ABC Rototuna

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Kia ora, hello 你好 Nǐ hǎo, नमस्ते Namaste, こんにちはKon’nichiwa. Here at ABC Rototuna our home is your home. Whanaungatanga being our main focus, we aim to make families feel at home, have a sense of belonging, to build trusting long lasting relationships and work together to support your child through their journey with us.

ABC Rototuna is located at the end of Saxon Woods Drive in Rototuna. Our centre is licensed for 50 tamariki, and we welcome children aged from 3 months to 5 years old. We have 3 rooms, our Kowhai Room (3 months-2 years), Harakeke Room (2 years – 3.8 years) and Mauku Room (3.8 years – 5 years). When transitioning children within the rooms we communicate extensively with whanau, this way the transition is for the children and also their family. Before you start with us we recommend you bring your child for visits as this gets them used to a different environment, different faces and different routines. When it gets closer to their start date, we suggest that you leave the room and make yourself at home in our staff room where there is coffee and tea.

Our Kowhai Room - Kaiako base their curriculum around care. Their day works around the needs of each individual, working alongside family and whanau to make sure that their tamariki’s needs are meet and the aroha (love) is felt.

Our Harakeke Room - Kaiako work hard to promote an environment for children to have secure attachments and social competence through a holistic view.

Our Mauku Room - Kaiako work alongside our tamariki through a play based curriculum. Guiding them, facilitating their learning, and scaffolding them to take them to their next level of learning journey. To be respectful and resilient is weaved through their daily routines also.

Te Ao Maori is something kaiako work hard towards daily. Teaching the tamariki about Mana ako, Mana Tangata, Mana Atua. We have Kapahaka Tuesdays and Thursdays, this brings the centre together as one, to learn together, aroha one another, and support one another.

We are well known for our large outdoor spaces with natural grass, these spaces allow for tamariki to explore and create. We pride ourselves in caring for Papatuanuku, with our gardens and with the beginnings of our orchard we can provide veges and fruit for our families and our wider community.

kind words from our parents


Thank you for sharing the way our kids develop, very often we miss all this and by sharing it on Story park makes us as parents realise the different ways they do. I know it’s definitely made me stop to watch the little things Syanna does more! You guys are really great!


Awesome daycare for the price/space and the friendships everyone develops. If I was to have more children needing to go to daycare, this place would be my 1st choice.


I could not wish for better care for my little one. The staff are wonderful and have been helpful to me as well as giving my little boy wonderful days at daycare. I searched very carefully, looked at 5 centres and I’m so glad I chose ABC Rototuna.


Love the staff and dynamic of the centre!!! Extremely well managed.


I want to say a big thank you to you and your wonderful Team for looking after our 3x rug rats for the past 8 years. All of the ladies have been fantastic and you have all played an important part in the development of our Children. Marion and I cannot thank you and your Team enough and wish you all the very best.


Book Character Day at ABC Rotoruna

We had book character day at BestStart Rototuna.

Plenty of choice at ABC Rototuna

At ABC Rototuna, our kowhai tamariki have been busy with choosing their own play,  From helping kaiako wash the chairs on a ataahua day to making cosy beds on a rainy day. The tamariki are making great choices and sharing their spaces with their friends.

Paint with their mouth and feet

At ABC Rototuna in the Mauku room (preschool) a discussion started when Tanner drew a picture of a dog with three legs. This led to watching videos of animals and people who had missing limbs. (We are focusing on having respe...