for children from 3 months to 5 years. Our team has been together for several years to which brings a diverse and supportive culture to our centre. This team is led by Centre Manager Karen Wood.
Our environment is set on an area of 2002 sq metres with three separate rooms, large outdoor settings with real grass. This allows for easy indoor/outdoor flow that accommodates the children’s interests, each with own sandpit, water play area and age and stage appropriate equipment.
Infants: 3 months – 2 years
In infants we nurture the babies and create a warm collaborative relationship with them and their whanua. We happily follow routines from home, while scaffolding the childrens’ learning encouraging their individuality. We provide nappies and also have a separate nappy change area. We give a lot of love and special care to our beautiful babies and we encourage the growth of each personality.
We have a separate bedroom and main area to allow flow of routines and activities. Our centre offers a very large outdoor area that caters for any gross motor skill that the child is willing to try. It is the space that infants and toddlers require to learn and develop. We have a new sensory garden allowing our infants and toddlers to explore their 5 senses. In addition to this, we have shaded and sunny areas featuring a new water feature into the covered sandpit and also a mud area for the adventurous.
Toddlers: 2 years – 3 years and 8 months
In the toddlers we support this age and stage of intellectual development (emotional and social) teaching social and communicative skills. We do this through turn taking, sharing, caring, waiting for a turn, understanding emotional feelings such as frustration and empathy and much more. Our team in toddlers have worked hard to develop a program to help within all these areas and the results are developing within the room and within transition to preschool.
Preschool: 3 years and 8 months – 5 years
In our preschool room we help to create independent learners who have a passion for knowledge and asking questions about the world around them. We do this through structured mat-times (2 x a day), organised activities and spontaneous play. We follow BestStart’s Be School Ready initiative preparing children for their transition to primary school.
Ask us 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 about this fantastic resource.
Our centre provides meals as required by the NZ Heart Foundation.
We have received a Gold Healthy Heart Award from the NZ Heart Foundation!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme
We’d love your family to join us at ABC Rototuna. Please feel free to call us for more information or simply drop by for a visit!
Our Centre Stories:
Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report.
“Thank you for sharing the way our kids develop, very often we miss all this and by sharing it on Story park makes us as parents realise the different ways they do. I know it’s definitely made me stop to watch the little things Syanna does more! You guys are really great!”
“Awesome daycare for the price/space and the friendships everyone develops. If I was to have more children needing to go to daycare, this place would be my 1st choice”
“I could not wish for better care for my little one. The staff are wonderful and have been helpful to me as well as giving my little boy wonderful days at daycare. I searched very carefully, looked at 5 centres and I’m so glad I chose ABC Rototuna.”
“Love the staff and dynamic of the centre!!! Extremely well managed”
“I want to say a big thank you to you and your wonderful Team for looking after our 3x rug rats for the past 8 years. All of the ladies have been fantastic and you have all played an important part in the development of our Children. Marion and I cannot thank you and your Team enough and wish you all the very best.”