BestStart centres are located throughout New Zealand

BestStart is the umbrella organisation for over 260 early learning and care centres from Whangarei to Invercargill. We are the leader in quality early-learning education, offering friendly, well-qualified early-learning teachers, quality educational programmes and safe and secure learning spaces.

Each of our centres is unique, reflecting the people in its local community. You can find a BestStart centre to welcome you and your child – whatever your requirements or background.

BestStart a registered charity, is fully New Zealand owned and operated, with nurseries, preschools, kindergarten (kindy), Montessori and childcare services nationwide. We also offer a home-based service, and after-school and OSCAR programmes.

We’ll work alongside you to help your child to achieve their learning potential. Our teachers will respond to your child’s growing interests and achievements and create a sense of belonging. Children learn best through experiences created though play. So, we've created attractive, stimulating environments to immerse them in a wide variety of fun learning and social experiences, extending their literacy, numeracy and creativity.

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