ABC Gillies Avenue
ABC Gillies Avenue is a beautiful, purpose built childcare centre with a lovely natural outdoor area shaded by native trees. It is located within easy reach of Auckland city and motorway links.
Our centre and team are diverse. We have many cultures and languages from around the world and we enjoy celebrating our cultures together, through special occasions or festivals. We value and recognise children as competent and capable learners, this is reflected in our environment where children are encouraged to develop their independence and build self-confidence. Our teachers work closely with you and your child to identify their interests and skills. We plan activities that extend their learning and development further. As your child’s first teacher you have a vast amount of knowledge and insight into their learning and development. By working together, we can ensure that your child has the best possible start in life. We have regular excursions to explore nature in our local neighbourhood. These experiences extend children’s interests, helping them feel connected to the natural world and their community.
Our Forest Kindy
Forest Kindy encourages children to take supported risks within the natural environment. It develops a sense of wonder and discovery in the outdoors, encouraging self-esteem, independence, confidence and creativity.
What children learn from our forest Forest Kindy:
- Children becoming familiar with the local environment and their place in it
- Exploring nature close up, asking questions and investigating to find the answers
- Understanding how to keep themselves safe, whether it is climbing a tree or crossing the road, children are given strategies and tools that they can use to make sure that they keep themselves and others safe
- Taking responsible risks; in our society children’s ability to take responsible risks is very limited, by giving them the tools and strategies for keeping safe children can begin to understand the implications of the risks that they take
Get in touch today to find out more about our centre.
kind words from our parents
Sidiga and Sunesh Bipat
As parents, we entrust our greatest blessings to the staff at ABC Gillies every day, and we are grateful for the loving care and guidance they receive. The staff look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. Our girls have been blessed with awesome teachers who understand their challenges, and handle them with grace. We cannot imagine how we could have coped without knowing that our girls are in a safe, fun place every day. Even the administration provides us with great communication and support. They are always transparent and never leave any question unanswered. Words cannot express the thanks that our family has for each and every staff member that has been a part of our family! Forever grateful.
We love that there is plenty of space, natural light and adequate shade for the play areas at ABC Gillies Ave. Delicious and nutritious food is available. The children are supported to find their own way and take responsibility for their person, the toys and their environment.
Great team of teachers that are friendly, supportive and professional. Lovely environment for the children to be cared in. Storypark is a great way to see the children growing and learning capturing those moments which are precious to parents.
The teachers have supported me around my child’s sleep routines at home and while at the centre. They also provided a sleep consultant evening which was really helpful, supportive and positive. The teachers are well trained and communicate well with the parents they treat every child as an individual and support them to reach their goals.
Toby had an amazing time!! He is always so proud to come into the centre and share his stories with the staff and kids – it’s lovely how supportive everyone is!!
What we're proud of
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Toy Drive for Auckland Women’s Refuge
Earlier this year ABC Gillies Ave’s infants and toddlers room began the task of removing some of our old, plastic resources in place of new wooden ones to inspire our children. Rather than throw them away, we decided to reach out to the Auckland WomREAD MORE
Coffee for Women’s Refuge
This morning the teachers at ABC Gillies held a coffee station for our busy parents to start their day on the run up to Christmas. The parents all donated money for a coffee and a homemade biscuit. In total we raised $102.00 for women’s Refuge. TREAD MORE
At ABC Gillies Avenue we believe in respectful practice, this can be seen in the way that our teachers interact with the Tamariki and whanau. This is especially important in our interactions with our youngest infants. Our...READ MORE