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Whānau/Family Inclusive Childcare Services in Tauranga and Putaruru

Abbey’s Place Childcare Centres’ have established an excellent reputation for providing exceptional, inclusive, multi-cultural, educational childcare services for children from all backgrounds. Our teaching teams value relationships and interactions between children, educators, parents, whānau and the community that are responsive, reciprocal, positive and encouraging thus enabling us to foster relationships and partnerships between the centre, the home and the community.
Staff at child care centre in Tauranga & Putaruru

Mission Statement

Abbey’s Place Childcare Centre’s will provide quality care in a safe, educational and supportive environment.

As professional educators, we will provide an environment that creates holistic opportunities for children’s learning and development, therefore laying the foundations for lifelong learning.
Child care centre in Tauranga & Putaruru


The environment at Abbey’s Place promotes safety and wellbeing and provides for interactive indoor and outdoor play and exploration, with a variety of stimulating equipment and resources. We respect the dual heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand and other cultures that contribute to our setting and incorporate resources into our environment that reflect this.


  • At Abbey’s Place Childcare Centres’ we believe that Early Childhood Education is an important part of a child’s learning and development;
  • We believe that providing opportunities for children to take control of their own learning is vital;
  • Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace in a safe, consistent, trusting environment which is meaningful to children, allowing us to build the foundations for their lifelong learning;
  • Our philosophy is based on a socio cultural context in which children learn through socialization and play with and alongside other more capable peers and adults;
  • Spontaneous play is recognised as “free play”, “free play” stems from the interests of the children and this is supported, affirmed and extended by competent teachers through a planned process of assessment and evaluation which shows progression in learning and development and creates an emergent curriculum;
  • Staff, children, parents and whānau are encouraged to use te reo Māori, tikanga and cultural practices that reflect the dual heritage of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi. Likewise we acknowledge other cultures that contribute to our setting;
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