ABC Te Aroha

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

ERO has rated ABC Te Aroha in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children

ABC Te Aroha, part of the BestStart family. We are a quality childcare and education centre which provides full-day or sessional bookings for 3 month to 5 year olds. We have 2 separate buildings at one location. A sunny renovated villa for our homelike Pepi room and a purpose built building for our children aged 2.5 years and over.

We provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment where the individual needs and interests of children are affirmed and extended by caring, qualified teachers, and motivated caregivers. We provide healthy morning and afternoon teas with the children developing their cooking skills in helping to prepare some of these. We have been awarded the Gold Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation.

We offer high quality education and are a passionate, motivated and professional team that has a wealth of knowledge and experience in children’s learning and development as identified in our latest ERO report

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

Pepi Room

In our Pepi room, tamariki experience a free-play environment which is set up to provoke learning and grow lifelong dispositions. It is richly resourced with a focus on natural open-ended resources. Water play, painting, building, singing and even baking are just a few of the activities we provide for our Pepi. Meals are at set times for our toddlers, where we all come together to eat. Our Pepi teachers have many years’ experience and work closely with the whanau of our children. Our Be School Ready initiative is evident even in our Pepi room, and our toddlers are thoughtfully prepared for their transition into the Overs room when the time comes.

Overs Room

A variety of learning opportunities are offered daily. Children are able to engage in new and challenging experiences as well as having the opportunity to revisit and extend prior learning. In the older children’s area there is a large focus on BestStart’s unique Be School Ready initiative. Within this initiative children learn about what to expect when they go to school; rules and responsibilities such as managing their lunch boxes and belongings. They also get a strong foundation programme of numeracy and literacy skills applied in meaningful contexts which enhances learning, understanding and retention.

The children also engage in regular outings into the community including our fortnightly visits to Toddler Time as well as our local primary schools, one of which provides them with a school classroom learning experience.

Our playground has been upgraded to foster the children’s gross motor development as well as exploration abilities. The new features include a bike track, a wharenui , stage area and new climbing equipment.

Please feel free to ring us for a chat about the centre, or come in for a visit! We’d love to meet you and show you around.

Check out our centre’s latest stories and events

Butterflies at ABC Te Aroha

ABC Te Aroha walk for Breast Cancer

ABC Te Aroha Kapa Haka Showcase

Fire Truck exploration at ABC Te Aroha

Toddler Time with ABC Te Aroha

ANZAC Commemorations at ABC Te Aroha


Be notified about your child’s learning any time of the day! 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.
Parent Feedback:

“My children have made huge improvements in their confidence and self-help skills and all the staff are friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone I know”

“A wonderful centre which my daughter loves to attend. The staff are helpful and willing to listen to me and my daughters concerns”

“I’m so happy with the differences in my child, she has learnt a lot of different things and her learning is improving extremely well”