• Welcome to A Step Ahead! Where Little Learners Discover & Thrive Enquire now A home away from home For your little one to Grow, Learn & Flourish Enquire now Spaces Available Now First 8 Weeks Free Limited time offer Enquire now T&Cs apply
  • Call now to book a visit Ph: (09) 627 3222

  • Welcome to A Step Ahead

    Early Learning Centre
    • 2 - 5 year olds

      We are a mixed aged centre catering for children from the age of two years until they start primary school

    • Small homely centre

      A maximum of 20 children at any one time, this allows time and space for each child to learn and grow, while also ensuring their individual needs are being met

    • Healthy Meals

      Healthy and nutritious vegetarian meals that children enjoy are prepared on site, alongside regular lunch box days

    • Play & Learning

      As play is an essential part of how children learn, our environment is set up to allow children the space and resources for them to explore, discover and learn through their play alongside a mixture of structured teaching experiences and routines

    • Relationships

      Relationships are an important part of a child’s learning journey, they help them to feel safe and secure while supporting them to learn and grow. We work to build strong relationships between teachers, children and families, this giving children the confidence to explore and discover what their world has to offer

    • School readiness

      Children are provided with opportunities throughout their day and our school time programme to develop their fundamental skills, these are skills that will help them not only when they start school but throughout their lives and learning journey

  • Here at A Step Ahead children will have opportunities to develop

    • Respect for themselves, others and the environment
    • An understanding of their own and others emotions
    • A positive attitude towards learning
    • Self help skills and a sense of independence
    • Effective communication skills for a range of purposes
    • Positive relationships with others
    • An understanding of appropriate behaviour and boundaries
    • Working theories for making sense of their world
    • The ability to explore, experiment, problem solve and complete tasks
    • Early understanding, knowledge and skills in literacy, mathematics, science, technology, social sciences, physical educations and the arts
    • A sense of humour
    • A Step Ahead are a wonderful, caring ECE that our daughter has enjoyed for the three years that she has been there. She is absolutely ready for school and I’d recommend it to anyone.

      Jo S
    • We liked most the innovative & creative environment and the care & support from the teachers & manager

      Peggy J
    • Very nice, little and cosy place for kids. My daughter really enjoyed being at the centre, exploring new things, learning how to play with other kids. Awesome teachers, always there coming up with daily new activities.

      Chaitali P
    • Friendly staff. Clean and tidy. My kids were toilet trained and learned to be patient, they learnt a lot of fine motor skills at A Step Ahead.

      Komal D
    • A Step Ahead has been great for our daughter. The caring teachers and homely environment have been great for her confidence and overall growth.

      Katie N
    • Our son has been at A Step Ahead for almost 3 years. In that time we watched him grow & learn in a safe, friendly environment. From day one he’s been completely supported. It’s a small centre which suited us as we came to feel like part of the family.

      Tina B
    • Our daughter has developed into a confident and inquisitive little girl under your care. She is more than ready for school.

      Annika F
    • 20 Hours Free ECE

      We offer 20 Hours Free ECE from children aged 2 years until they start school

    • Childcare subsidy

      Childcare subsidies available through Work and Income

    • Come and visit us today and discover for yourself what makes us special. We are located in a quiet side street away from the busy, noisey main roads. Handy to Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn, Avondale, Green Bay and New Windsor

  • Contact Us

    Our details
    • Physical Address

      22 Falkirk Street
      Blockhouse Bay
      Auckland 0600
      New Zealand

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 09 627 3222
      Mobile: 027 627 3222

    • Centre Hours

      Monday – Friday
      7.30am – 5.30pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Sessions

      Full day: 8.30am – 5.00pm
      School hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm
      Mornings: 8.30am – 12.45pm
      Afternoons: 1pm – 5.00pm
      Extended hours: 7.30am – 5.30pm

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