Our teachers are the heart of our organisation, they are people who are helping create amazing futures for our tamariki We believe in strongly upholding the profession of Early Childhood Teaching. We are committed to providing outstanding care and education to our tamariki and welcome teachers who share our vision.

We know that teachers who not only have a great working knowledge of Te Whariki but have the skills to engage with families/whanau and their tamariki and build positive relationships thrive in our organisation. Our teachers amaze us daily with their innovation, enthusiasm and whole hearted commitment to our tamariki. 

We support our teachers by offering outstanding PLD opportunities throughout the year that ensure they are always teaching with the most current theories and practices. There is never any shortage of inspiration or support and all our PLD is driven by what our teachers tell us they would benefit from. It has been this commitment to ongoing, responsive PLD that has seen BestStart become one of the leaders in ECE education in New Zealand.

For our Teachers who are working towards their Full Certification, we have an well established and highly successful Induction and Mentoring programme to support you through this time. Delivered by our sector experts, known as Professional Services Managers, we know that our programme ensure that our newest teachers gain the experience and understanding of their role that will see them grow into reflective, responsive teachers.