Welcome to ABC Paraparaumu!
“Where children are given time, space and encouragement to learn and grow.”
ABC Paraparaumu, part of the BestStart family, is located between Paraparaumu Beach and Otaihanga. You can find us on the corner of Percival Rd and Mazengarb Rd. Our closest park is less than 5 minutes away and we are also very close to Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve. Our centre provides caring educational programmes for children from 6 months to school age. With three spacious areas we are able to provide learning environments tailored to your child’s stage of development.
We have three separate rooms with resources aimed at the particular stage of development and current interests with teachers who plan for each individual child’s learning using the ECE curriculum Te Whariki.
Our nursery Pihinga is a warm, sensory environment where our professional, nurturing teachers follow your child’s individual rhythms and routines. We value our relationship with you and your child and believe in working with the parents/whanau to provide the best possible care and learning opportunities for every child.
In Maahuri, your child will be given the opportunity to explore and grow while learning through play. The teachers help your child to develop a love of learning and playing together with friends which nurtures positive social skills.
In Kauri, our pre-school class, the trained teachers provide a Be School Ready initiative that gives your child the skills they need to continue on their learning journey at school feeling confident and having a love of learning, so they can grow to their full potential.
We would love for you to come and visit our centre and meet our dedicated team of teachers who love being part of ECE, and believe that in these first years they can help to instill a curiosity and love of learning as a foundation on which your child will build on through their school years.
We are proud to have our Gold Healthy Heart Award and encourage healthy eating habits. We believe in ‘healthy bodies-healthy minds’ and in our three separate spacious outdoor areas children are given the chance to explore nature and be active.
We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!
We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what you 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 Centre Manager and the staff are wonderful. They are always there when you need help or assistance. Both my children go to the centre and they love it.” – Jan 2015
“My daughter goes to ABC Paraparaumu. All the staff know her well and are always telling me about her day. I cannot thank the teachers and Catie enough for making my little girls’ day fun, safe and educational.” – Jan 2015