ABC Waltham is a converted villa giving the centre a very home-like feel. The centre has a huge 500 square metre play space giving the children plenty of space and time to explore and work alongside others. We value that children learn through play, therefore our free play environment is paramount. We identify the fundamental importance of child initiated play and provide a variety of resources to extend children’s relationships with one another.
We foster children’s development holistically by nurturing children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and language skills. We identify that tamariki need time to be able to explore, experience and establish their own working theories and concepts of the natural surroundings. Teacher’s engage with children by utilising their interests and extending on their knowledge through providing guidance, support and working alongside tamariki.
We develop and foster responsive and reciprocal relationships with whanau by treating them with respect and understanding. ABC Waltham provides a welcoming environment for all tamariki, whanau and community and understands the importance of their contribution to the learning within the centre. We aim to provide an environment where language and culture are prevalent; therefore we install tamariki’s awareness and sense of well-being and belonging through the use of Te Reo, Tikanga and natural resources within our everyday practice.
We understand how difficult it can be at choosing the right early childhood centre with so many choices out there. If you are looking for a centre that will foster your child’s development through curiosity, critical thinking and working alongside others in a small environment, we may be the centre you have been looking for. Our dedicated team is here to help you every step of the way so you can rest assured your child will have the very best start in their education journey!
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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.
“Thank you so much for all you have done for both my boys. They have loved being a part of your preschool and have grown and learnt so much.”
“Just want to say a big thank you for helping me raise my babies and going above and beyond to help my whanau. You guys have contributed to my children’s development in many ways and I appreciate that.”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the last five years. The things you have done for me and my family are beyond amazing. We will miss seeing your smiling faces every day.”
“Thank you to all the staff for making and my daughter feel so welcome into the preschool. It has been a blessing getting to know each of you. I have been so proud to see my girl develop well and interacting with everybody and making friends we will never forget you all and what you have done for my family. God bless you all at ABC Waltham.”
“It has been such a lovely experience dropping my son off; you are so warm and welcoming and I know he is getting the best care possible. It is a lovely preschool with lovely teacher’s and children.”
“To wonderful teachers thank you for looking after our son. You guys are awesome and caring teachers. We are so very grateful for all your hard work.”
“Thank you for taking such amazing care of our daughter and helping her to grow into the wonderful girl she is today. We are so sad to be leaving ABC Waltham behind but in saying that we will never forget you all you made our time with ABC Waltham amazing one.”