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Introduction to
Parnell Early Childhood Centre

Located only minutes from Auckland's CBD at 27 Glanville Terrace, Parnell, our Centre provides quality care, great teacher ratios, Gold Star Healthy Heart meals, leafy outdoor play areas and well-planned rooms for children as they grow and develop from babies to 5 year olds.

Parnell Early Childhood Centre has four separate indoor areas for children, from babies and toddlers to over-twos and pre-schoolers. Outdoors, infants and toddlers have a play space of their own, as well as having access to the large outdoor area used by the over two year olds, which includes a sandpit, trees to climb and covered places for play.


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Our latest ERO Report conducted in December 2014 had this to say:
"Children have many opportunities to develop social skills through their play. They enjoy friendly relationships with each other. Children show trust in their teachers and respond positively to daily routines such as mat times. Teachers are mindful of the need to ensure that these routines are appropriate to the age of children."   We take pride in this - it's a recognition of everything we strive for when caring for your child.


Infants & Toddlers - 2 years and under
Our Centre has separate spaces for babies/infants and for toddlers. In the Kowhai Room we've created an environment that gives babies the space to grow, explore and develop. Toddlers can play, learn and create in the Totara Room. Babies and toddlers also have separate sleeping rooms, recognising that babies often need multiple sleeps during a day while many of our toddlers only need one.

Two year olds
Two year olds move into the Pohutukawa Room. This is a cosy space where teachers work closely with the children to help them develop their social and communication skills and ensure that they are capable, competent and ready to learn when they make the move to the Kauri Room.

When they are approximately three years old, children move to the Kauri Room - a large, well-resourced and engaging space. Here children are able to engage deeply in play and learning, supported by a team of teachers with the training to extend their learning.

In the Kauri Room, older children develop the skills they need to become successful learners at higher levels including some formal learning experiences to support their transition to school.

Short Days for 3 month olds to 4 year olds
Parnell Early Childhood Centre offers short days from 8.45am-3.15pm from as little as $32.05 a day for children aged 3 months to 4 year olds - perfectly timed if you're doing the mad rush to drop off and pick up older school-age children, or if you work part time, or even if you just need time to do all the other things in your day. (Three days a week minimum for Short Day enrolments)

Come and see us

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Our ECE Administrator and Head Teacher - Over 2s, Susan Swolfs, looks forward to introducing you to our centre and answering all your questions. Please call Susan to arrange a visit. We're open from 7.30am to 6pm on weekdays (closed for Public Holidays).


Parnell Early Childhood Centre
27 Glanville Terrace, Parnell
Phone: 09 555 5198