ABC Rotorua Central

Rotorua central - mat time
R Central  - happy girl
RS _ Sand
RC - garden
RC - Carpentry
RC - bike
Rotorua central - wood
Rotorua Central - boys
Rotorua central - boy
Rotorua Central - girls
ABC Rotorua Central has an amazing natural outdoor environment. It's designed to encourage children to use their motor skills and give them opportunities to explore nature, grow flowers and vegetables, search for insects and bugs, and learn to care and respect animals.

Our infant and toddler area has a wonderful calm and homely feel, where children are encouraged to develop and meet their milestones at their own pace.  Our toddlers are also given the opportunity to explore the natural environment and Montessori activities especially designed for their age and development level.

Our over 2’s area is a wonderful large space which incorporates family play, natural resources, art and craft, music, construction and we also have a Montessori based room.  Children are empowered to make their own choices.  We encourage children to respect the environment themselves and others.  We also encourage Takeina Teina, younger children learning from older children.  We look at the holistic child and develop a programme that encourages the development of physical, emotional, intellectual and social skills.   We encourage family/whanau and community participation.

Video Gallery

Dancing at ABC Rotorua Central
Busy builders!

kind words from our parents

Riley Family

The last 4 and a half years have flown by and Josh id ready for school. Thank you for sharing his growth, milestones and self confidence with caring and kindness. He has had outings and experiences beyond what we as a family could give him. His skills at problem solving, learning a new language, teamwork and sharing are very much appreciated.


Today I dropped Dylan off for the first time and he had stopped crying before I even left the room. I'm so happy he is feeling settled with his daycare whanau.


Making Bird Feeders

Our project at the moment is gardening.

Creative, natural art

We are making a shift away from plastic and the art area is no exception

Our New Veggie Garden

A huge interest at ABC Rotorua Central is gardening, and growing food.  So we have re vamped an area that was not being used for anything and are planting a vegetable garden to share with our community. The post Our New Veggi...