ABC Hillcrest

Hillcrest - Forrest
Hillcrest - Girls
Hillcrest - Xmas
Hillcrest - rabbit 2
Hillcrest - sprinkler 2
Hillcrest - Korowai
Hillcrest - sprinkler
Hillcrest - Jumping
Hillcrest - Blocks
Hillcrest - Clown
Hillcrest - Playground
Hillcrest - Painting
Hillcrest - party
Hillcrest - Police
Hillcrest - Mushrooms
Hillcrest - Bunnings
Hillcrest - Bubbles
Hillcrest - Rabbit
Hillcrest - Tunel
Hillcrest - Lamb
Hillcrest - Magnify
Hillcrest - Grandparent
ABC Hillcrest is situated in Hillcrest close to the local schools and Polytechnic. We provide a home away from home environment with a fantastic outdoor area, which helps develop children’s physical and cognitive skills. We also have beautiful gardens made by the children and whānau from our centre.

We provide different areas which the children can flow between, there is a lovely, inviting under two space in which the children are always stimulated and receive reciprocal relationships with the teachers in that area.

The team at ABC Hillcrest is very passionate and are dedicated to enriching the lives of the children in our care. All our staff are qualified teachers and bring a diverse range of skills to our centre. We pride ourselves on the great relationships that we form with the children, their families and the community around us. Our goal at ABC Hillcrest is to provide your children with the skills needed to become confident, competent learners, preparing them for their learning journey ahead.

We welcome you to visit our centre at any time convenient to you.

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ABC Hillcrest Bike Day

kind words from our parents


To the amazing, beautiful, funny, loving teachers at ABC Hillcrest. ABC was a home away from home, a safe place, where magic happens and memories are made. No words can express how grateful we are, to have you ALL part of our lives. You all cared for and adored Alzarah as if she was your family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we will truly miss each and every one of you.


Our son Oliver started at the centre about 4 months ago when he was 1 year old (incredibly young and vulnerable in our eyes!). We were naturally very nervous about the idea of ‘handing him over’ for such long periods of time to people who we had only briefly met. From day one the staff have welcomed Oliver by name. Again a small thing that may seem insignificant but is incredibly important to you as a parent as it shows that they see your child as part of their whanau and not just another kid turning up for a few hours. I simply can’t say enough about Kristen. We’ve only known her for a short period of time but already completely trust her with Oliver, primarily because we know that he completely trusts her. That’s probably one of the biggest compliments I could pay. We couldn’t have hoped for a better start and look forward to seeing Oliver thrive here over the next few years.


Daycare rallies to replace fire victims’ belongings

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Bike Day

ABC Hillcrest tamariki have a great love of riding bikes, and we are very lucky to have a large bike track in our playground. So when CrankWorx was happening in Rotorua we decided what a great opportunity to get involved also, as we have a number of whana

ABC Hillcrest are sunsmart

ABC Hillcrest was awarded the Cancer Society SunSmart Centre Award. We were presented this awesome Certificate and lots of extra goodies. The post ABC Hillcrest are sunsmart appeared first on BestStart Educare.