ABC Katikati

Katikati - Boy
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Katikati - Dand
ABC Katikati is a fun, play-based daycare centre that prides itself on developing a home away from home. We embrace the diverse cultures and needs of our community here in Katikati and love supporting our tamariki to learn about these cultures.

We celebrate and promote our loving, respectful and supportive relationships with our tamariki, whanau and community. We value these relationships and believe they build important foundations in tamariki's learning and development. We love to get involved in community fundraising (especially supporting Plunket), events and visiting different places.

Our planning and curriculum is play-based, following tamariki's interests, with a focus on meeting individual tamariki's goals and parent/whanau aspirations. We have a wide variety of fun resources and experiences available daily for children including art, messy play, blocks, family play, construction, books, music, physical activity, sand/water play and many more. Our curriculum follows Te Whāriki, with an emphasis on the five strands, Communication, Well-being, Belonging, Contribution and Exploration.

Our nurturing, inviting and provoking environment is something we have pride in. We encourage our tamariki to respect our papatuanuku and care for our environment. We are regularly reviewing, changing and resetting our environment to reflect tamariki interests, development stages and encourage fun. 

We provide the BestStart Be School Ready initiative to ensure our children are ready to continue on their learning journey through to school or Kura. This initiative runs alongside the NZ Primary School Curriculum and is integrated into our daily programme.

We have calm, respectful and nurturing routines that follow the tamariki needs, including our rolling meal times, fun, interactive mat times and our ability to get to know your individual routines and personalise these for our day to  day care of your child.

Come in and meet our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and supportive team here at ABC and see how we can support you and your family. 

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ABC Katikati Nursery


Connecting with our local school

As part of our ABC Katikati transition to school procedure we have developed strong links with our local schools.

Sensory Play

The children at ABC Katikati have developed a strong interest in sensory play

Bugs Bugs Bugs

At ABC Katikati our children and teachers have been focusing on bugs. We have been following children’s interests and extending their interest in bugs using a variety of teaching strategies. Our tamariki have been takin...