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Early learning school

A world-class early learning school

Building on the outstanding reputation of ACG Parnell, we have just opened our new early learning school where children aged three months to five years can get a head start in life and gain the essential building blocks for future learning.

Now Open

We have opened our doors to our youngest students.  Limited numbers apply. Please get in touch by filling in the form below if you would like additional information or if you are interested in arranging a time to visit our centre.

Our Staff

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

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Parnell ELS Newsletters

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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*

View images of our custom designed early learning school below.

Enrolments are underway

We are currently in the process of taking enrolments. If you would like to book a meeting with Jane (Centre Manager), please email us at parnellcollege@acgedu.com

Our early learning school is located at 110 Park Road, Grafton.

Find out more

  • 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.



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.

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

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