ABC Palmerston North

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ABC Palmerston North is a high quality education and childcare centre with a fantastic newly renovated interior and completely revamped large outside space.

Our dedicated teachers are committed to the development and growth of every child. At ABC Palmerston North, your child will become ready for school and ready for life! Our teachers have initiated a meaningful curriculum that will develop your child’s skills and attitudes for life-long learning.  We have a strong focus on the areas of literacy, numeracy, science and physical education and through these subjects your child learns how to take on responsibility, be independent, and develop meaningful and reciprocal relationships with others.Each room is uniquely focused on the age and stage of each child within the room. Our environments are aimed at encouraging and extending children’s learning, development and current interests. We nurture your child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development while providing a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Infants to 2 years - This room provides flexible routines in an environment that is nurturing, respectful and caring. The teachers and children in this room develop meaningful relationships which enable the children to discover the world around them. Each child is encouraged and supported through their learning as an individual plan is developed specifically to meet their needs.

2 – 3.5 year olds - The learning journey continues in the Pukeko room. Here the wonderful teaching team focus on developing and fostering children’s self-help skills and independence. The children and teachers also work together to build and foster relationships and friendships which encourages the development of social skills. The learning environment provides your child with opportunities to discover and make links with the wider world.

3.5 – 5 year olds - This room focuses on the ever increasing independence of our pre-school children. The passionate teaching team create an environment that allows your child the time and space to make their own choices while at the same time being supported and guided by the teachers. The environment is literacy and numeracy rich and allows for both collaborative and solitary learning. Your child will experience our Be School Ready initiative which is woven into our Pakeke programme.

At ABC Palmerston North we practice whaanaungatanga – a relationship through shared experiences and working together which gives everyone a sense of belonging. We provide a space for your child to be a child where they can run freely in our amazing outside space, get physical, socialize with others and have fun. We work towards creating trust and respect so that your child can grow to be the best they possibly can and to develop to their full potential.

Video Gallery

Welcome to our Infant Room
Welcome to our Toddler Room
Welcome to our Preschool
Dancing lessons at ABC Palmerston North
Bagpipes at ABC Palmerston North

kind words from our parents


I am so grateful that the teachers in the Potiki room have taught my boy how to use a spoon to feed himself and to hold a glass and drink from it independently. He is only 11 months old and being a full-time working mum it is hard to teach your child everything you want to in the short time you have together. I am more than happy with the nurturing care that these ladies provide him and have no worries at all leaving him in their hands.


Stock car

With the children at ABC Palmerston North currently being interested in vehicles, we were lucky enough to have one of our parents bring in a real stock car! The children were able to sit in it and pretend to drive it as well as listen to the giant roar as

Getting a jump start

Every Friday morning, children transitioning to Russell St School from ABC Palmerston North within the next six months joins Kylee to a visit to the new entrants classroom.  The children are involved in the daily programme and get a real life taste of wha

Multicultural Evening

At ABC Palmerston North we held a Multicultural Evening recently. Each family brought a plate of food to share from their culture. Super delicious! Some families dressed up in their cultural dress and shared songs and stories...