ABC Gillies Avenue

Gillies-boy and girl
Gillies-girl tree
Gillies-boys reading
Gillies Ave - Baby
Gillies-magnifying glass
Gillies-bench
Gillies Ave-messyplay
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.

In our centre, we have many cultures and languages from around the world and we enjoy celebrating our cultures together, through special occasions or festivals. 

We have developed a delicious, free-rangesugar-free and locally sourced menu for our children. Our talented chef creates tasty meals daily as well as sugar and additive free baking - ensuring the healthiest, tastiest meals possible. To support our healthy eating we have great relationships with local food suppliers, ensuring that our fruit and vegetables are sourced locally and are fresh! We also only use free range, corn fed chicken and free-range eggs

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.

To support your child’s learning and imaginative play we also have a secret garden and mud kitchen. 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 children to get their hands dirty, explore mud, climb trees,  explore nature and develop confidence whilst using their creativity.  

What children learn from our 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.

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, 

please contact us directly (09) 623 2785 / abc.gillies@best-start.org

You might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here


Enquire Now

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.

Parent

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.

Parent

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.

Parent

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.

Parent

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!!

Andrew Deighan

Thanks for all that you do at ABC Gillies for Elijah. He loves it so much there. He sees the nursery in the morning and kicks his legs with excitement!!

LATEST STORIES FROM OUR BLOG

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 Wom

READ 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.  T

READ MORE
Baby love

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