ABC Salisbury Street

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
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ABC Salisbury Street is a quality childcare centre located in central Christchurch.

We are open from 6.30am to 6.00pm and cater for children from 3 months up to 6 years old. Our early openings provide flexibility for working families with early shifts. The 6.30am start allows families the time and opportunity to settle their children before commencing an early shift at work.

Our nursery provides care for children under two.  We are fortunate that many of our nursery teachers have a vast amount of experience with working with infants and toddlers.  The nursery runs a primary care-giving programme. This provides your infant/toddler with one ‘special’ teacher who will develop a strong rapport with your child, understanding their needs, being responsible for their care requirements and documenting their learning along the way.  They will work alongside you the parent to ensure that your routines and aspirations for your child are met.

In the preschool room we have children from 2 years until school age. These children are supported by qualified teachers who are attuned to your child’s interests and extend their play into valuable and meaningful learning experiences. Children have daily access to messy activities, outdoor play , art experiences, music, science and dramatic play.

Our preschool team has teachers who have worked in both the Early Childhood and Primary sector. These teachers lead our Be School Ready initiative. They draw on their knowledge of the primary school curriculum to plan and implement experiences that support children’s readiness for school.

We have a generous outdoor play area which provides children space to actively explore and gain confidence in their bodies in a safe and fun environment.

Other features of our centre:

– We provide morning and afternoon tea, along with a nutritious hot lunch, made onsite daily by our centre cook

– We provide regular excursions to the local library to extend early literacy development

– Regular family/whanau events

– Celebrating the diverse range of cultures within our centre

Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report

Our Centre Stories:

A Glitter-bug visits ABC Salisbury Street

ABC Salisbury Street goes to the Antarctic Centre

Christmas wander for ABC Salisbury Street

ABC Salisbury Street’s Stroll and Fluffy Stop At Frobisher Cafe

ABC Salisbury Dines al Fresco

ABC Salisbury’s Little Ray of Sunshine

ABC Salisbury Street’s Sensory Room Visit

ABC Salisbury Street’s Nursery Night at the Flicks

ABC Salisbury Street’s Preschool, Produce and Afternoon Tea

ABC Salisbury Street -The Hungry Caterpillar Excursion to Isaac Theater Royal

ABC Salisbury Street Preschools’s Special Movie Night


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:

“I would like to thank all the staff members of the ABC Salisbury Street for providing Sohail with the best learning and a safe environment with lots of love, support, appreciation and encouragement. I truly appreciate it and am very thankful to you.”

“I want to thank you all for making this such an easy task of returning to work. Having Kenzie with you throughout the day has made it so much easier and comforting knowing you are looking after her so well and she seems happy to be there. The open communication is helpful and I feel I can keep up with what she has been doing as I really didn’t want to miss out things. So big 2 thumbs up ABC Salisbury and thanks or all you time and support you’re all awesome.”

“It’s hard to know what to think when you first take your child to daycare. We were so happy to discover is that it was a great decision. The centre is great; staff that really care; heaps of room both indoors and out; stimulation and experiences that we would struggle to compete with; great friends and interactions for our child and for us; and it is fun. Most importantly our child loves ABC Salisbury!”

“ABC Salisbury St offers more than just childcare. The teachers and children are like our daughter’s other family. They offer a nurturing, safe, secure and joyful environment and are respective and protective of her well-being. They provide a fun learning environment, stimulating different learning techniques by use of different textures and an interest in her personal development.” 

“ABC Salisbury St is a lovely centre. The centre itself is well laid out and beautifully presented and the staff are all very approachable and friendly. My daughter loves the centre and has made many friendships that I hope will last for years to come.”