ABC Howick

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ABC Howick is located in a lovely converted heritage villa close to Howick Village and is within easy travelling distance for parents living in Bucklands Beach, Eastern Beach, Cockle Bay and Highland Park. The centre is rich with character and all the teachers and children who have journeyed before us have contributed to an enriching and stimulating environment.

Our stable and experienced teaching team provide a safe, supportive and engaging learning environment for our children. The relationships with children and partnerships with parents form a strong foundation for learning in our centre. Our philosophy places emphasis on the importance of free play and our unique environment provides a home away from home feeling, providing children with engaging and challenging experiences that help them develop the essential dispositions that create a life-long love of learning.

We are fortunate to have a wonderful large outdoor play space that supports children’s ongoing physical development and natural inquisitiveness. Our outdoor area is an extension of our classroom and supports the development of children’s dexterity and social competence. Our beautiful heritage tree provides natural shade and can be climbed along with climbing frames. Our bikes, swings, water play area and creative arts area ensures our children are provided with numerous activities to develop and grow.

The fantastic resources and fully qualified teachers support children to actively participate in centre life, empowering them to inquire and explore as they learn about the world around them.

We offer small group sizes, with 8 children in our under 2 year old room and 37 children over 2 year olds in our in our preschool rooms. We welcome feedback and ideas that help us to create a meaningful learning environment.

We would love you and your family to join us at ABC Howick. Please feel free to call us for more information or simply drop by for a visit.

kind words from our parents


My daughter has been at ABC Howick for the past year. The teachers are amazing, so friendly, caring and professional- they really focus on my child and how they can extend and support her interests. I like how they use Storypark to document my child's learning and I can set this up so her Uncle overseas can see what she is up to. I would highly recommend this centre to other families.


ABC Howick is an excellent day care, I find the staff to be friendly and professional, they are very engaged with the children. My daughter has been attending ABC for about 1 1/2 years and her confidence has grown so much in that time its great to see! My daughter is proud to say she goes to ABC! Keep up the good work ABC .


I would rate all aspects of the centre 5 out of 5. All experience shared at the centre are all positives. Great management and a great environment for kids with such dedicated staff. They are a great support system always working alongside each families to ensure the best care is provided. Nothing is ever a problem. My son has benefitted so much since joining the centre. I would highly recommend the centre to other families.


Celebrate Matariki

From the 15 June to 20 July ABC Howick embraced Matariki – The Maori New Year.  Matariki symbolises a time of renewal and an opportunity to reflect on who we are at this moment in time, build connections and strengthen togetherness with our whanau. The ch

Celebrating Chinese New Year

The 12-16 February 2018 saw ABC Howick embracing the celebrations for Chinese New Year with many of our children’s families offering to share their expertise and help us to strengthen our learning opportunities and teaching of the significance of this spe

Christmas fun

Saturday the 2nd of December 2017 saw the ABC Howick playground come alive in celebration as we held our Christmas family fun day.   We treated our families to a BBQ lunch with the children also enjoying the bouncy castle, ba...