A world-class Early Learning School

Welcome to ACG Parnell Early Learning School - an exciting and inspiring place to
grow and learn. Where children aged three months to five years can get a head start in life and gain the essential building blocks for future learning.

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Welcome to an exceptional learning experience

Stepping into the Early Learning School, one has a sense of the calm, but purposeful environment, explicitly designed by early years specialists around the needs of the younger child. We believe that children are confident and capable learners from birth, so we uncover, nurture and celebrate the potential of every child in all aspects of school life. 

Located in Newmarket, next to the beautiful Auckland Domain, the custom-designed Early Learning School provides children with a stimulating environment. Catering for children from just three months old to five years, we offer a unique, seamless education with smooth transitions between each stage of your child’s journey. We pride ourselves on providing a fresh and contemporary approach to education - but we invite you to come and see for yourself the warmth of our environment, the sense of excitement in our classrooms and the curiosity sparked in our children.

Our Staff

Our dedicated teachers strive to create an inclusive atmosphere by listening actively to each child and responding to their needs and interests. Meet our staff here.

Key features

  • A structured learning programme inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy
  • Focus on ensuring your child is ready for primary school
  • Expert early childhood teachers
  • Centrally located with modern, purpose built facilities
  • In-house catering will provide nutritious meals and fresh healthy snacks
  • Priority entrance into our primary school


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Enrolments open to the early learning school

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Confident and involved learners

We provide flexible, open-ended activity-based experiences to ensure all our students become confident and involved learners. Their learning is often in the form of projects so children have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesise, question and discuss to clarify their understanding.

Every space within the early learning school has been carefully created to stimulate a child’s imagination so they can discover new skills and interests under the safe supervision of our teachers.


A positive foundation for learning

We encourage children to develop a love of learning at a young age by creating opportunities for them to explore, experiment, solve problems and express themselves as individuals.

Our learning programme is inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy and the New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum, Te Whariki. This structured approach, which includes specialist music teaching, will ensure children are well prepared for the next stage of their educational journey – primary school.


A world-class environment

The early learning school has been custom designed to create a physical environment that encourages curiosity and enjoyment.

The large central play area forms the hub of the school and encourages interaction among students, offering children the opportunity to develop oral language skills while nurturing social relationships.


Smooth transition to primary

Our expert teachers maintain a rich classroom environment where students are challenged to learn and explore to ensure their readiness for school. Children are also taught that respect for everyone else is important.

Early Learning students will have priority entrance into ACG Parnell’s primary school.

Parent Testimonials


I would like to express how happy I am with the care and support that Parnell ELS gives my daughter Aryana. Jane and the team treat the children in the centre like their own. The structured learning that enhances my daughter’s learning and social skills is very impressive. I highly recommend this place to anyone. When I drop my daughter to school every day I always have peace of mind that she will be well looked after.

The constant communication and update the team has been giving my family is so amazing. The dedication with the work is very impressive as Jane ensures she answers all queries and concerns regardless how busy she is.  Again thank you Jane you have just proven that we made the right choice in choosing ACG to be my daughter’s school.


ACG Parnell Early Learning School surpassed all our expectations. Their programmes are educational, fun, and they are very thoughtfully planned and executed. They respect cultural diversity, which gives the kids a strong sense of belonging.

Jane and her amazing team have helped Elena to become emotionally stronger, wiser, and more confident. She is guided carefully through her developmental stages, taught to interact with her peers, and become more responsible and independent. Our daughter feels loved and appreciated at school, which gives her the confidence to flourish, test her abilities, develop, and grow. Elena excitedly looks forward to school each day and returns home each afternoon, sharing new skills she has learned.

I would recommend ACG Parnell Early Learning School to any parents looking for a superior, responsible, and quality ELS.


Places are limited.  Contact us using the form below to secure your child’s position.

Kindergarten Location

Our early learning school is located 69A Carlton Gore Road.  Parking is at 110 Park Road, Grafton. 


7.30am – 6.00pm. A late fee may be charged if you are late collecting your child.

We are taking children from 3 months old to 5 years old.

ACG Parnell is licensed for 118 Children, with 20 Under 2s and 49 children for our toddlers’ room 2-3 years old) and 49 children aged 3-5 years old.

We offer premium child-teacher ratio (government’s ratio is 1:5 for under 2s and 1:10 for over 2s) Under 2s with a ratio of 1:4 and 2-3 with a ratio of 1:8 and 3– 5 years old with a ratio of 1:9.

We are happy to show you through the centre at a time that works for everyone. Apart from our weekly Wednesday tour at 10.00am, you are welcome to book a personalised tour with us. Bookings are essential.

Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack are included in the weekly fees.

Nutritious and freshly made meals offered to cater for all dietary, allergies and religious requirements.

ACG Parnell ELS offers 20 hours ECE. Terms and conditions apply.

Four-week notice needs to be given in advance for having your child’s enrolled days and hours changed and updated, provided there is space available for the new days or times desired.

The centre is closed for a period during the Christmas and New Year period. No charge will be made to the family during this centre closure.

There will be no refund of fees if a child does not attend the centre on a scheduled day, whether the absence is due to illness, holiday, being a statuary holiday or any other reason.

Yes, our children who are 2 and over wear our ACG uniform, purchased from NZ Uniforms- 12 Railway Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, 09-281 5643.

All our staff have a current first aid certificate.

All children are encouraged to have some rest time after lunch for their wellbeing so they feel refreshed and re-energised for learning in the afternoon. This can include a nap, yoga/mindfulness, or some quiet activities.

We endeavour to maintain highly transparent communications with our community via our classroom weekly highlights, ACG Parnell ELS’ Faceook Page updates as well as via our online portal internal Centre-Home communication platform.

The Manager should be advised in writing of any withdrawal from ACG Parnell Early Learning School at least four weeks.  Advice should be given at the earliest possible time and in any case at least one month before it is effective. Tuition fees are payable until the end of the notice period.

All our students get prioritised entry into the Primary School. Terms and conditions do apply. Parents still need to go through the ACG Primary School enrolment process.

There is a discount if you have 4 children, pay for 3 get one free.

We follow the Reggio Emilia Approach.

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