ABC Tauranga Central

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50 % off fees

for two months on all new enrolments
*conditions apply

At ABC Tauranga Central childcare centre our mission is to provide the best quality early childhood education and care for children. Your children will discover, learn and explore through a collaborative, natural and calm environment which fosters the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child”.

ERO has rated ABC Tauranga Central in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children.

Stay and Play!
Join us every Friday from 9am to 3pm for a FREE stay and play. Bring your child to enjoy and experience free playtime at our centre. Meet our teachers and get a feel of what our childcare centre can offer you and your child.

Our environment has a warm, home-like atmosphere where children develop a sense of belonging. Our open, fun environment encourages children to reach their full potential through learning at their own pace. We’re committed to providing quality childcare and have 5 qualified registered teachers. They’re passionate about equipping children with the skills, knowledge and dispositions to become lifelong learners.

We have a brilliant baby programme based around individual needs and routines and the children’s holistic exploration. The room has two very experienced and passionate infant and toddler teachers committed to providing quality care to the children. Our baby room caters for up to 10 babies from birth to 2 years old.

The Preschool room provides both a structured and free play environment. Children are encouraged to explore at their own pace. The quality transition to school initiative Be School Ready is woven into curriculum areas and learning opportunities. This ensures children develop foundation skills for lifelong learning. Our environment and curriculum encourage children to participate in early literacy and numeracy activities. We have a strong relationship with St Marys – our local school – and we we hold transition visits every Friday for our 4 year olds.

At ABC Tauranga Central we understand that the community offers fantastic learning experiences for our children where we often source outside knowledge to support our children’s learning. We offer extra-curricular activities such as swimming lessons, regular excursions and events.

We’d love to meet you and your family. Come in for a tour of the centre and more information around what makes us a great place for your children to learn and play.

What makes us different?

  • Beautiful natural playgrounds
  • Extra curricular activities including swimming, regular school visits and excursions
  • Specialised infant and toddler curriculum
  • Specialised 2-5 year old curriculum
  • A great teaching team

At ABC Tauranga Central, we believe each child is unique with their own special strengths and interests. As educators we focus on individual planning to support them to learn and grow. Here is an example of what individual planning can look like for your child and how we take the time to extend on their interests.

Check out our centre’s latest stories and events

A Day In The Life Of ABC Tauranga Central

Welcome aboard ABC Tauranga Central Flight N78

ABC Tauranga Central’s Ice Cream Shop

Rock and Roll at ABC Tauranga Central

Getting creative at ABC Tauranga Central

ABC Tauranga Central – Honey tower

Cross Country at St Mary’s Primary School

Mothers’ Day Celebrations at BestStart

ABC Tauranga Central celebrate Father’s Day

ABC Tauranga Central experiment with Ice

ABC Tauranga Central’s Pepi Room – Real Play Day

Pet week at ABC Tauranga Central

ABC Tauranga Central Celebrate Diwali

ABC Tauranga Central’s good deeds

ABC Tauranga Central experiment with science

ABC Tauranga Central’s little scientists

ABC Tauranga Central’s Walkathon

Tumble Time at ABC Tauranga Central

ABC Tauranga Central participate in ANZAC activities

Collecting driftwood at ABC Tauranga Central

Click here to read our latest centre newsletter

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

Parent Feedback:

“ABC Tauranga Central has been keeping us up to date with what our son has been doing. We get regular pictures sent to mine and my husbands emails and it makes us feel that we know what is going on. It has also been great to send round to the grandparents and the rest of the family. They all use them as screen savers, so our little man is posted everywhere. We love the communication and he gets to see himself too.”

“ABC Tauranga Central has been the one place my children have both attended. My youngest started at 3 months old and is still here. The staff are wonderful and provide lots of passion and are always extending my daughters interests and skills at the centre. We love all the parent evenings in particular the super hero disco night.  They are always putting on events for us to have extra family time with our children. Being a full time worker, I enjoy the use of Storypark, getting awesome photos of my child’s weekly activities and beautiful stories. I would highly recommend others to come and enroll their children here”.

Web Healthy Heart

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

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.


The SunSmart Centre Accreditation programme provides Cancer Society approved guidelines on how to make centres a safe place for children and the centre’s community.

Being a SunSmart accredited centre shows that our centres:

  • are committed to protecting children, staff and parents from the risks of UV radiation
  • are raising awareness about the importance of skin protection among parents and children
  • promote the centres within the community as one that is committed to the health of its children
  • have a sun protection policy that follows the Cancer Society minimum criteria
  • promote and support positive sun protection behaviours such as hat wearing
  • are developing and maintaining a sun-safe environment