ABC Havelock North

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ABC Havelock North - Where relationships and learning blossom through nurturing the seeds of love. ERO has rated ABC Havelock North in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children

ABC Havelock North is situated near Havelock North Village shopping centre and provides education and care for children aged 2 years to 5 years old. We have a team of qualified teachers who are dedicated in preparing children to become lifelong learners. Your child will experience an environment that is safe and secure with a peaceful, calm and unhurried atmosphere. Our teachers are passionate and innovative; they're here for the children and each make a valued contribution to the life of the centre. The team provides fun, stimulating and age appropriate activities for children of all ages and stages.

Together we strive to create a love for learning by providing a stimulating environment and holistic curriculum. The curriculum is inclusive and responsive to embrace children’s capabilities, confidence and competence. Our unique outside environment has a covered all weather deck, which extends out to an expansive outdoor setting of tranquil gardens, including vegetable and flower beds with a variety of large fruit trees.

You are welcome to come and experience our warm and happy centre whenever suits you, no appointment is needed, just pop in! We look forward to hearing from you and joining your child's journey.

What else you can expect from our childcare centre:

  • A teaching team that has special qualities that role model, nurture and care for children’s holistic well-being  
  • Wonderful partnerships with family and whanau  
  • A planned programme that reflects and supports children’s current interests in both individual and group learning environments  
  • Nutritious meals that have been designed with the help of a food nutritionist and prepared by our centre chef  
  • Individual portfolios documenting your child’s learning 
  • Quality teacher ratios 1:8 
  • Affordable rates, 20 ECE hours programme

kind words from our parents


Thank you all so much for looking after and teaching my little girl. You really made us feel so welcome. I am going to miss you all and I know for a fact Meila will miss you as well. She was so happy to see you all every morning and oh the stories she tells me! You have helped her grown into an amazing little girl and we are so thankful


We can’t begin to thank you enough for all you have done for Luan and us as a new family. We will miss you dearly and forever hold you in our hearts


Congratulations on being a TOP RANKED CHILDCARE CENTRE by ERO. A few weeks back you and the children were all inside and the hilarious laughter went on for a minute at least, perhaps more and it was a wonderful happy sound to hear. You are doing a wonderful job educating and caring for those very young children so keep it up! I love having you as neighbours


Muddy The Lamb Comes To Play

At ABC Havelock North we think it’s always wonderful for the children to experience nature at its best, but more importantly how to nurture and embrace these care moments for all living things. We were really thankful for this experience when Debbie North

Visiting Mangarau Gardens

ABC Havelock North went on an excursion to Mangarau Gardens, our local community gardens. This Autumn morning started off cold, so we wrapped up warm and headed off on our walk. Along the way we stopped and check out our local stream. We were excited to s

Mother’s Day

ABC Havelock North recently held their annual Mother’s Day celebration – an afternoon tea for all our centre mothers.  What a fantastic turnout!  It was wonderful to see faces light up when tamariki saw their Mums...